60s photographs

Gideon’s Mini Cordo & Billy’s bonzer surfboards

1. Gideon McDonald’s Mini Cordo surfboard

A friend of Yallingup’s Gideon McDonald (Peter Mac’s son) recently purchased a 6’5” vintage Mini Cordo by Cordingley Surfboards on Gumtree. Gideon’s friend gave him the collector’s item to add to his quiver of alternative surfboards. The stringer-less Mini Cordo has a blue band decoration, original fin & intact logo.

Cordingley’s produced Mini Cordo surfboards in limited numbers for grommet surfers during the mid to late 60s. They were a cut down version of the full adult Malibu’s used in the 60’s.

Photo: Dec 2016 Peter Mac with Gideon’s Mini Cordo surfboard in front of Peter ‘Spook’ Bothwell’s cottage at Yallingup. Loz Smith pic.

2. Bill Gibson’s bonzer surfboard

Margaret River’s Bill Gibson has restored the deck of his 6’5″ Len Dibben bonzer design surfboard. Len designed and built the board circa 1974. Bill still enjoys surfing the vintage surfboard in South West waves.

Photos: Dec 2016 Bill Gibson with his bonzer surfboard at Yallingup car park. Bruce King pics.

Many thanks to Loz Smith and Bill Gibson for this material on vintage surfboards.


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