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M and M Surfboards
58A Cumberland Road Aurburn NSW
1966 to 1967
Geoff McCoy shaper and William Morton glasser.
Both were previously employed at Ron Surfboards.
Geoff McCoy left the company circa 1967 to shape at Bennett Surfboards.
William Morton continued manufacturing as WM Surfboards.
Thanks to Geoff McCoy

Decal emailed by Sammy, March 2013, with thanks.


Mack Surfboards
Circa 1965.

See Jay Bee Surfboards.

Decal: Mack Custom Surfboard, circa 1965, 
courtesty of Harry H., April 2012.
 


Madda Surfboard Designs
?
1990
Craig Maddison




Mad Dog Surfboards
1984
Bryon Bay NSW :

Neil McCormack, Bob Margetts, Mark Platter, Robert Casey
 .

1980, April - Blue Moon Designs by  Bob Margetts.
Decal contributed with thanks by snazzy, April 2015.











   






Malua Surfboards

1963
"Craftsman built  for Waltons"

Manning Surfboards
1978
Maroochydore, Queensland.
Kent Manning
Decal image contibuted by Samantha G., May 2011.
1990
Heatwave - Manning










Mark Scott Surfboards
1978 
?
Mark Scott

Decal image right contibuted by Joe, Nambucca Heads, June 2008.


Mark Richards Surfboards
Contracted :
1973 McCoy Surfboards
1976 Morning Star Surfboards
Mona Vale
Mark Richards,  Col Smith (NN);
Top: Mark Richards Single fin decal, circa 1975.
Image contributed by Joe Smith, April 2009.

1978 Mad Dog Surfboards,
Byron Bay
Bob Margetts , Mark Platter, Tony Cerff, Ken Freelander, Frank Latta, Don Allcroft
Michael Scanlan
Noted: Kenney Farren (Ken Freelander?)



Bob and /or Noel Smith report... 
 My 2 MR Twin fins both have initials KF on them. 
 KF is Ken Freeland from South Africa. 
 He was working for Peter Daniels at Faith Surfboards in JBay before coming to Aus and shaping MR's
 around '78-'79.- thanks to Bob and/or Noel 

Right : Designed by  Mark Richards Lizard Decal, circa 1980
Photograph : Sydney Surf Auction,
Mona Vale  Hotel, Sydney, 30 October 2005 Catalogue No. 43.
Thanks to Mick Mock. 
White and Blue versions below, emailed by John Andrews, May 2008.
Red version, circa 1979, and black text circa 1978 (bottom),  thanks to Mick Mock, Surf Auction, November 2011, #120.

email corresponence quoted on ebay item, March 2009:
"The number (pencil markings on the blank) has no relevance. Just for a worksheet or












Mark Richards Surfboards
1990
Newcastle NSW
Mark Richards

Mark Warren Designs [Surfboards]
1977
NSW
Possibly built by McCoy Surfboards


Mars Surfboards
1973
Fingal Head NSW
Murray Burton
Pre Pipe Dreams Surfboards

Decal image forwarded by George, April 2012.


Martin Surfboards
1984
Seal Rocks, NSW


Maurice Cole Surfboards
1975
Victoria
Maurice Cole
Created by Maurice Cole decal, circa 1976
-forwarded by George, Geelong, April 2009.

[Footprint] By Maurice Cole decal, circa 1976.
-
contributed with thanks by snazzy, April 2015.

 

Maximum Surfboards
1981
Phillip Island, Victoria
056- 785248
Stewart Maxwell







M C Board Surfboards
Maurice Cole
See above

McCoy Surfboards
1970

Click decal for full entry.

McDonagh Surfboards
Brookvale NSW
An  early major sydney manufacturer.

Click McDonagh decal for extended manufacturer's details.

