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Nalu Surfboards
98 Lyntton Road East ... one
Brisbane, Qld.

1972 to 1974
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.

 Noted: Advertisement in Tracks Number 44 March 1974.

Thanks to Snazzy, August, 2019. 



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.
Brad Mayes
 
1985 
Mike Davis - Malibu designs, Dinosaur decal: Sam- An Old Friend
1985
Nat Young's Fall Line Surfboards
Rob Allen
Pete Evans 

Mick Dooley (Mini-mal)
 

Decal contributed by Daniel, November 2011.

1998
Ronnie Woodward -  Longboards

2005

Bic Surfboards Nat Young model




 
1973?, decal thanks to Snazzy, June 2019.                                                    










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.

1987



1990: Cut from Michael Petersen Fruit Bowl
  

 
1990


Natural Balance Surfboards
Caloundra, Sunshine Coast, Queensland
1978
KKK
 


Natural Curl Surfboards
circa 1974.
Sydney ?
Brad Mayes.
Natural Design Surfboards
Michael Peterson Surfboards
Dimentional Surf Design

Queensland ? Ivanhoe, Victoria?
1975
Michael Peterson (MP)

Decal, left, and edited notes thanks to Anonymous, September 2020:
Iíve owned (this board) for some 20 plus years.
Members of the MP Vintage Board Facebook page referenced your site - they thought made about 1974 /1975.
The board has the MP - 1 initials near the fin.
It was suggested that it is a Natural Design board from Ivanhoe, Victoria, but Iím not sure this is correct.
See
Natural Design (Ivanhoe), below.

Also see Michael Peterson Surfboards.

The second decal, appears to be in two sections; the Natural Design - Shaped by Michael Peterson possibly trimmed from the top decal, laminated above the Dimentional Surf Design.
Note that
dimentional is not a real word, perhaps a misspelling of dimensional?

Other significant
misspellings include the John Arnold Surfboards Involment model, later corrected to Involvement, and McCoy Surfboards Reno Abelliro model, actually Abellira. 




Natural Design Surfboards
circa 1974.
43 Lower Heidelberg Road, Ivanhoe,Victoria
Rod Stock.
Curly Pet Special Model.

Left: Natural Design, c1976.

AND:

Natural Energy Surfboards
circa 1975.
43 Lower Heidelberg Road, Ivanhoe,Victoria?
57-8586

Rod Stock.


Natural Energy Surfboards
1989
Christchurch, New Zealand


Natural Flite Surfboards
Gold Coast, Queensland
1977
San Rachael
1979
Australia - Hawaii
Doug Bell

 
       

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



Natural Flow Surfboards
Shoalhaven Heads NSW
1975 
Peter Hitchen 

Natural Hi Surfboards
Newcastle
1981


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


 

   1984 

Neale Taylor Surfboards
Woy Woy, NSW
1963
Neale Taylor

David Platt records that Mr Taylor was a shipwright and Taylor's Boatshed was on the Woy Woy waterfront, where Fisherman's Wharf is located today.
See:
http://davidplattsurfboardrestorations.blogspot.com.au/search/label/taylor surfboards


Neil Cormack Surfboards
?
1990
Neil Cormack



Neil Luke Kneeboards
Phillip Island, Victoria
1978
Neil Luke
 







 



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 sons of Surfer Paradise's first professional life guard Bill Neilsen, Paul and his brother Rick both were introduced to surfing at an early age.
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.
1972
Jeff Hakman Model
1974
Da Sting - Designed by Apia - Bertelman Hawaii
1976 

Darryl Bulger and Richard Harvey;
1977
and Nev Hyman;
1979
Tony Etherington, Paul and Rick Neilsen, Mark Loveridge and KKK;
Stingray model by Rick Neilsen - swallow tail flyer with twin fin boxes.
1980
Gunther Rohn;
1982
Mark Loveridge
1985
Nev Hyman
1986

Phil Grace 
Tony Dempsey
1987
Mark Loveridge

Dale Chapman
1989
Phil Myers Vent System










Down Railer Model, 1971.

 
Brothers Neilsen, circa 1974.

Bros. Neilsen Pintail Flyer,  1976.
       
                                                                  Bros. Neilsen Stingray,  1979.

Bros. Neilsen White Pointer by Loveridge,  1978.
 













1987

Phil Myers Vent System,1989




    

 









 


Mark Loveridge,1987

Dale Chapman,1989

Neil Schultz Surfboards
1978
Coolum, Queensland 


Neville Hyman Surfboards
Gold Coast Qld
1978
Neville  Hyman

See also

Nev Surfboards

Gold Coast Qld ,
1980
Nev Hyman
1988
Neva Look Back - Neva Say Neva
1990
Richard 'Dog' Marsh Model
19
93
Munga Weapons (Munga Barry)
1995
Christian Fletcher (California) Model






 








 



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.


Shoe by Newport Paipo, California, 1973.


 
Concave Vector, 1976.  

New Wave Model Surfboards
?
1983
Mal ?

New Wave Wetsuits (Surfboards)
Newcastle?
1982
Steve Butterworth
Early one-off (?) personally shaped Thruster with centre fin box.


Nexus Surfboards.
South Coast ?
1978
Ed Hooper









NH Surfboards
PO Box ? Taree
1985
Multi Fin Striker
Channel Reaction High
Energy Expression



Nichol Surfboards
Wollongong
1984
Paul Nichol

See Paul Nichol Surfboards


 

Nicol Surfboards
Warrnambool
1973
Noted:
glue-line stringer asymmetric shape,
three colour laminate single fin with leg-rope hole in the base- no plug,
marked Nik 6' 6" x 19 1/2" - 50


Nicos Surfboards
Ocean Grove, Victoria.
2015
Noted:
Custombuilt, 8' 11" x 19.5", twin rear fin set up with single side fins ... a more rigid fin would make it more responsive.


Nipper Williams Surfboards
28 Sydenham Road Brookvale NSW
93-2235
1967
Nipper Williams;
1968
See #386

Terry Fitzgerald
1969
David "Baddy" Treloar; a sponsored rider at $20 per week.
Neal Purchase (board markings)

Kevin Parkinson (board markings)
1970
David "Baddy" Treloar and Trery Fitzgerald
- SW Volume 14 Number 2, 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.










 
The Totally Responsive Surfboard.
Surf International
Volume 2 Number 3, page 4.
                             



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 Friends:
Butch Cooney,
Bruce Abrams
Robert Allen
Terry Moene
Craig Bettenay
Glen Winton: Twin Fin Flex
1979
and Glen Underwood;
1981
Ronnie Woodward
1983
Shane Egan
Rob Hastings
1987
Dan Santangelo



 



 

 


1975

1980


1988







 
                                     Decal thanks to Snazzy, May 2020.
    

 


1984


 

   1988

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, Sydney, 1960.

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

Norm Casey, circa 1964

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

Surfboards by Norm Casey, 1962.

Surfboards by Norm Casey: Scalloped rectangle decal, 1964.
The design copied from Dewey Weber Surfboards, USA.

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


Surfboards by Norm Casey: Rectangle decal, 1965.



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