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Lady Bird Surfboards
1983
Kenny Hill 
La Jolla Surfboards
1972
PO Box 47, Brookvale.




Spirit of Brotherhood, circa 1973.





Lane Surfboards
? Adelaide, South Australia
1979
Lane Habib
Greg Frost

Lane decal forwarded from bruce w., Novemmber 2013, wuth thanks.


Lennox Underground Surfboards 
1978
Lennox Head NSW
Phil Myers
Decal image courtesy of Issac Flint, Ballina May 2009.

Len Dibben Surfboards
North Freemantle WA
1958 
Len Dibben - Hollow plywood Okinuees
1960 
Foam and fibreglass
1979
and Andy Berlach, Colin Ladhams and Chris Fullston ;

Advertisement: Surf International Vol. 2. No. 5  page6.

Decal image: Len's Surf Shoppe, circa 1970.

Supplied by Ken G., July 2009.

Photograph:Len Dibben and employees with current models, circa 1968.Note previous popular model (wide tailed Vee bottom), extreme left.
Image by Dibben Family collection,
reprinted in Australian Longboarding Magazine
Number 2 Winter 1988 page 21
Reported, with thanks, by Saxon June 2003...
Hydroplane Stingers were made extensively by Len Dibben (Surfboards) in Perth in the seventies.
I have seen the photo albums to prove it.

Below: Len Dibben decals, circa 1973 and 1977.





















Les Purcell Surf Design
Maroochydore Qld
1974 - 1995
Les Purcell
Shaping history submitted, with thanks, by Les Purcell, April 23, 2003.
 
I started my shaping for Woosley Surfboards in Kelvingrove Brisbane in 1968.
Then I journeyed south  and shaped for Atlas Surfboards in Melbourne 1969.
Then John Arnold in Adelaide in 1969.
My journey then took me back home to Queensland and  next I shaped for Connexion Surfboards in Caloundra during 1970 which was owned by Greg Clough.
From there I shaped at Adlers Surf Centre in Wooloongabba in Brisbane from 1970 to late 1973.
In 1974 I opened the Les Purcell Design Surfboards.
Retired from my shaping winter of 1995 for the time-being...
These manufacturers have been added to or amended in the Manufacturer/Shaper Index.
Les added...
There are a few shapers I did not see (in the M/S Index) who are credible..
1. Tony Biltoft who owned Nalu Surfboards, in Brisbane 1972 to 1973 when he died.
There was a Memorial Contest for him for many years following.
 
2. Kent Manning of Sunshine Coast and
Kent Manning worked at Hayden Surfboards, 1979.
 
3. Darryl Bolger  of the Gold Coast
Darryl Bolger worked at Darby Surfboards, Currumbin Qld, 1979, and
Local Knowledge Surfboards, 1991.


Lewis Surfboards
Hastings Drive, Port Macquarie, NSW
1974
[John] Lewis

Lightning Bolt  (Australia) Surfboards
Made under licence.
1980
Doug Bell;
1982
Greg Clough
Ian Goodacre

Light Surfboards

Coffs Harbor NSW
1977
Chris Horne
Lime Lines Surfboards

Shoalhaven Heads NSW
1990
Mark Jameson 
Limited Edition Surfboards

Shoalhaven Heads NSW
1986
Mark Jameson

Line Up Surfboards
1990
Dee Why?
Geoff Horner




Lip Stix Surfboards
South Australia
1978

Rip'N'Tear Twin-fin by Weasel (?)


Lip Stix, 1980


Lip Stix, 1985







Liquid Drive Surfboards
Bulli, NSW
1978
Theo Happel 
Liquid Horizon Surfboards
?
1976
David Hanlon

Littoral Expression Surfboards
?
1975

Partial decal image courtesy of TomTom2, April 2014.


Lightning Bolt Surfboards Australia
1977
513 Nepean Highway, Bonbeach, (Victoria)
772-6630







Lightning Bolt Surfboards Australia
1978

Made under licence by Aloha Surfboards
Brookvale
Shaped by Greg Clough
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haped by Stuart Campbell.

   

Liquid Lips Surfboards
??
1982
Geoff Gibson.

Four fin model,1986.


Liquid Powered Surfboards
1979
Victoria?

Living Water Surfboards
Main Beach, Queensland
Phone: 38-8040
1983

Nick Masarion.


Living Water, red, circa 1983.

Living Water: Prince of Peace, circa 1978

Living Water, blue, circa 1983.


Living Water Circle
, circa 1986
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contributed with thanks by snazzy, April 2015.


Local Knowledge Surfboards
North Kirra, Queensland.
1979
Steve ‘Zorro’ Goddard.
Decal image from Noddy H., May 2014.
1982
Neal Purchase, Steve ‘Zorro’ Goddard Tri-Fin Model
1984
Alan Kempnich
1986
Nev Hyman
1989
Ken Reimers, Phil Murray;
1990
Warren Cornish
1991
Darryl Bolger



      






Local Motion Australia Surfboards
1987
Byron Bay
Gunther Rohn, Brian Ingram ,Tony Cerff,


Lorne Surf Shop (Surfboards) 
Lorne, Victoria. 
1976. 
Michael Anthony

See Ocean Road Surfboards


Los Angles Ladder Co.
California
1935
Tom Blake Model

Lowery Surfboards
circa 1968
7 James Street Aspendale, Victoria.


 


Luke Short Design - LDS Surfboards
circa 1963
South Australia, Victoria???


Lumpy Surfboards
circa 1963
South Australia, Victoria???

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