Tigger Newling singlefin

We haven't had anything from Tigger for a while so here's a singlefin under his Tig surfboards label from the early 70s. Tigger's home patch was around the Constantine area and he started shaping around age 17, and had a factory at the St Merryn airfield for a while. He won the British title in big waves at Freshwater West in '75 and off the back of that got an invite to the Smirnoff in Hawaii the same year. It was at 12 -15 ft Sunset and his heat was with BK, Rabbit, Hakman and Cairns - unsurprisingly he felt a little out of his depth ! Tigger now lives in Oz and runs a film production company. The board is in the Gul collection.
Tig at Porthleven in '76, photo by Geoff Tydeman. I always thought this photo looked not quite right, then I worked out that being a goofyfoot Tigger was taking this one switch stance - there's confidence for ya.
Pete Jones, Tigger and Bobby Male , 1976 Watergate open
Tigger on his home patch, photos by Alex Williams