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Shane Surfboards

Shane Steadman and Twin Fin 1, 1970
Cropped from ad, Deep magazine
Vol 4 #4 Winter 1999 page 52.


1963
First surfboard

1965
116 Rowe Street Eastwood Sydney. Phone  85 1360
 Shane Stedman

1965
December first ad in Surfing World

1966
116 Rowe Street Eastwood NSW ph.885 85
Russell Hughes' Excellor , Dick van Straalen, Kevin Brennan , Neil Purchase
Markings noted: 21 9'6'' N.P.




1967

Corner Mitchell and Sydenham Roads Brookvale NSW
Bob Kennerson (sanding), Peter Cornish (Dee Why), Richard Kavanagh,
Peter Cornish' Crystal Vessel,
Ted Spencer White Kite model,
Shane Stringerless

1968
Butch Cooney, Frank Latta , Terry Fitzgerald

1970
Factories in Cronulla, Brookvale, Cresent Head and Gold Coast, Queensland.
Extensive surfer/shaper/glasser stable includes...
Butch Cooney, Steve Cooney, Terry Fitzgerald, Simon Anderson, Bob Kennerson, Peter Cornish, Peter Cornish (DY), Richard Kavanagh, Judy Trim, Michael Hall, Russell Spencer, Glyn Ritchie, David 'Baddy' Trealor, Richard Harvey, Tanya Binning, Jack Knight, Gordon Knight, John Fleck, Chris Young, Chopper Fred, Peter Twain,John Harris, John Irwin, Trevor Hewtson, Tony Hardy, Josette Legarde, Phyylllis O'Donnell, John Otton.

1970
The Standard (popout), reported as produced at 200 per week.

1970
The Shoe - Spoon decked  Knee Board


6. SHANE WHITE KITE MODEL
- 6'1/2'' early '70's design by Ted Spencer ''

Notes, dimensions and photograph : 
Sydney Surf Auction
Mona Vale  Hotel, Sydney, 30 October 2005 
Catalogue No. 6.
Thanks to Mick Mock
#321  - Decal and fin images only.
Dimensions : 
L : 6 ft 
W : 21 1/2''.
N : 14 1/2'' 
T : 15 3/4'' 
Pod : 10''

Fin : 
7 x 9 x 11 @ 6.5 inches


Markings :
SHAPED BY        153 
PETER TWAIN    6'0''

Shane
The White Kite by Ted Spencer, 1970.
#212
Shaped by Peter Twain
Simplex fin system
6'7" x 21 1/2" x 2 1/2".






SHAPED BY        212
PETER TWAIN    6'6''

Shane Twin-fin, 1971.





1972, Tracks Oct
Corner Mitchell and Sydenham Roads, Brookvale NSW 93-7840, 93-7261
"The Standards now have stringers and pinlines and at 6'4'' long are $69.
Customs are shaped by Bob Kennerson, Simon Anderson, Glen Brown, Larry Levin or Bill Cilea (sic) and are attracting alot of comment."
1972
Shane Coolite
1972
Richard Harvey Avatar model.

Contributed with thanks, by Kim Hancock, December, 2011 (edited):
"Dick Harvey made boards for 3 years for Shane Stedmann under AVATAR/HARVEY SHANE from 1972 to 75 at Broadbeach on the Gold Coast Hwy, I worked with him there for a year before heading to France"

Shapers: Bob Kennerson, Simon Anderson, Frank Latta, Larry Levin, Bill Cilla.
Factories: Brookvale, Crescent Head, Mermaid Beach.
- Shane Surfboards Advertisement Tracks  # 26  -  December 1972

1976
Michael Peterson Model ; most not shaped by Michael Peterson

1976
Vaughn Riley, Timmy Rodgers and Bob Kennerson;

1977
Col Smith (Newcastle) Jim Pollard ;
Fluid Foils: Paul Peters, Tony MacDonald.

1978
Shane Surf Ski, also marketed in USA.

1979
Jack Knight and Terry Richardson ;

1989
Epoxy sailboards made under license, also Shane Epoxy Boogie Board (?!)

1993 Spyder Surfboards

1996
White Kite mini mals, shaped by Shane Steadman

http://www.shane.com.au/
26 Sydenham Rd, Brookvale, NSW, 2100
 (02) 99397840

Catalogue Entries

1963.   Shane Malibu   #120   9ft   3"

1963.   Shane Malibu   #159   9ft   7"

1968       Shane   Vee Bottom  #213  8 ft Stringerless

1969 Shane  7 ft 6'' Rounded Pin

1969 Shane S/b, Pintail   x ft 
Contibuted by Jordon, Jan 2006.
Not to scale.
#76
                Jackson/Greenough Spoon, bottom 1970 The Shoe by Shane  4 ft 11'' Rounded Pin

