Historical information

These blue prints show the design for a classic 16 foot hollow plywood surfboard that would have been made between 1935-1955. The plans show how the board would be constructed from plywood and other timber materials. The Hampton area of Melbourne was home to many surfers at this time.


Excellent example of the type of plans used by surfers to make surfboards during the middle part of the 20th century.

Physical description

Blue print for design of 16' foot surf board

Inscriptions & markings

Designers name and address - C. R. Downie, 21 Hampton St, Hampton S.7.