McGrigor Surfboards
Originally Brian McGrigor Surfboards, Brookvale NSW
1970
238 Harbord Road, Brookvale.  93 4965
"Brian McGrigor from Hawaii, California and South Africa.
Shaped for Nuuhiwa, Chuck Dent and Plastic Fantastic.
Greenough Designs and Twin Fins."
-Tracks, December 1970, page 24.
1973
"Country Fun - Designed and Shaped by Rodney Ball", decal below.
David Trealor
circa 1975
186 Harbord rd, Brookvale, phone 939 1767
1976
Brian McGrigor; Jack Knight, Barry King (Supernatural model), Darryl Holmes, Mal McNeil;
1977
Barry King, Mal McNeil and Paul Peters;
1979
Barry King, Mal McNeil, Ian Goodacre and Rodney Ball.
1984
186 Harbord Road Brookvale
939-1767
Barry King



Sun and
Palms decal 1976,










McGrigor/ Designed and Handshaped 

by Malcon McNeill, 1977.
Image thanks to Mick Mock, Surf Auction 2010.


Left:
McGrigor Star, 1979-1980.
Contributed by Murray K., April 2014.

Right:

Country Fun,
1973.  
- Designed and Shaped by Rodney Ball
Contributed by Phil with thanks, May 2011.


Paul Peters Model, 1977.

.
McGrigor, 1977.
Decal forwarded by Nambi8, April 2014, with thanks.


McGrigor Surfboards
- Barry King 1976.

McGrigor
Designed and Handshaped by Ian Goodacre, 1980.

McGrigor
Handshaped and Designed by Barry King, 1982.


McGrigor - Designed and Handshaped 
by Malcon McNeill, 1976.


(McGrigor) Tri fin model 1982.

McKeen Surfboards
1973
?




McLelland Surfboards
1976
Newcastle
Bill Mclelland
Peter Cornish, Billy Robbo (Robinson/Roberts?)

Bill McLelland emailed the following (edited) notes in November 2005, with many thanks.
I made boards in Newcastle for 6 or 7 yrs in 1970s,  mainly for surfers in Newcastle area and mainly Merewether surfers.
Probably averaged 5 or 6 per week and did most on my own.
However Peter Cornish and Billy Robbo did shaping etc for a time.
Shaped and glassed some boards for Qld such as Aragorn S/b thru guys visiting from Kirra such as MP
Still see the odd mid 70s McLelland around mainly due to having had quite a famous local artist (in latter yrs) John Earle spray designs such as dolphins tubes etc in that period.
Very interesting to see the hundreds of old names from the 60s, 70s and 80s board makers and guys who shaped and who you surfed with and shared a beer with .names that haven't heard for 30yrs in some cases, like Grove.
My dad bought me one in Noosa in 1968 and Spirit of the Sea surfboards that a friend of mine bought from shop opposite Kirra in prob 1970.
Just a great site regards, Bill McLelland.

McPherson Surfboards
Angourie, NSW.
1972
Denis McPherson

Peter emailed, September 2014 (edited):
The first McPherson decal had the text across the top of the topless mermaid and Angourie underneath.
Baddy Treloar has suggested the decal was drawn by either Robert or Geoff Waters.

The board (right) was shaped for me in 1971 or 1972, after I sold my Wilderness Chine Hull, the babe holding my board was my girlfriend at the time.
Denis was living at Palmers Island and working at the Clarence River Slipway as a fitter, before he started shaping boards full time, after moving up there from the south coast.


1974





McQuarrie Surfboards
159 Sommerville Road, West Footscray, Victoria.
314-2525
1979 :
Bruce Rea, Jim Pollock and Richard Evans.
 
Decal image circa 1975 contributed with thanks by Snazzy, December 2010.




McTavish Surfboards
Byron Bay NSW
1988
Bob McTavish

Bob McTavish decal,
circa 1974.
Decal image contributed by Jim Swinton, February 2006.

Bob McTavish Tailor Made Surfboards, 1966.
PO Mooloolaba, Q'Land.
Photograph and catalogue notes at Sydney Surf Auction, 
 Harbord Diggers Club,   22nd September 2007. 
Thanks to Mick Mock. 
"#23. BOB McTAVISH MAL 9'9" 1966 9/10 
Approx 12 of these made under this logo, shaped & glassed by Bob. 
A unique one, he added a 6" section of foam to a 9'6" blank to get the 9'9" "length. All clear, black fin."
See Keyo #224

Classic by Bob McTavish, circa 1976.
Decal image courtesy Mick Mock, 
Surf Auction, November 2011,  #197.



