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Nalu Surfboards
Brisbane, Qld.
1972 to 1973
Contributed with thanks, by Les Purcell, April 23, 2003:
"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."
Contributed with thanks, by Kim Hancock, December, 2011 (edited):
"Nalu surfboards were built by Tony Biltoft and his 2 younger brothers, he learnt to shape at Adlers in Brisbane for 2 years and then went it alone.
He was building a good cliental untill on I think it was Sepetember 1974 his finish room exploded tragicaly burning him to death, the buisness did not continue..
I think the guy who mentioned Sharlin surfboards having a fire was possible thinking of Nalu.

Shaun emailed July 2010:
Hi, just thought I would drop you a quick line about `SHARLEN` Surfboards .
Had one in the early 70`s .
They were made by two brothers in East Brisbane , Queensland .
They had a small surfshop there and the factory was nearby .
As far as I can recollect there was a fire at the factory and one of the brothers was killed in the glassing room ?
Or so the story goes ??
After that the shop closed down and that was the last I heard of the brand."

Nat Young Surf Design
Post Office Box 2, Avalon, Australia, N.S.W. 2107.
1974 

Nat Young
1976 
Mona Vale
and Paul Holmes, Gunther Rohn. 

1978
Black Nat Twin fin - for team rider Greg Black

- decal image below courtesy of Freddie, February 2014.
1981
Tri fin
1982
Phil Murray, Jet Fins.
1985 
Mike Davis - Longboards
1985
Nat Young's Fall Line Surfboards
Rob Allen
Mick Dooley (Mini-mal)
Decal (below) contributed by Daniel, November 2011.

1998
Ronnie Woodward -  Longboards
2005
Bic Surfboards Nat Young model





Native Surfboards
Yamaba-Angourie, NSW
1971-1972
David "Baddy" Treloar, Dennis Anderson, Ian Goodacre.

Treloar had his first signature model at Nipper Williams Surfboards, Brookvale, in 1969 and then moved to the Angourie branch of Wilderness Surfboards, which was taken over by Wayne Williams in 1973.
Top:  NATIVE surfboards, pencilled over lightning-bolt graphic, circa 1971-1972.
Board shaped by Ian 'Goody' Goodacre.

Centre: Native decal and Designed by David Treloar, circa 1972.
Under a blue pigmented deck.
Contributed by Jo-Jo99, June 2014.

1974
39 Winbourne Road Brookvale, NSW.
- (earliest?) advertisement in Tracks #52, January 1975.
Pinlines: Peter Stanton,
Bottom: Native Distinctive Surfboards, Brookvale, circa 1974.

In 2009, Native Surfboards were listed at:
13 Sanctuary Avenue, Avalon, NSW 2107.  

Below: Native decal, circa 1976.
Contributed by Justin Harrison, March 2006.













Native Winds Surfboards
Manly ?
1982
Jack Knight
Natural Awareness Surfboards
70 Maitland Street Norah Head, NSW
1980
Graeme Wood - Bill Cilia
1982

Graeme Wood

Decals courtesy of Tom Foster, January, 2017.
  

Natural Balance Surfboards
Caloundra, Sunshine Coast, Queensland
1978
KKK


Natural Curl Surfboards
circa 1974.
Sydney ?
Brad Mayes.
Natural Design - Dimentional Surf Design (Surfboards)
Queensland ?

1975
Michael Peterson


Natural Design Surfboards
circa 1974.
Ivanhoe,Victoria
Rod Stock.
Curly Pet Special Model.

Left: Natural Design, c1976.



