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T and M Surfboards
1969
Tantau Surfboards
1957
Vic Tanau
8 Grandview Grove Moorabin Victoria
Phone: KL-4259
Phone:95-4259

c 1960
310 Chestfield Road Moorabin Victoria
Advertisement, right: 
The Victorian Surfer 
March 1963 Volume 1 Number 3 
Minerva Publishing Co. Pty. Ltd. 
17 Elizabeth Street Melbourne. Page 76.
Note spelling variation: Tantu.
Early balsa boards had "tin plate" decals.


Noted : A balsa Pig board with a hand painted text and logo on the tail: TANTAU BUILT KL4259 inside a surfboard template.
Scott Dillon Legends Surf Museum, Coffs Harbour, 2005.

A blasa board is on loan and displayed by the ANMM from Leonie Tantau, who reported:
"My father Vic Tantau made one of the first balsas in Victoria in the late 50`s  in a room  out the back of an old kiosk on the Esplanade in Torquay and in a garage in Moorabbin and in a factory in Moorabbin.
Just as a matter of interest the balsa board I own has been on display in the Sydney Maritime Museum for quite a few years now." (email, April 2007)
See Notes on ANMM collection


Tern Surfboards
Hobart Tasmania
1977
Leigh Steven
 

Terry Richardson Surfboards
Wollongong
1978
Terry Richardson
William York
Teys Surfboards

See Rod Teys Surfboards.
The Cream Surfboards

?
1967-1968
Most likely a short lived off-shot of an established board manufacturer.

The Family Surfboards
1975
Avalon Beach
Ph. 918-9846


The Surf Company
The Burleigh Heads Qld
1979
Dick van Straalen and Richard Harvey

Photograph : Sydney Surf Auction,
Mona Vale  Hotel, Sydney, 30 October 2005 
Catalogue No. 112.
 Thanks to Mick Mock

Thomas Smith Surfboards
??
1978
Tom Ugly Surfboards
Sylvania, NSW?
1971

Decal copied from Kanvas by Katin, a US board short company.
Tony Dempsey Surfboards
Queensland
1982
Tony Eltherington Surfboards
Gold Coast, Queensland
1978

Also see Miami Surf Design.



Tony Olsson Surfboards
1967
106 - 108 Claredon  Street South Melbourne, Australia.

Phone 69 4212 and 69 2672.
The Melbourne Surf Shop.
Decal contributed by Snazzy, April 2015.

1968
Tony Olson Competition model Stringerless Pintail 





Total Performance Surfboards
1984
???
Dave Gillow 
Tony Williams Surfboards

?
1977
Tony Williams.
Tourney Surfboards
Victoria?
circa 1963?
D fin example noted in Victoria, September 2008.
Reverse D fin marked 78,
noted in Victoria, February 2015.

Town & Country Surf Designs - Surfboards
Byron Bay - Lennox Head
1978
Gunther Rohn.
1981
David Brash
Neal Purchase (Senior)
Tony Cerff
1990
Robert Fenech

Town and Country, Lennox Head , circa 1982.

Courtesy of Scott Anderson.
    
      


 Pro-Series Super Lite
, 1986



Town & Country Surfboards
Western Australia
1982
Colin Ladhams
1986
Nev  Hyman


Toy Gun Surfboards
Avalon
1976?
John Haymes.
Paul Holmes
Greg Clough

John Haymes started Freeform Surfboards with Rod Sumpter in 1970, and reported (edited) in March 2011, with thanks:
"A few years later I got a real job for a while, the call of the surfboard got to me and I decided to start again under the name of Toy Gun Surfboards.
This time I had a new partner Paul Holmes (editor of Tracks and Surfer magazines and biographer for Dale "Hawk" Velzy).
Paul and I continued for a few more years, then Greg Clough came to shape with me.
I remember Greg turning up early one morning to shape and also tell me he was about to embark in his own business.
I asked him what he was going to call it, the reply 'Aloha Surfboards'.
I wished him luck and advised him that I did not think the name would work.
God, I got that wrong."

Tradewinds Surfboards
Newcastle NSW
1974
Decal image circa 1974,  thanks to Mick Mock, Surf Auction, November 2011, #201.
1978 
Peter Mc Cabe
Dave Reeves

Noted: "Thruster- Designed by Peter McCabe" c.1978  A Twin fin with triple flyers and multiple rail channels.







Tracker Surfboards
1970-1973
A surf wear label, possibly manufactured by Barry Bennett Surfboards.
Image thanks to Mick Mock, Surf Auction 2010.



1976
Peter McCabe




Trak Surfboards
19??
South Coast ???

Transformer Surfboards
Ballina
1978
Gunter Rohn


Trident Surfboards
1970?
Victoria?

Decal image contributed by Snazzy, April 2015.


Trigger Bros Surfboards
1970
Chelsea, Victoria.
1975
Lot 5 Flinders Road, Balnarring, Victoria.
Paul Trigger;
Designed by Ian Portingale
1978
Beath Bailey, Garry Taylor.
1979
and Ian Cochrane, Richard Evans, Shane Lowe and Peter Wilkinson (see below).
1982
Ken Reimers (Trigger Bros. and Balin decals)

Decal images courtesy of:
Thanks to Mick Mock, Sydney Surf Auction,
Harbord Diggers Club, 22nd September 2007
,
Scott Anderson 2009,
D. Matheson, April 2014, and
Snazzy, October 2010,
October 2011 and April 2015.
















Trigger Bros. Surfboards, circa 1976.


Designed and Shaped by Peter Wilkinson,
Trigger Bros. Surfboards,
1979.

Australia Map and Flags Decal, circa 1982. .

Trigger Bros. Surfboards, 1984.




Trilogy Surfboards
Victoria?
1975
Paul Carollo



Tropical Vision Surfboards
Queensland?
1976
Hand-drawn decal by backyard builder.


Tropic Flavour Surfboards
44 Creek Road Currumbin, Queensland.
1984
Ian Dunce and David Lee





Trotski Surfboards
??
1984
True Blue Surfboards
??
1986


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Tubeline Surfboards
Burleigh Heads
1978
Tony Dempsey's Tube Line Pro Designs, 1978.
Tubeline Red, circa 1978.
Tony Dempsey's Tube Line, Qld., 1986.




TubetimeSurfboards,
Al Cork
www.tubetime.com.au

Turnbull Surfboards
1960
molded boards
Turn Surfboards
1972
Hobart
Advertisement: Breakway, May 1974.

Decal courtesy of
Dale
Scamander Beach Surf Shop
Tasmania, March 2016.


Turning Point Surfboards
Geelong
1971-1980
Roger Marshallsea.

Jeremy King noted, October 2013, the location, dates, the owner/shaper, and that he was given my (Turning Point surf) board by mom and dad in Form 2 in 1975.
Many thanks.


Tweed Coast Surfboards
Queensland?
1990



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