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Surfboard

From the Collection of Australian National Surfing Museum 77 Beach Road Surf City Plaza Surfcoast Highway Torquay Victoria

Description
Hollow Wooden Plywood Surfboard. Hand made Ockanui, single fin.
9' 11" x 21 1/2" x 4 1/2"
Nose 17 3/4" Tail 13"
Fin 4 3/4" Base 1 3/4"
Size
See Above
Object Registration
2010 10006
Keywords
ockanui, peter watson, hollow wooden surfboard
Historical information
This Ockanui Hollow Plywood Surfboard was shaped by Peter Watson and his father at their family home in Murrumbeena in 1959 (Peter was aged 16 at the time). The surfboard was based on a series of full size plans purchased from the USA. The surfboard is made from marine ply, ureal/resorcinal glue, marine varnish, copper nails, the skeg (fin) is Huon Pine made from an old kitchen sink drain board.
When Made
1/1/1959 (estimated)
Made By
Peter Watson and Alfred Watson (Hands shapers / makers of wooden surfboard)
Significance
This surfboard is an excellent example of the type of hollow wooden surfboards being made in the USA and Australia in 1959.
Inscriptions & Markings
No distinct inscriptions or markings. Skeg made from old kitchen sink (Huon Pine).
Last updated
3 Mar 2017 at 10:08AM