1978. The Party at Parkos

Posted: November 24, 2021 at 5:55 pm

1978. The party at Parkos. The “Jackson” social club were a bunch of surfers who loved to surf, drink beer and ride “Jackson surfboards”.
This shot shows Firey “the glasser”, Rob McLaggan -with the six pack, Jimmy “skinny” Parkinson -“the shaper” and Suddsie on the ground. Tim Vanderlaan Photo1978. 240515470_4544121212305686_6705131838410457449_n


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Jim Parkinson ’78

Posted: January 22, 2018 at 2:09 pm

1978. Long time “Jackson Surfboard” shaper Jim Parkinson in the hippy era of the 70’s,  with a 5’10″ swallow tail twinny  and a closeup of the Jackson decal. Tim Vanderlaan photo.

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Jim Parkinson ’78

Posted: May 23, 2016 at 8:47 am

1978.  Cutting a blank.  The Jackson surfboards shaper,  Jim Parkinson making boards the old fashioned way.  Long live the memory of the Jackson Surfboards factory. Tim Vanderlaan Photo.

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JIm Parkinson

Posted: August 1, 2015 at 12:12 pm

Jackson Surfboard owner Jim Parkinson posing with a copy of the Dukes board he rode in Australia.

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Jim and Dave

Posted: April 4, 2015 at 2:16 pm

For the last 40 years Jim Parkinson and Dave Mattison have been the backbone of the sport. The pair are celebrating 40 years working at Jackson Surfboards quite a feat. Below the boys at the factory and receiving a Jack Eden memento with Chris photos Tim Vanderlaan

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Parko and His Retro Shapes

Posted: March 6, 2015 at 12:21 am

Jim Parkinson part owner of Jackson Surfboards shows off his retro boards.



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Jim Parkinson Shape

Posted: February 21, 2015 at 9:27 pm


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Parko Channel Bottom

Posted: January 2, 2015 at 8:53 pm

Late 70s Single fin Channel bottoms shaped by Jim Parkinson at Jackson Surfboards where in high demandjackocb

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Jim Parkinson Shapes

Posted: April 24, 2014 at 8:21 pm


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Jim Parkinson

Posted: November 22, 2013 at 7:22 pm

Jackson Surfboards longtime shaper and owner with a 70’s quiver photo Tim Vanderlaan.


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