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Surfboard design blueprints - 16 foot Hollow Plywood Surfboard

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

Description
Blue print for design of 16' foot surf board
Size
H29cm x W31.5cm
Object Registration
2004.429
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.
Made By
C.R. Downie (Designer)
Significance
Excellent example of the type of plans used by surfers to make surfboards during the middle part of the 20th century.
Inscriptions & Markings
Designers name and address - C. R. Downie, 21 Hampton St, Hampton S.7.
Last updated
3 Mar 2017 at 10:11AM