1970   Standard by Shane. Popout      5 ft 5 1/2"

1967  Advertisement
Shane Surfboards/Russell Hughes Advertisement,Surfing
              World Jan 1967
Shane Surfboards advertisment,
Surfing World
January 1967 Page 20

Shane Surfboards advertisment,
Surf International
July 1968, Back cover.

Mitchell Road, Brookvale.
Phone: 37840

Left to right: 
Russell Spencer, Ted Spencer
Shane Steedman, Peter Cornish,
Russell Hughes, Butch Cooney,  Judy Trim.









JUDY TRIM at Dee
Why beach, N.S.W.,
with her board.
She's been seeking sponsorship to compete in the 1968 international championships overseas.

Pictures by staff photographer Keith Barlow.

- The Australian Women's Weekly
Wednesday 16 October 1968, page 3.





Shane Surfboards advertisement
,

Surf International
Volume 1 Number 9
November 1968.
Back cover.

Mitchell Road, Brookvale.
Phone: 37840



Notes
Ted Spencer's White Kite
Reported as a huge seller, this model in fact took many variations over a 4 year period. Initially decalled in circa 1968 it appeared as a stringerless Tracker/Pintail variation about 7 ft 6''. By 1970 it had evolved to "pointed nose, flat bottom and wide vee pod. It was also a wide board between the rails...And it was only 6 feet long, a foot to 18'' shorter than the previous season's boards - or two feet plus under the length of boards two seasons back." - Modern World magazine page 32. This design was very popular across most manufacturers,
see #46
REFERENCES
Magazines
Note: Shane Surfboards advertising (with strong input from John Witzig) in this period was known for its unusual images - unfortunately this meant very few boards appear. However due to the rapid variations in design it avoided the potential embarassment of your number one surfer appearing with a brand new superceded model (from magazine layup to news stands was often three months). Similar advertising that deviated from the standard surfer/board/wave was used by many manufacturers in this period.
 
1. 'Shane Surfboards' (Shane Steadman/Terry Fitzgerald) : Surfboard Designs
 in Modern World
July 1971 pages 30 - 37.
Editor: Dick Levine
2. Mick Mock : The Summer Millionaire (Shane Steadman) in Deep magazine,
 Vol 4 #4 Winter 1999 pages 50 - 61 
Decals and Other

 

#96Shane decal 1969






Shane Surfboards:

Taman Shane model, circa 1969.

Taman Shud was a popular Sydney surf band of the era,
recording 
the soundtracks for Paul Witzig's Evolution
(1970) and, along with Tully, Sea of Joy (1971)

Wikipedia: Taman Shud

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tamam_Shud

 
Shane Surfboards
Terry Fitzgerald (Model), circa 1972.
Image contributed by Jim Swinton, July 2006.

 





Left:

Shane Surfboards
Avatar (Richard Harvey) Moel, 1972.


Shane Surfboards

(Russell) Hughes Crystal Vessel Model, 1967.

Shane Counrty Surf Design,
Shaped by Bob Kennerson, Crescent Head, 1974.

Left:
Shane - Fleur Decal, circa 1972.

Right:
Shane - Shellys Decal, circa 1973.
Promotional board in conjunction with Shelly's, a Sydney carbonated drink manufacturer.


Left and above: 
Shane Custom 
Shaped by Simon Anderson, circa 1974. 
Right:
Custom Shaped by John Lewis,
Crescent Head, c 1975.
Images contributed by Snazzy, October 2011, March 2013.



Fluid Foils Designed by Jim Pollard,
circa 1976

Shane Surf Equipment.


Fluid Foils (Shane Surfboards), circa 1977. 


Fluid Foils (Shane Surfboards), 
circa 1977.

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Geoff Cater (2008-2017) : Catalogue : Manufacturer Index - Shane.
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