Info Panel
1910s
1 1 1 Dukes Board 500

Duke’s Board - 1914

Welcome to to the museumofsurf timeline. In this section we will display boards from the Duke Kahanamoku’s right through time. If you have a board you would like to display …

Read More →
1920s

100-1-1 Dukes 11 Footer - 1920

This board m also it is still being researched. Must be considered a masterpiece in the journey of the surfboard. Found in New Jersey USA, it’s history is known to …

Read More →
1 20 1 Redwood Paipo 500 wm

1-20-1 Redwood Paipo - 1925

This board is part of the Sunset collection The Paipo originated in Hawaii in the 1800″s and was considered the fastest board of it’s era.  

Read More →
1 54 3 King Billy Pine1024

1-54-1 King Billy Pine - 1927

This board is part of the Sunset collection.

Read More →
1930s
12 17 1 Plywood Bubble 650

13-15-1 Bubbles Plywood - 1930

This board is part of the Manyana collection. It was purchased in South Australia, and after some investigation the original owner was a member of a South Australian Surf Club. …

Read More →
18 1 1 Risby Timber Board web

Risby Tasmania - 1930

1 65 1 Plywood

1-65-1 Plywood - 1935

Part Of The Sunset Collection

Read More →
1 25 1 Plywood Toothpick

1-25-1 Plywood Toothpick - 1937

This board is part of the Sunset collection. Approximately 12 foot long and is a great example of the toothpick era. Plywood construction. These boards were hollow timber framed with …

Read More →
1940s
1 21 2 Plywood Toothpick 300 wm

1-21-1 Plywood Toothpick - 1942

This board is part of the Sunset collection. Approximately 10 foot long and is a great example of the toothpick era. Plywood construction. These boards were hollow timber framed with …

Read More →
14 4 1 Gordon Woods350 1

14-4-1 Gordon Woods - 1945

This board was made by Barry Bennett and is in excellent condition. At time of taking the images this board was for sale at Soul Surf in Mona Vale Sydney. …

Read More →
1950s
9 1 6 Gawley Plywood Th700

9-1-1 Gawley Plywood - 1950

This board is part of the Surfworld Gold Coast museum. It is displayed along with hundreds of vintage surfboards, & memorabilia, movies, magazines, surf art, and so much more. A …

Read More →

104-1-1 Plywood - 1955

This board was built by the owners father, and is now in the process of being restored by both father and son. Great to see it after the make over. …

Read More →
9 11 1 Paipo Body Board

9-11-1 Wallace Paipo Body Board - 1956

This a very rare Paipo body board. It is on display at Surfworld Gold Coast, museum. An extremely impressive exhibition of vintage surfboards and memorabilia.  

Read More →
4 2 1 Barry Bennett Plywood

4-2-1 Barry Bennett Plywood - 1956

This board is part of the Bennett family collection and is in extremely good condition. This was the beginnings of innovation. You can actually see the shape of a foam …

Read More →
9 13 1 Bill Wallace Balsa

9-13-1 Bill Wallace Balsa - 1957

This board is part of the Surfworld museum exhibition in Currumbin Queensland. This was one of the first examples of Balsa construction. Balsa only became available in Australia in the …

Read More →
8 7 4 Miff Barry Bennett

8-7-1 Barry Bennett - 1957

4 26 1 Barry Bennett Red D Fin

4-25-1 Barry Bennett Red D Fin - 1957

This board is part of the Bennett family collection. An early example of foam and fiberglass construction. You will notice it still has the D style fin.

Read More →
2 2 3 Vic Tantau 300

2-2-1 Vic Tantau - 1957

21 19 2 Balsa Pig

21-19-1 Balsa Pig - 1957

1957. 8’8″ X 21″ with classic “D” fin. Beautiful balsa grain

Read More →
2 3 5 Vic Tantau Balsa 300

2-3-1 Vic Tantau - 1958

9 8 3 CrawleyTh

9-8-1 Crawley - 1959

1 55 1 No Name Pig500

1-55-1 No Name Pig - 1959

In the early days of surfing there were many unamed boards, made under houses in Dad’s garage. Some successful others not! This one is actually pretty well made. The only …