Natural Flight Surfboards
1989
Christchurch, New Zealand


Natural Flight Surfboards
1977
Gold Coast, Queensland
Natural Flow Surfboards
Fingal Head ("South of the Border")
Gold Coast Qld
1976
Jim Imeson


Natural Flow Surfboards
Shoalhaven Heads NSW
1975 
Peter Hitchen 

Nectar Surfboards
USA
1981
Simon Anderson Thruster model 
Neal Purchase Surf Design
Kirra Point, Gold Coast, Queensland.
1974
Neal Purchase
Below: circa 1990



Neil Oke Design Surfboards
Victoria
1978?
Decal contributed with thanks by Snazzy, April 2015.
See Oke Surfboards



(Brothers) Neilsen Surfboards,
Surfers Paradise,
Burleigh Heads, Queensland
.
The company was started by the Paul and Rick Neilsen, after working for local board builder, Hohensee Surfboards.
The brother's local reputation was enhanced by their domination at Burleigh Heads and nationally by Paul's
contest success, with the accompanying media exposure.
He was second
in the 1970 Bobby Brown Memorial Contest at Cronulla and first in the1971 Australian Titles at Bells Beach.
The following year he took
first place in the Smirnoff Contest held at Sunset Beach, and was a finalist in the 1972 Hang Ten Pro and the 1976 Rip Curl Bells.
1970
Paul Neilsen
Rick Neilsen
Centre Atcade, Surfers Paradise
Sportman Avenue, Mermaid Beach, Queensland

1972
Australian Champion Model
Decals courtesy of Will Chance, March 2017.
1976 
Darryl Bulger and Richard Harvey;
1977
and Nev Hyman;
1979
Tony Etherington, Paul and Rick Neilson, Mark Loveridge and KKK;
1980
Gunther Rohn;
1982
Mark Loveridge
1986
Phil Grace 
Tony Dempsey











Down Railer Model, 1971.

Bros. Neilsen, circa 1974

Bros. Neilsen Pintail Flyer,  1976.

Bros. Neilsen White Pointer by Loveridge,  1978.








Neil Schultz Surfboards
1978
Coolum, Queensland 


Neville Hyman Surfboards
Gold Coast Qld
1978
Neville  Hyman

Also

Nev Surfboards

Gold Coast Qld ,
1980
Nev Hyman 




Nevada Surfboards
George's River Road, Enfield ?
1971
Bill Cilla

Reported, with thanks, by Greg Clark, November 2003
Nirvana Surfboards on the Central Coast ... were originally known as Nevada Surfboards and ran ads in Surfing World in about 1971 featuring Billy Cilla under the Nevada name.
Presumably they changed the name to Nirvana when they realised that a landlocked US state bore no relationship with surfing. They kept the same typeface for their logo though.
See Age Surfboards

Peter emailed  July, 2005 (edited)...
re : Age, Nevada, Nivarna Surfboards.
Your story is a little incorrect, here are the facts ...
Alf Jeffries started AGE Surfboards....with Gary (willer??? - not exactly sure of the surname) who ran the retail side at Bankstown, circa 1966 - 1967.
Alf ran the factory at Lakemba, employees included Billy "Black Boy" Cilia.
About 1971 - 1972, Alf changed the name to Nirvana Surfboards and later on moved the factory to Kinkumber.
In the late 1970's, Alf  sold Nivarna surfboards (proprietor unknown) and relocated to Western Australia.
Bill  Cilla was initally involved with Nevada Surfboards ("Lock and load" was the slogan in one magazine advertisement) and later bought Nirvana Surfboards
Alf Jefferies currently resides in Coffs Harbour.

Newcastle Surf Design
Newcastle
1988
John Scollay


New Line Surfboards.
Gold Coast, Queensland
A Christ Centered Company
1984
Rob Webster













New Oceanic Surfboards.
[Max Gill]
Melbourne
circa 1964-6?

Geoff Smith reports one board :
On the stringer at the tail is pencilled 996 (so presumably they made a few boards), Gill (purchaser /shaper?) and 9'3".
It also has a Waverley Beach permit sticker (sorry can't remember the year) on the nose.
Given the pencil marking "Gill", this may indicate an offshoot of Gill Surfboards, Owner/Shaper : Max Gill.
Decal image by Mark Tebbutt, Queensland, December 2015.


