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1971 Klemm Bell Double Ender, shaped by Wayne Lynch in May 1971,  6ft 10"

MANUFACTURER: Klemm-Bell Surfboards, Geelong Road, Torquay, Victoria
SHAPER:  Wayne Lynch
DESIGN: Double-ender
DESIGNER: Wayne Lynch
Foam blank with redwood stringer, Volan glassed?.

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Nose: round 
Tail:  round 
Deck:   rolled 
Bottom:  flat? 
Rails: 50/50 tending down in the tail 

FIN: 10" (est.) Greenough Stage III, orange-green laminated.
Klemm-Bell, Wayne Lynch designed and shaped
: black at forward sweet spot, above. 

Deck:  3031 - pencil on blank. 
Deck: clear 

As always enjoying reading your site surfresearch I have sent you a few shots of my Klemm Bell that you may find of interest and are welcome to use if you wish to add to the story line on your page
#3031 Klemm Bell 6'10 shaped by WL in May 1971 at the KB factory Torquay .. Hope theses pics help sincerely Ken Lewis


Wayne Lynch
Said to have single handily revolutionised backhand surfing, Wayne Lynch won the European Title in 1968, the Australian Junior Menís Title 1967, 1968, 1969 and 1970, and the Bells Beach Junior Title 1966, 1967, 1968 and 1969.
After an outstanding competitive record as a junior, began shaping circa 1967, see below.
He starred in Paul Witzigís films Evolution (1968) and Sea of Joy (1971).
In Evolution Wayne Lynch rides at least seven different boards during the film, shot in about12 months; illustrating the rapid design changes in this period.
Klemm-Bell Surfboards
Intitially started (pre-1967) by Terry Klemm and Reg Bell at Williamstown, Victoria; Phone: 314 4129.
When these premises burnt down (circa 1968) the company relocated to 221 Nepean Highway, Gardenvale; Phone 96-5148.
Around 1971 they
opened a retail outlet on the Nepean Highway, Chelsea, and a factory at Geelong Road, Torquay.
Although a Torquay local, Wayne Lynch had previously had a long shaping-design relationship with South Australia's John Arnold Surfboards along with sponsorship by O'Neill Wetsuits, originally started in Santa Barbara , California in the early 1960s.
A Klemm-Bell Sufboards advertisement for mid-late 1971 offers Wayne Lynch Hand Shapes and Designs at Klemm-Bell's.
Later Klemm-Bell shapers included Kym Thompson, Jim Pollock, and Don Allcroft.

John Arnold Surfboards
John Arnold Surfboards started in South Australia in the late 1950s and, principally through licensing OíNeill Wetsuits (USA), was a major company in the 1960s surf industry.
An advertisement for John Arnold Surfboards, late 1969 lists the shapers as Wayne Lynch, Wayne Dale and Sig Kwiatkowski; the latter two responsible for most of the production boards.
An J.A. advertisement late 1970 notes the 'designers' as Wayne Lynch and Wayne Dale and they are available internationally, in All states of Australia -  East and West coast USA - England - France.
The export models were often fitted with fin boxes to facilitate freighting, first with WaveSet (one USA circa 1969 example noted, August 2008) and later Simplex fins and boxes.
In the late 1970s, Wayne Lynch was sponsored by Rip Curl Wetsuits and shaped surfboards and sailboards for Rip Curl
Surfboards at Torquay.

An excellent example of this design in near original condition by one of Australiaís most famous surfers.
Many thanks to Ken Lewis.



Advertisement: Wayne Lynch Hand Shapes and Designs at Klemm-Bell's.
Surfing World Volume 15 Number 5, December 1971.

Carter: Surf Beaches (1968), Cover photograph of Wayne Lynch and Keith Paull (going right).
Paull was the 1968 Australian champion, Lynch the Junior champion.
Young: Natís Nat (1998) page 177, and following.
Walding: Surf-o-rama (2008) pages 42 to 45.

Paul Witzig: 
Evolution (1968)
Paul Witzig: Sea of Joy (1971) 
David Sumpter: On Any Morning  (1974)
Nat Young: Fall Line (1979)  

Other Wayne Lynch  Surfboards
Early Wayne Lynch shaped board, circa 1967.
Possibly the first.
Jimi Hendrix influenced art work by Simon Buttershaw.
7 ft x 23 inches @ 12 inches
Nose 17 inches. Tail 17 3/4 inches
Features : Full Vee bottom, deepest at tail. Chamfered diamond tail.
Note : Small square tail is obsured by grass.
Fin appears to be in a box (unusual for the period), or reset, or non-original.
Image cropped and digitally manipulated from
Australian Long Boarding Number 19 January/February 200? page 59
Photograph by Bob Smith
1969 Wayne Lynch Involvment: J.A. Surfboards
Wayne Lynch   7' 9"   1007 
1970  John Arnold - Wayne Lynch International Involvment Model
6 ft 4"

6' 4"  WAYNE LYNCH  2416  #225
1971 Klemm Bell Double Ender,
6ft 10"

Shaped by Wayne Lynch in May 1971.

Scanned photograph is a rare early shot of Wayne Lynch, circa 1965
Probably Barrie Sutherland
from Pollard, Jack (ed.): Ampolís Sporting Recordspage 607.
Needs to be bigger.-ed.
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Geoff Cater (2018) : Wayne Lynch Double-ender, 6ft 10'' 1971.