Read More →
4 1 1 Barry Bennett Balsa 300 wm

4-1-1 Barry Bennett Balsa - 1959

9 2 1 Roger Kieran Balsa

9-2-1 Roger Kieran Pintail Balsa - 1959

4 1 6 Barry Bennett Balsa

4-1-1 Barry Bennett Balsa - 1959

4 5 1 Barry Bennett Balsa

4-5-1 Barry Bennett Balsa Pig - 1959

4 7 1 Barry Bennett Balsa Reno

4-7-1 Barry Bennett Balsa Reno - 1959

2 1 1 Vic Tantau Rice

2-1-1 Vic Tantau - 1959

1960s
23 11 3 Shane Belly Board

23-11-1 Shane Belly Board - 1960

There are not too many Belly Boards around today. During the early 60’s there was a hard core crew of Belly Boarders, that travelled all over the world, they even had …

Read More →
Bill Wallace Bronte 400 copy

27-1-1 Bill Wallace - 1960

19 3 1 Klemm Bell 500

19-2-1 Klemm Bell - 1960

9 5 1 Gordon Woods Foam

9-5-1 Gordon Woods - 1960

21 12 2 Barry Bennett

21-12-1 Barry Bennett - 1960

1960. 9’11″ X 22″ – Classic D fin in very good original condition

Read More →
Unknown 1961 Reverse D Fin 500

26-1-1 Unknown Reverse D Fin - 1960

This board is a great example of the early 60’s reverse D Fin. It has no decals or names on it except for the number 30. A lot of guys …

Read More →
1 51 1 Joe Larkin

1-51-1 Joe Larkin Quad Stringer - 1961

4 24 1 Barry Bennett Dave Jackman Gun

4-24-1 Barry Bennett Dave Jackman Gun - 1961

1 48 1 Gordon Woods350

1-48-1 Gordon Woods - 1962

14 11 1 Norm Casey350

14-11-1 Norm Casey - 1962

Scott Dillon Glynn Richie - 1962

This board is 9’1″ and was made by two legends, Scott Dillon and Glynn Richie. Made in the early 60’s. I had a very similar board in my younger days …

Read More →
9 7 4 Joe LarkinTh

9-7-1 Joe Larkin - 1962

9 15 4 Scott DillonTH

9-15-1 Scott Dillon - 1962

8 5 3 Miff Dale

8-5-1 Dale - 1962

21 10 2 George Rice

21-10-1 George Rice - 1962

1962. Original single fin gun. 11’ x 21 ½”. Square tail with tail block. Designed for large Bells Beach.

Read More →
1 46 1 Barry Bennett 3 stringer350

1-46-1 Barry Bennett 3 Stringer - 1963

1 49 1 Gordon Woods 3 stringer350

1-49-1 Gordon Woods - 1963

1 50 1 Bob Kennerson 3 stringer350

1-50-1 Bob Kennerson Country - 1963

14 1 1 Scott DillonHot Dog350

14-1-1 Scott Dillon - 1963

14 3 1 Keen Davis350

14-3-1 Keen Davis - 1963

Farmers D Fin 1963 500

23-23-1 Farmers D Fin - 1963

44-3-1 Shane - 1963

This board is a traditional 9′ 2″ Malibu from the early 60’s and has been restored to it’s original glory.

Read More →
8 6 1 Miff Scott Dillon

8-6-1 Scott Dillon - 1963

4 10 5 Barry Bennett Body Board

4-10-1 Norm Casey Body Board - 1963

21 8 2 GordonWoods

21-8-1 Gordon Woods - 1963

1963. Wooden tail block, large single fin, made and signed by Gordon Woods. 9’5″ x 22″.  Has large balsa stringer, flanked by redwood. Lovely example of Gordon’s work. Attractive twin …

Read More →
Farmers D Fin 1963 500

27-1-1 Farmers D Fin - 1963

14 5 1 Barry Bennett350

14-5-1 Barry Bennett - 1964

14 8 1 Wallace350

14-8-1 Wallace - 1964

44-4-1 Gordon Woods - 1964

This board is built by one of the Brookvale six as they are called. Six of the original manufacturers.Gordon woods. 9ft 7in and made in the early 60s.

Read More →
9 14 5 Gull BalsaTh

9-14-1 Gull Tunnell Fin - 1964

8 8 4 Miff Safari

8-8-1 Safari - 1964

8 9 4 Miff Gary Birdsall

8-9-1 Garry Birdsall - 1964

10 1 1 Steiner Olympic 500

10-1-1 Stiener Ollympic - 1964

23 1 1 Ron

23-1-1 Ron - 1964

This board was on Gumtree and Lindsay agreed to let me use his images. Thanks for keeping the history alive.

