1969 - Miss World presented the 1969 European Champion Gordon Burgis, from Jersey with his trophy
Cigarette companies sponsored many surfing championships in the ‘Swinging sixties’. And in keeping with the era, Miss World presented the 1969 European Champion Gordon Burgis, from, Jersey with his trophy.
Board design soon followed the trends in the main surfing hubs around the world.
As the 1970s approached, longboards were disappearing from the line-ups as surfboards got shorter, and shapers and surfers got more experimental and dozens of board builders sprung up to challenge Bilbo’s dominance. Among those at the forefront of the industry, Tiki, Tris, Conway and Creamed Honey.