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Rainbow Surfboards
154 Rawson Road Woy Woy NSW
Phone: 411 420
1974

1977

Colin Ward 
M. King





Ram Surfboards
Wichita Surf Shop , 60 Liebig Street, Warrnambool, Victoria.
Phone 62 5320

1976
Richard Voigt.

"Made by Wichita of Warrnambool
Phone 62 5320" 
Decal image circa 1975 contributed with thanks by Snazzy, December 2010.

1981
"C/O Warrnambool Surf Shop ,
60 Liebig Street, Warrnambool, Victoria.
(055) 61-1981
Shaped and Designed by Richard Voigt."

Decal image circa 1981 contributed with thanks by Snazzy, December 2010.



Ramsay Surfboards
??.
1974
Noted: Twin fin spoon


Randall Surfboards
1968
133a Nepean Highway
Aspendale, Victoria.

90-7414

1971

Glasser Ronnie Goddard

Decals contributed with thanks by snazzy, April 2015.







Ray Ellis Surfboards
Yeppon, Queensland.
1969
Ray Ellis
Decal emailed by Steve, June 2008.

Ray Wilson Surfboards
28 The Esplanade Torquay, Victoria.
circa 1969
Ray (the Germ) Wilson

Wilson was previously a top shaper at (Fred) Pyke's factory in Torquay.
Ray's Surf Shoppe was at his mother's house at Fishos (?).

Decal image provided, with thanks, by George, September 2008.

Raw Juice Surfboards
Queensland
1976 ?


RDH Surfboards
?
1972
Image courtesy of JoJo, September 2014.


Rebel Surfboards
Forster NSW.
1987
?


Red Hot Sticks (Surfboards)
WA
circa 1978?
Ian Cairns
Red Hot Surfboards

Pacific Palms
1979
Scott Wylie
1978
William York

Reef Surfboards
circa 1974
See Freeform Surfboards
Rob Saunders reports December 2003, with thanks,...

"Freeform surfboards ... did not last and I bought his decals and other board manufacturing equipment.
Initially I cut down his Freeform name decals to make decals for Reef Surfboards. (Freeform)
Ultimately I bought decals from Jim The Printer at Brookvale, like most other board manufacturers.
Reef surfboards was a backyard operation with no relation to the now famous surf company.
I should have registered the name!
I made about 200 surfboards and one sailboard from 1970 to 1990.
I have attached a couple of pictures.
 I currently make model surfboards, 22cm long.
They are perfect miniatures of a thruster surfboard complete with foiled and angled fins(see picture)."
Reflection Surfboards

1969 
Reflex Surfboards
1986
Noosa Heads



Renegade Surfboards
1972
"Paul and Pete"

Decal image contributed by Phil Adams, October 2010.


Reno Abellira Hawaiian Surfboards
1978
Made under license by McCoy Surfboards
Shaped by

Richard Evans Surfboards
1978
Victoria?
Richard Evans 

Richard Evans also shaped at McQuarrie Surfboards
159 Sommerville Road, West Footscray, Victoria.

Richard Evans decal, contributed by Phil with thanks, May 2011.

Richard-Ross Surfboards
Melbourne, Victoria.
circa 1964
Decal emailed by Steve, June 2008.

Richard Voigt Surfboards
1976
Victoria?
Richmond Surfboards
Kirra Beach, Gold Coast Queensland
1974


Riley Surfboards

1977
Mona Vale 
Riley Balsa Wood Surfboards

Caringbah, NSW
Specialising in balsawood and balsawood laminates boards
1999
Jim Parkinson
Rip Curl Surfboards
42 Bell Street Torquay Vic. ph 92 3774
5 Boston Road, Torquay Victoria Phone 612 252.
101 Geelong Road, Torquay Vic (052) 61 2904 

Click decal to access Rip Curl entry.

# 45 Farrelly script '69

Rip Wave Surfboards
1992
???
Sylvio Tampol ???









Roar Surfboards
1986
Victoria
Thanks to Murray Boyd, who in January 2011 noted:
Greg Brown learnt to shape under Kym Thompson and Maurice Cole at Watercooled surfboards in Torquay, he then went on to establish Roar followed by Gash surfboards.
Mark Phipps learnt his trade during this period.
Gash  is still operating today.
Greg has also been one of the core shapers of Quiksilver's retail surfboards from the beginning of that particular program (initially called Q stix)."

   


Robert Conneely Expression
Robert Conneely Design (Surfboards)
1968-1978
Robert Conneely
Bondi Surf Shop
Made at both Hayden Surfboards, Queensland, and Gordon and Smith Surfboards, Sydney.
See these entries.
Thanks to Murray for the decal, September 2013.


Rod Brooks Surfboards
Bells Beach Victoria.
1976
Rod Brooks
Robin Middlewood 

Jim Pollock .


Rod Brooks Butterfly

D
ecal supplied by Mary A., Colling
wood, June 2009.






Robbie Helmore Performance Design Surfboards
1976
Gold Coast, Queensland.
 

Rod Hocker Surfboards
Geraldton
1973
Rod Hocker
Rod Katis Surfboards
Shoalhaven City
1995

Rod Katis


Rod Teys Surfboards  811 Surf Products
1971
Showroom: 
811 Logans Road, Holland Park, Brisbane.
Factory: 
Corner Morely and Churchill Streets, Cooparoo, Brisbane.
- Tracks, February/March? 1971, page?

circa 1976 
32 Finsbury Street,  Newmarket, Brisbane, Queensland 
Phone : 356 4490 
Shaper : Wayne Reid 
Rod Teys previously shaped for Woolsely Surfboards, circa 1966.