Read More →
14 6 1 Shane350

14-6-1 Shane - 1965

14 7 1 Wallace350

14-7-1 Wallace - 1965

14 10 1 Barry Bennett350

14-10-1 Barry Bennett - 1965

14 13 1 Keyo350

14-13-1 Keyo - 1965

21 1 1 Hayden Kenny500

21.2.1 Hayden Kenny - 1965

8 2 3 Miff Ken 300

8-2-1 Kenn - 1965

14 2 1 McDonagh350

14-2-1 McDonagh - 1966

44-1-1 Sam Egan - 1966

This board is 9’4″ and has been restored but still shows the late 60’s style, that was Sam Egan. A legend of board manufacturing.

Read More →
9 20 5 McTavish Tailor MadeTh

9-20-1 Mctavish Tailor Made - 1966

21 4 1 McDonagh

21-4-1 McDonagh Mal - 1966

1966. 9’3″ X 22″. All original square tail, clear finish. Deep red fin, two blue logos. Excellent condition.

Read More →
9 18 6 Kevin PlattTh

9-18-1 Keyo Kevin Platt - 1967

8 1 2 Miff Scott Dillon

8-1-1 Scott Dillon - 1967

John Arnold copy 500

25-1-1 John Arnold - 1967

9 16 6 Bobby BrownTh

9-16-1 Bobby Brown - 1967

9 17 6 Gary BirdsallTh

9-17-1 Kenn Gary Birdsall - 1967

9 19 1 Keyo

9-19-1 Keyo - 1967

8 3 4 Miff BB

8-3-1 Barry Bennett - 1967

8 10 1 Miff Keyo

8-10-1 Keyo - 1967

Barry Bennett

4-8-1 Barry Bennett Redwood Stringer - 1967

4 27 8 barry Bennett Peter Clarke Keith Paul Happening

4-27-1 Keith Paul Happening - 1967

9 23 2 Goerge Rice V Bottom

9-23-2 George Rice V Bottom - 1967

Ray Woosley 5001

19-2-1 Woosley - 1967

Woosley 6 Plus Moffateers, Competition model. Part of Gary’s collection. Great example shaped by Rod Teys.

Read More →
21 5 1 Keyoplasticmachine

21-5-1 Keyo Plastic Machine - 1967

  1967. 8’1″ X 24 ¼”. In original condition. Deep V in the tail and a large raked Greenough fin  

Read More →
21 6 2 Hayden

21-6-1 Hayden - 1967

1967. Single fin, 9’ x 22″

Read More →
14 14 1 Gordon Woods500

14-14-1 Gordon & Woods - 1967

14 9 1 Peter Clarke350

14-9-1 Peter Clarke - 1968

1 19 1 Farrelly Stringerless 300 wm

1-19-1 Farrelly Stringerless - 1968

23-1-1 Scott Dillon Bells Board - 1968

This board has a story that is yet be verified, but by all accounts it was made Scott Dillon for a competitor in the bells contest. The guy couldn’t take it …

Read More →
19 1 2Klemm Bell 500

19-1-1 Klemm Bell - 1968

9 6 5 Wayne Lynch John ArnoldTh

9-6-1 Wayne Lynch John Arnold - 1968

8 4 4 Miff Tony Olson

8-4-1 Tony Olsen - 1968

9 25 1 Joe Larkin

9-25-1 Joe Larkin - 1968

9 26 1 Gordon Woods Pocket Rocket

9-26-1 Gordon Woods Pocket Rocket - 1968

21 3 2 McDonagh

21-2-1 McDonagh Transition Model - 1968

21 11 2 Donburford

21-11-1 Don Burford - 1968

1968. 7’10 ½” X 22″, pintail Tracker shape. Volan glass.

