Tuesday, April 27, 2010


This is the third Keen Davis that I have restored.

This board is a one owner board.
It has had its fair share of dings.
Mainly on the bottom toward the nose.
And around the rails.

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for a bit more info.

The deck had to be sanded by hand
to avoid sanding through the original pigment work.
You can see how green the blue pigment has become over the years.

Pretty flat rocker.

Chopped strand matt fin.
Covered with a couple of 10oz.

Saturday, April 24, 2010


This is a label owned by Bill Cilia (Nirvana Surfboards)

This board is 7'5"
I would say it was built in the early to mid 70's.
I will confirm.
I spoke to Bill on the weekend.
Bill said that the board would have been one of the first
boards built under this label.
Probably 73/74.
The logo is an old AGE surfboards logo.

Handcrafted by Bill Cilia.

Some delams were re bonded on the deck.
The two dark areas on the deck are previously re bonded delams.
A cedar tail block was fitted.

The bottom was covered with stressies from nose to tail.
These were sanded back to the glass.
Any dings and lows on the bottom and rails were repaired.
Then the bottom was re glassed with a layer of 6oz.
This was lapped around the rails onto the deck.
The deck, apart from the delams was in pretty fair condition.

Saturday, April 10, 2010


Just started.
This is another SOD shaped Dale.
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for updates on the restoration.