Newport Paipo Boards.
California
1970-1980
Ric Newcombe Design




Vari-Set by Waveset Fins, 1970.


 
Concave Vector, 1976.  

Nexus Surfboards.
South Coast ?
circa 1978
Ed Hooper





Nipper Williams Surfboards
28 Sydenham Road Brookvale NSW
93-2235
1967
Nipper Williams;
1968
Terry Fitzgerald
1969
David "Baddy" Treloar; a sponsored rider at $20 per week.
Neal Purchase (board markings)

Kevin Parkinson (board markings)
1970 
John Otton and Barry King,
-Tracks, December 1970, page 8.
Nipper Williams blue decal forwarded by Bill, June 2008.

Right and below:
Nipper and Nipper Williams decals, 1970-1972.











Nirvana Surfboards
see Age Surfboards and Nevada Surfboards
1971 - 1972
Lakemba, NSW -
Kincumber NSW
Alf Jeffries
1974
Kincumber NSW

Bill Cilia. 
Peter Mercer
1978
Bill Cilia and Butch Cooney;
Bruce Abram
Robert Allen
Terry Moene 
1979
and Glen Underwood;
1981
Ronnie Woodward




 




    


Peter emailed  July, 2005 (edited)...
re : Age, Nevada, Nivarna Surfboards.
Your story is a little incorrect, here are the facts ...
Alf Jeffries started AGE Surfboards....with Gary (Willer??? - not exactly sure of the surname) who ran the retail side at Bankstown, circa 1966 - 1967.
Alf ran the factory at Lakemba, employees included Billy "Black Boy" Cilia.
About 1971 - 1972, Alf changed the name to Nirvana Surfboards and later on moved the factory to Kinkumber.
In the late 1970's, Alf  sold Nivarna surfboards (proprietor unknown) and relocated to Western Australia.
Bill  Cilla was initally involved with Nevada Surfboards ("Lock and load" was the slogan in one magazine advertisement) and later bought Nirvana Surfboards.
Alf Jefferies currently resides in Coffs Harbour.










Shooting High, circa 1978.
Courtesy of
Mick Mock.

Sydney Surf Auction, 2010.

Noah Surfboards
1971
Ocean Grove, Victoria.
Shaped by Graham Atkinson, East Gippsland ,VIC
Anglesea.

Decals:
Noah Surfboards Block, circa 1971.

- contributed with thanks by Snazzy, April 2015.


Noah Surfboards Ocean Grove, circa 1973.
- contributed, with thanks, by T. Clarke, Victoria, April 2011.






Nock and Kirby's Surfboards
1963

Nomad Kneeboards 
1973
Maroubra
Peter Berry


Norm Casey Surfboards 
Casey Surfboards
1957
51 Hooper Street Randwick, Sydney.
Hollow timber boards and surf skis.
See ANMM "Non Stop II"
 ARHV Number: HV000047.
1960
625 Princes Highway Rockdale 
Phone 59-2472
Norm Casey

1961
and Gary Birdsall...
"Started at Norm Casey Surfboards, Rockdale". 
 - Personal interview, 13 December 2003 
Thanks to Gary Birdsall. 

circa 1964
55 Bay Street Taren Point, NSW.

Surfboards by Norm Casey, circa 1960

Norm Casey Surfboards, circa 1960. 
Image courtesy of Stanley's Surfboard Logo Library.


Surfboards by Norm Casey, circa 1962 

Surfboards byNorm Casey,
Scalloped rectangle decal, circa 1964
The design copied from
Dewey Weber Surfboards, USA.

Image contributed, with thanks, by 
Tim Clarkson, Victoria, January 2006.


Norm Casey Surfboards 
Green decal, circa 1965.
The decal design was copied by 
PeterClarke Surfboards
when they took over the premises, 1966.


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