Address and 811 decal image contributed with thanks by
Tracy,  from
Bremerton, Washington USA.
April 2005







Rodney Ball Surf Design
circa 1975
Noted for his Ski-tail design, circa 1975-1977.
Example right:

Far right:
Rodney Ball Surf Design decal, circa 1978
Photograph : Sydney Surf Auction,
Mona Vale  Hotel, Sydney, 30 October 2005 
Catalogue No. 32.
 Thanks to Mick Mock

 

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Rodney Dalhberg Surfboards
Angourie, NSW
1985
Rodney Dahlberg


 


Roger "The Duck" Keiran Surfboards
circa 1957
Queensland
Roger "The Duck" Keiran
Glasser: Dick Laycock 
Noted board: Roger Keiran Malibu, circa 1960.
9ft 3'' x 21 1/2'' x 3'' with wedge finbox and hand painted 'Okinui Club' and 'KEIRAN' (the 'N' has ben removed) decor.
Wood fin 11'' x 4 1/4'' base x 8'' span
(height actually 13'' but allowance for fin box insertion).
See Fin Catalogue
Fin box, fibreglass 7'' x 2 1/2'' and 1 1/2'' deep.
Note that the fin base and finbox lengths are not consistent and the fin maybe a replacement.

Images courtesy of Mick Mock, Sydney Surf Auction 2010, Catalogue #103.
Bob McTavish: Pods for Primates Part 1,Tracks February 1972:
"Roger 'Duck' Keiran in Queensland had the first shaping machine, milling out balsa shapes.
And spray gun glosses.
Duck had many good ideas.
Removal fins even.
Small fins.
His timing was wrong that's all.
Ducky's glasser Dick Laycock came to McDonagh's when Ducky's 'Okinui Club' factory folded in
Queensland, and the foam era began."
Ron Surfboards
1962 - 1965: (see Crane Industries)
156 Holden Street Belmore NSW
Phone : UL- 6177
878 Canterbury Road Lakemba NSW
Phone : UL- 4536, later,  75-1989.
702 Canterbury Road Belmore NSW 
Phone : 75-1989
Noted circa 1964, Makaha model with reverse D fin.

 This (Ron surfboard # 1205) was purchased in 1964 from Adler’s Surf shop at Stones Corner. I paid for it from money I save up from my paper run in the early 60s

  Advertisement for Ron Surfboards,
Surfing World - Surfabout magazine advertisement, circa 1963.

RON SURFBOARDS
878 Canterbury Road Lakemba Phone : UL - 4536
Proprietor : Ron. Hampton
Queensland Agent : 
Donald C. Jefferies 48 Petri Terrace, Brisbane
Victorian Agent : 
J.P. O'Day 153 Nepean Highway, Melbourne.

Geoff McCoy finish coating, progressing to shaping (1962?).
William Morton finish coating
These two would form M and M Surfboards in 1967.
Thanks to Geoff McCoy.

Image 1
Ron Surfboards decal, #565, circa 1964, illustration by Roy (Bisso) Bisson.

Image 2 
Ron Surfshop, 702 Canterbury Road, Belmore, circa 1964.
Advertisment in Surfing World Magazine, April 1964.

Image 3
Surfboard by Ron decal, circa 1962.
Image contributed by Steve K., June 2009.

Image 4
Surfboards by Ron  decal, circa 1962.
Image contributed by Steve K., October 2011.

Image 5
Handcrafted Surfboards - Ron  decal, circa 1962.
Image contributed by Sammi K., November 2014.











Surfing World
January 1965 Volume 5 Number 5, page 28.

Ron Wade Surfboards
Mona Vale NSW
Ron Wade previously shaped for Keyo and Scott Dillon Surfboards
1969
Ron Wade, Richard Harvey Crusader model, Ian Goodacre, Bruce Channon;
1972?
Ted Spencer
1976
Robbie Staniford ;
1977
Ron Wade and Robbie Staniford, John Otton
Ron Wade Surfboards re-opened in 2000 featuring mostly Modern Malibu designs.


Ron Wade Surf Design, circa 1968.
Right: Ron Wade Surfboards, circa 1969.
Decal contributed with thanks by snazzy, April 2015.



The Bug

Ron Wade Surf Design, circa 1968.


Wade Design,

Designed and shaped by John Otton, circa 1974.


 

Ron Wade Surfboards, Ted Spencer design, 

circa 1972.

 
Ted Spencer Shiva Decal, circa 1972.
Images contributed by Joel Smith, April 2009.




Ross Wilson Surfboards
Sunshine beach, Queensland
1979

Decal courtesy of Benny Mckay, February 2016.


Royal T Surfboards
Point Cartwright, Queensland.
1976




Royal Hawaiian Surfboards : #1188
circa 1965
Hawaiian large production 'pop-out' brand ?

Dimensions and photographs at 
Surf's Up At Gerringong Board Display,
Auguist 2005.
Thanks to Scott Andrews

Russell Wade Surfboards
???
1981
Russell Wade
Decal image contributed by Stephen., January 2013.
Noted: 5"11 with spray, channels, fluted flyers, single fin box and small side fins set behind the centre fin.








Rusty Surfboards : 
Ryland Surfboards

Brisbane Qld.
1977
John ‘Runny’ Rutland

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