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Williams Longboards

Postby bigchill » Thu Aug 25, 2005 3:52 pm

Does any body know what happened to Williams Longboards and Alan Williams, they were still making boards in the mid 90's. Williams helped in the resurgance of British longboarding in the late 80's.
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Postby bigchill » Thu Sep 08, 2005 12:03 pm

Been a while since I posted the original message no reply yet, what does this mean :!:
I suspect like most surfing forums, the people who use them are quite happy to talk shit but dont actually know much.

Anyway if there is anyone out there who has been around for a while and can help me answer my question it would be nice.

In addition looking to get a custom made longboard for a 40 years of surfing anniversary board next summer, looking for a British shaper with 30 years plus experience and a bit of heritage that would be interested in this little project. Any one got any recomendations.
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Postby Bigjohn » Thu Sep 08, 2005 12:07 pm

Is that you Pete? Have you tried posting on swaylocks?
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Postby bigchill » Thu Sep 08, 2005 1:13 pm

Yep, guess thebigchill signiture gave it away, that is actually helpful will will try that forum although cant get to it at mo.
I have some intersting info on the north foreland offshore windfarm that will post on thechill tonight.

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Re: Williams Longboards

Postby Andywnpt » Thu Sep 08, 2005 2:36 pm

bigchill wrote:Does any body know what happened to Williams Longboards and Alan Williams, they were still making boards in the mid 90's. Williams helped in the resurgance of British longboarding in the late 80's.


Hi there..

I was told Alan Williams passed away last year, don't know if his son carried on or not sorry.

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Seaweed Al - alive and kicking

Postby Malcatron » Fri Sep 09, 2005 3:48 pm

Al isn't dead - just very laid back :wink:.

I'm mates with Alans youngest son Dubsy, used to hang out in Als shop "Ocean 80" when I was a grom some 20 odd years ago.

Al retired from making boards due to arthritis in his fingers. One of his other sons (Adam - a v.good longboarder BTW) was going to revive the business at one point but only made a few boards then called it a day.

If you're after a good longboard shaper with a few years under their belt try Roger Cooper http://www.rogercoopersurfboards.co.uk or Alby Harris (father of Dan Harris Welsh longboard champion) http://www.oddsurfboards.com Both have been around for ever and make some sweet boards. Albys a cool guy and does some great resin tints (like my orange 5'8" fish) or his workshop is next to a world class airbrush artists studio and he can get you a top quality spray job.

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Re: Williams Longboards

Postby big ben's » Mon Mar 04, 2013 6:03 pm

Well Folks I can tell you all that The Williams Longboarding Company is back in action & producing Boards Again, not only that Tee's & sweats are availble Find them on Facebook as 'The Williams Longboarding Company Inc' Will post link as soon as I get it
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Re: Williams Longboards

Postby flacky » Thu Mar 07, 2013 1:52 pm

Roger Cooper is pretty Old School as far as a new custom goes I'd say.
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Re: Williams Longboards

Postby kayu » Fri Mar 08, 2013 4:09 am

flacky wrote:Roger Cooper is pretty Old School as far as a new custom goes I'd say.
.....if he's "Old School" with his quality as well , he should be busy !........ :shock:
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Postby kayu » Fri Mar 08, 2013 4:11 am

bigchill wrote:
In addition looking to get a custom made longboard for a 40 years of surfing anniversary board next summer, looking for a British shaper with 30 years plus experience and a bit of heritage that would be interested in this little project. Any one got any recomendations.
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You could contact Rod Sumpter , though I've heard he has become somewhat reclusive these days.......
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Re: Williams Longboards

Postby Philchapman » Fri Mar 08, 2013 12:43 pm

/\ Good luck with that. However...
http://www.blackersurfboards.co.uk/
http://chrisjonessurfboards.co.uk/home
Both as good as you'll get anywhere.
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