Read More →
14 15 1 Gordon Woods500

14-15-1 Gordon Woods - 1968

14 12 1 Wallace350

14-12-1 Wallace - 1969

15 1 1 Jackson500

Click here for more 15-1-1 Jackson Tracker - 1969

This Jackson tracker, was for sale on ebay. I asked the owner for permission to use these images. Neil was very excited about our project and said he would be …

Read More →
Hohensee Tracker 850

28-1-1 Hohensee Tracker - 1969

27-1-1 Farrelly Psychedelic - 1969

This was made in the era of psychedelic colours. Many of the boards of this era had different colour resins, mixed and dribbled onto the board. Sometimes it was onto …

Read More →
4 13 2 Barry Bennett first short mal2

4-13-1 Barry Bennett Evolution - 1969

4 14 1 Barry Bennett Flower Power

4-14-1 Barry Bennett Flower Power - 1969

4 19 1 Barry Bennett Resin Stringer

4-19-1 Barry Bennett Resin Stringer - 1969

4 20 4 Barry Bennett S Deck

4-20-1 Barry Bennett S Deck - 1969

9 21 1 Gordon Woods Stringerless

9-21-1 Gordon Woods - 1969

9 27 1 John Arnold Wayne Lynch Diamond Tail

9-27-1 John Arnold Wayne Lynch - 1969

21 1 1 Mctavish Flextail

21-1-1 Mctavish Flextail - 1969

21 2 1 Nipper Williams

21-2-1 Nipper Williams - 1969

      1969. By David Treloar from an era when Nipper ruled Brookvale and Baddy was Manley’s biggest charger. 7’ x 21″, plain bottom with yellow and purple inset …

Read More →
21 7 5 GordonWoods

21-6-1 Gordon Woods Tracker - 1969

1969. 8’ X 22 ½”. Very original condition, this board was made and signed by Gordon Woods personally.

Read More →
21 9 2 GordonSmith

21-9-1 Gordon&Smith - 1969

1969. 7’ X 19 ½”. Single fin pintail with superb artwork on deck.

Read More →
21 13 2 Baron

21-13-1 Baron Frank Latta Model - 1969

1969. 7’ 11″ x 21″. Shaped by the famous Frank Latta with his “Baron” logo. A single fin rounded pintail.

Read More →
21 20 2 Bennett Pintail

21-21-1 Barry Bennett Pintail - 1969

1969. Barry Bennett Pintail 8’X 22″, shaped by Geoff McCoy.

Read More →
1 26 1 Farrelly Side Slipper300

1-26-1 Farrelly Side Slipper - 1969

Farrelly made his side slippers, from late 1969. The price of $125.00. Great to ride in the small stuff, and slip as the name implies. But hit the white water …

Read More →
1970s
9 29 1 Keyo Double Ender

9-29-1 Keyo Double Ender - 1970

1 53 1 Farrelly Down Rail500

1-53-1 Farrelly Down Railer - 1970

1 15 1 Farrely Pink Single Fin wm

1-15-1 Farrelly - 1970

4 25 2 Barry Bennett Sun Spray2

4-25-1 Barry Bennett Sun Spray - 1970

9 28 1 Rip Curl

Click Here For More 9-28-1 Rip Curl Rounded Pin - 1970

This board is part of the Surfworld Museum Gold Coast exibition. Rip Curl has been a major brand since the early 70″s and known more for their wetsuits. They have …

Read More →

106-2-1 Sam Egan - 1970

This board is a classic S Deck from the late 60’s early 70’s. We went from 9 foot to these 5′ to 6′ little blasters in such a short period, …

Read More →
Age 500

23-5-1 Age - 1970

1 41 1 John Monie350

Click Here For More 1-41-1 John Monie - 1971

John Monie was one of the Central Coast’s most prominent surfers during the 70″s. John is a legend and was known for surfing anything. Big waves, choppy slop just as …

Read More →

37-2-1 Jacobs Mike Purpus - 1971

Another of the OS boards to sneak through. I couldn’t resist this one. A Jacobs, Shaped by Mike Pupus. Thanks for sharing Steve Wray.

Read More →
4 16 1 Barry Bennett McTavish

Click Here For More 4-16-1 Barry Bennett McTavish - 1971

13 2 1 Shane Single Fin350

Click Here For More 13-2-1 Shane Single Fin - 1972

16 1 1 Skipp Twin Fin500

Click Here For More 16-1-1 Skipp Twin Fin - 1972

31-1-1 Burford Neil Purchase - 1972

Don Burford is known throughout Australia as a supplier of materials, such as Burford blanks, Resin etc. Don has always had a range of boards as that’s where we all …

Read More →

30-1-1 Barry Taylor Single Fin - 1972

Craig is an avid Barry Taylor fan. Barry Taylor is the Nowra ares premiere board builder & has been since the 1970’s. Now retired Barry only makes a few boards …