McTavish Surfboards, circa 1981.
Byron Bay.
McTavish Surfboards, circa 1981.
Byron Bay.
Blue decal image contibuted by Snazzy, December 2010.

Circa 1981: Robin Harvey (Shaper?).

Mead Surfboards
circa 1979
 ?


Mellow Surfboards
circa 1976
 ?


Mercer Surfboards
1977
South Coast, NSW


Merrin Surfboards
1964
3 Sunshine Avenue Tweed Heads

See Graeme Merrin Surfboards


Merrin Surfboards
Tweed Heads?
1969

Late 1960 decal thanks to Billy Gruner, June 2016.


See Graeme Merrin Surfboards

Merv Larson Aquatic Designs
2316 Channel Dr.G.
Ventura, California, 93003
Phone: (805) 653-0551

1967
Merv Larson: Surf-skis and wave-skis.







M-H Surfboards
?.
1964
Michael Hallenstein

Noted: one example gifted to a young female enthusiast in NW Tasmania in the summer of 1964-1965.


Miami Surf Designs
Gold Coast, Queensland.
1980
Tony Eltherington (Surf Designs).


Decal, circa 1983, below, forwarded by MaxiK, September 2014.

This board also had decals for Aleeda Surfboards and Tony Eltherington Surf Design, Gold Coast.



Michael Jones Surfboards [by]
?
1975
Michael Jones
Decal image contributed June 2014 by ericB.


Michael Peterson Surfboards
1973
Michael Peterson
 
1975
80 Musgrave Street, Kirra
MP shaper, Peter Evans glasser, Ray Childes sanding/finishing.
- Advertisement, Tracks #53 - February 1975.

Michael Peterson Surfboards black, circa 1974
Ski-Free model, shaped by Michael Peterson, circa 1974.
-
contributed with thanks by snazzy, April 2015.

Michael Peterson Surfboards coloured, circa 1976.











Michael Peterson decal, circa 1976.
Decal and template images  contributed, with thanks, by Tom Kearney, Newcastle, January 2007.

Michael Saggus Surfboards
1974
Coffs Harbour





Mick Carey Surfboards 
Carey Surfboards
Currumbin Qld
1965?
Currumbin, Queensland
1977
Mick Carey, Dave McDonald, Eddy Sawden 

Mick Dooley Surfboards
1964
PO Box 56 Brookvale.  Phone 93-2995
Mick Pierce Surfboards
1978
Rye, Mornington Peninsula, Victoria.
Mick Pierce

Mick Simmons Surfboards
George Street, Sydney.
1958 to 1962
Balsa Pig board, circa 1959, decal mage courtesy of Phil Hunt, May 2009.
.
 In this period several manufacturers produced standard shaped boards, often made by apprentices, with store-based decals for major chain stores.
Examples included  Nock and Kirbys Surfboards by Scott Dillon Surfboards and Pacific Star Surfboards by Dunlop Surfboards.
Other examples (manufacturers unknown) included Waltons Surfboards and Mick Simmons Surfboards. December 1948 : Outdoors and Fishing Magazine, Hudson Publications, Sydney.
A full page advertisment for Mick Simmons' Sports Stores includes:
The Winner- a
canvas and rubber inflated surfboard (surfmat, priced at) 67/- (67 shillings).

Mick Simmons, Surfing World November 1963.
 Also see Source Documents:
Mick Simmons Surfboard Catalogue, 1962.





Mick Simmons- Retail Surfboards
Surfing World.
March 1964
Volume 4 Number 1 page 10.

Mike Davis Surfboards
Kiama NSW
1975
Mike Davis
1977
and Billy Tolhust ;
1979
Mike Davis

Mike Davis Designs, Kiama, 1983, decal forwarded by Nambi8, April 2014.

Mike Davis Designs Surfboards Kiama, 1975.
Decal contributed by Phil with thanks, May 2011.








