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Photograph - Reno Abellira Holding Twin Fin Surfboard

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

Description
Black and white photograph of Hawaiian surfer Reno Abellira holding the tail of a twin fin surfboard.Abellira is wearing an O'Neil full length wetsuit.
Size
H23.5cm x W15.5cm
Object Registration
2012.30071
Keywords
reno abellira, twin fin surfboard, o'neill wetsuits
Historical information
Reno Abellira was one of the top surfers to come out of Hawaii during the seventies. He was noted for his speed and style on the wave culminating in success on the early professional surfing circuit. The twin fin fin surfboard was a natural progression from the single fin and one of the most popular types of surfboard ridden during the mid-seventies.
When Made
circa 1977
Made By
Unknown (Maker)
Significance
Reno Abellira was one of Hawaii's top surfers and one if its first professional surfers during the seventies. This rare photograph shows Reno holding his 'tools in trade' a twin fin surfboard.
Inscriptions & Markings
O'Neill logo on wetsuit
Last updated
3 Mar 2017 at 10:11AM