Read More →
4 23 1 Barry Bennett Swallow Tail

Click Here For More 4-23-1 Barry Bennett Swallow Tail - 1972

This board is part of the Barry Bennett collection. The swallow tail is still a popular selection. It makes it easier to bury the rail deeper, especially on the backhand. …

Read More →
9 30 1 Wayne Lynch Twin Fin

Click Here For More 9-30-1 Wayne Lynch Twin Fin - 1972

Trigger Bros Sting 1972

30-2-1 Trigger Brothers Sting - 1972

1 17 1 Spirit Of The Sea Single Fin wm

Click Here For More 1-17-1 Spirit Of The Sea - 1973

Greenough Spoon1 500

1-99-1 Greenough Spoon - 1973

4 17 5 Barry Bennett McTavish

Click Here For More 4-17-1 Barry Bennett McTavish - 1973

4 18 2 Barry Bennett Peter Cornish Model

Click Here For More 4-18-1 Barry Bennett Cornish - 1973

Trigger Bros Twin

30-4-1 Trigger Brothers Twin Fin - 1973

1 32 1a Christie Stinger300

Click Here For More 1-32-1 Christie Stinger - 1974

1 30 1 West Coast Stinger300

Click here for more 1-30-1 Wave Crest Stinger - 1974

23 12 1 Carrabine Twin Fin

23-13-1 Carrabine Twin Fin - 1974

A Wollongong based board builder Carrabine were always a value surfboard. Mick Carrabine, has been building boards since 1969, and has been regarded as one of the leading designers and …

Read More →
1 14 1 Red Swallow Tail Flyer wm

Click here for more 1-14-1 Red Swallow Tail Flyer - 1974

18-12-1 Goodtime - 1974

28-1-1 Jackson The Board - 1974

28-2-1 Barry Taylor - 1974

9 3 2 Dick Van Straalen

9-3-2 Dick Van Straalen - 1974

This board is part of the Surfworld Gold Coast Museum collection.

Read More →
9 22 1 Bill Wallace Spoon

9-22-1 Bill Wallace Spoon - 1974

This board is part of the Surfworld Gold Coast Museum collection. George Greenough invented the spoon design, but this is a aprticularly well made Spoon.

Read More →
surfing, museum, museumofsurf, history

28-7-1 G & S Swallow Tail - 1974

This board is one of the Craig’s collection.

Read More →
14 17 1 Joe Larkin500

14-17-1 Joe Larkin - 1974

1 52 1 McGrigor350

1-52-1 McGrigor - 1975

Burford

23-15-1 Burford - 1975

Burford are a Queensland based company, but originally Don Burford started making boards in South Australia since 1958, prior to moving to Queensland in 1974. Don Burford is one of …

Read More →
1 11 1 Outer Island Asymetric wm

1-11-1 Southern Comfort Asymetric - 1975

201 1 1 Sky Brothers Nielson500

20-1-1 Sky Twin Fin - 1975

This Sky twin fin was shaped by Bob McTavish and has the much sought after bluebird logo. Bob has shaped for many labels over the years.  

Read More →

37-1-1 Sea Rider - 1975

Sea Rider by John Blanche. This board is a very rare find indeed as it was picked up in Corpus Christi USA. Made in Coffs Harbour around 1975. Thanks Steve …

Read More →

18-4-1 Hot Buttered-Dick Brewer - 1975

This by far the best collectable board I have seen from the 70’s. As you can by the certificate of authenticity this board was made by Terry Fitzgerald, for the …

Read More →
4 9 1 Barry Bennett Asymetric

4-9-1 Barry Bennett Asymetric - 1975

This board is part of the Barry Bennatt collection. The offset tail idea was to give the straighter rail on the forehand, with the raound tail for the backhand attack.

Read More →
4 22 1 Barry Bennett Speed Board

4-22-1 Barry Bennett Speed Model - 1975

This board is part of the Barry Bennett collection. This single fin small square tail with a long drawn out outline was used for speed.