Mike Young Surf Design
?
1976
Mike Young


Milner Balsawood Blanks
Arthur Milner and Co.
1958
4-8 Joyce Street Springvale, Victoria.
746-9363
Arthur Milner and Co. had the Australian import license for balsawood and was the major supplier to Sydney's board builders from about 1958 to 1964 whereafter the vast majority were made from foam.
Miner's back-loaded finshed boards from Sydney to be retailed to Victorian boardriders.

circa 1962

52 Hutchinson Street St Peters, NSW.

Left: Milner Balsa Supplies.
Australian Outdoors January, 1960, page 67.

Advertisement, 1963.
The Victorian Surfer
March 1963 Volume 1 Number 3, page 76.


Advertisement, 1963.

(cropped)
Surfabout Magazine
          Volume 1 Number 5 page 6.

Misty Mountain Surfboards
?
1973
Ian Lindsay


Mo Ala Surfboards
1976
Michael Winters
Mocean Surfboards
Louttit (?) Bay, Lorne
1980
Gavin Carroll

Monarch Surfboards
1976
?

Mooloolaba Surf Centre (Surfboards)
The Esplanade, Mooloolaba, Queensland.
1976
Probably professionally manufactured for this local surf shop.
  

Moonlight Glassing [Surfboards?]
Victoria?
1988?

Shaped by Dan Van Zanten





More Surfboards
Yamba, NSW
www.moresurfboards.com 
2007

Mark Pridmore 
Mark emailed the images in February, 2008 and the following (edited) comments:
"My father , Robert Pridmore worked for Cowley surfboards in the early 70's in Redcliffe and also for labels Sunshine (which I believe was his own label ) and also had something to do with Candleworks.
I have one Candleworks and one Sunshine board still today. 
I also make boards and my label is MORE Surfboards.
I have been doing boards under this label for the past 2 years and prior to that I did some underground/backyard stuff called Buddha Stix."

 



Morey-Pope Surfboards
(USA)
1965
Bob Cooper (USA) Blue Machine model,
1968
Bob McTavish Tracker model

1969
Bob McTavish Power Dude and  Big Mac models





Morning Mist Surfboards
Perth, WA
Late 70s to early  80s.
Entry noted by John McMahon, July 2007, who noted:
"Shaper was Daryl.He was good. Did some experimental work with radical shear lines on undersides hoping to make 360s easier, but boards just kept breaking. Also did some windsurfer stuff. Donated some boards as prizes to Perth contests."

Morning Star Surfboards
80 Garden Street, North Narrabeen, NSW
1974 
Col Smith (NN) Mark Richards Model,Tom Carroll Model, Paul Holmes;
Breakway September 1974: Design: Col Smith on his swallow tail flyer
while shaping for Morning Star Surfboards.
1977 
and Ron Ford ;
1979
Col Smith (NN)

Col Smith Personal Model, circa 1977.
Decal image courtesy Mick Mock, 
Surf Auction, November 2011,  #199.


Diamond decal, circa 1979.




Morning Star Surfboards 
Shaped by Col Smith, circa 1974.
Decal image contributed by Jim Swinton, 
February 2006.

Space wave 
Shaped by Col Smith, circa 1978.

 


Shaped by Col Smith- Diamond ,
circa 1978.



MS, circa 1979.
Photograph, with thanks, 
by Katie Morton
MS, Designed and Handcrafted by Col Smith, circa 1979.
Decal image courtesy Mick Mock, 
Surf Auction, November 2011,  #44.
MS,
Designed and Handcrafted
by Col Smith, circa 1975.

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Moss Surfboards
1979
Makoto Zenke 
Mountain Dew Kneeboards
1983
?
Decal image, with thanks, emailed by Kyle.

Molded Plastics Industries (MPI)
Queensland
1959 
Mr. X Surfboards
Queensland?
1978
Glen Winton


Mt Woodgee Surfboards
Queensland?
1978
Gill Glover

1986
Ian Byrne






M. T. Surfboards

??
1975
Muloka Surfboards
??
1978

Murray Smith Surfboards
??
1978
Decal image, with thanks, contributed by Steven P. January 2013.


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