22 November 17
Yep, Brett Stammers and his Rare Surf Tees label are kicking in 15 of their super quality shirts to deck out 15 random PLB magazine subscribers.
There are over 100 designs in the Rare Surf Tees range covering surfing’s golden 1950s, 60s, 70s and 80s, and they’re all absolute genuine originals - and you’re not going to find them anywhere else.
The Rare Surf Tees mission: “To preserve our past surf legends’ artwork and faithfully reproduce them on classic 100% quality cotton.” And they pay a royalty to every shaper, board builder, photographer and filmmaker they feature.
And our 15 freebies? Three of each of these board labels!
SCOTT DILLON SURFBOARDS:
One of the original “Brookvale Six”, Scott Dillon was a pioneering shaper, manufacturer and a big-wave hellman, and this logo is a very early design done by David Letts - Oz surfing's first graphic designer. Print is vintage distressed as it was taken directly off a very early 60s D-fin Dillon board.
GARY “KONG” ELKERTON:
Son of a hard-arse trawler fisherman who grew up at sea, Gary "Kong" Elkerton had a stellar competitive career through the 80s but it was as a free surfer that he really kicked arse - in big waves and small. Big heart, big personality, that’s Kong.
“Early Daze” logo from the 70s. The original surfing beatnik and thinker, Bob Cooper was hugely influential as a surfer and a shaper on both sides of the Pacific from the late 50s onwards – and at 80 he’s still making sweet, unique boards. Garment is made to fade and has a vintage look.
Lawrie Hohensee has been shaping quality boards since 1956 and still is! He mentored a stable of great surfers and shapers in the 60s, and Safari was his original label and his factory was one of Queensland’s first.
Founded in the ’60s by Gail Austen, Goodtime is Queensland's oldest surfshop, and their classic Eagle design adorned early single-fin “shortboards” coming out of their factory in the 70s. And they’re still pumping out surf clothing and hardware in their shop in Woolloongabba.
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