Read More →
21 22 5 Burford Bonza

21-22-1-Burford Bonza - 1975

1975. Bonza board from the Burford factory on the Gold Coast. Measures 7’1 x 19″ x 3″ thick, possibly shaped by Neal Purchase or Al Byrne who were shaping there …

Read More →

34-1-1 Nat Young Surf Design - 1975

A collaboration between the renowned board builder Barry Bennett surfboards, and the world champion Robert “Nat” Young. This must have been one of the first boards made under the Nat …

Read More →
1 7 1 Lightning Bolt Single Fin wm

1-7-1 Lightning Bolt - 1976

This board is part of the Sunset collection and was the single fin standard of it’s day.

Read More →
21 1 1 San Juan300

21-1-1 San Juan - 1976

Shaped by the legendary, Frank Latta. San Juan was the first major board label in what was to become a surfing mecca, Byron Bay. Frank shaped for many major labels …

Read More →
4 15 1 Barry Bennett Jerry Lopez

4-15-1 Barry Bennett Lopez Model - 1976

This autographed Lopez model is part of the Barry Bennett collection. These down the line pintail flyers, were fast and as you can imagine, that’s what was needed at Pipeline.

Read More →
12 3 1 McTavish

12-3-1 McTavish - 1976

1 60 1 GS 500

1-60-1 G&S - 1977

G&S Twin Fin. This board is part of the Sunset collection                              

Read More →
18 2 2 Hot Buttered 500

18-2-1 Hot Buttered - 1977

Signed by Terry Fitzgerald    

Read More →
18 1 1 GS 500

18-1-1 G&S - 1977

22 1 1 Klemm Bell 500

22-1-1 Klemm Bell - 1977

44-2-1 Shane - 1977

This board is 8’1″ from the late 70’s and was a part of the tracker cuttlefish outline.

Read More →

103-1-1 Spot - 1977

Spot Surfboards were started by Brian Coombes from the Warilla in the  Wollongong area south of Sydney, and became Carey Surfboards later on after Warren Carey purchased the business. The …

Read More →
Surface Fish Deck copy 650

40-1-1 Surface Fish - 1978

Very rare board made by Nigel Websdale from Avoca on the Central Coast of NSW. Nigel was an above average surfer, who went on to be Pat Cash the tennis …

Read More →
27 2 2 Local Motion 650 1 e1486693118878

27-2-1 Local Motion - 1978

This board is part of the Greg & Kristi collection. Shaped by Steve Williamson and sprayed by Laura Powers.

Read More →
1 4 1 Jackson Orange Twin Fin wm

1-4-1 Jackson Twin Fin - 1978

This board is part of the Sunset collection. Jackson surfboards has been one of the major brands for over 40 years. Brian Jackson or “Jacko” is part of Australia’s surfing …

Read More →
1 6 1a Jackson 350

1-6-1 Jackson Twin Fin - 1978

30-2-1 Barry Taylor Bonza - 1978

Craig is an avid Barry Taylor fan. Barry Taylor is the Nowra ares premiere board builder & has been since the 1970’s. Now retired Barry only makes a few boards …

Read More →
Trigger Bros Double Flyer 4

30-1-1 Trigger Brothers Double Flyer - 1978

Victorian Trigger Brothers boards were considered to be some of the best finished and innovative of this era.

Read More →
19 1 1 Skipp 500

19-1-1 Skipp - 1978

Part of Gary’s Collection. Skipp surfboards has been based in Wollongong NSW for as long as anybody can remember. Sorry John, but you are getting old, like the rest of …

Read More →
20 1 1 MP

20-1-1 Michael Peterson - 1978

Neil Purchsae 500

28-1-1 Neil Purchase - 1978

1 57 1 Hot Buttered Spray 500

1-57-2 Hot Buttered - 1979

13 3 2 McCoy

13-3-1 McCoy Single Fin - 1979

Part of the Shop Next Door, Manly Beach NSW, collection.

Read More →
1 58 1 Unknown 500

1-57-1 Unknown - 1979

1 5 1 Energy Single Fin Blue Rail

1-5-1 Energy - 1979

This board is part of the Sunset collection. The first of a new era, the 3 fin thruster, was Simon Anderson’s revoltionary design. The thruster is still used to this …

Read More →

30-1-1 Bob Brown - 1979

Bob Brown is still making boards, in Forster today and is the premiere manufacturer in the area. Known for some innovative designs and high performance creations. if you are ever …

Read More →
18 3 1 Hot Stuff 500

18-3-1 Hot Stuff - 1979

Bruce Lee Spray

Read More →
Trigger Bros Sting

30-3-1 Trigger Brothers Sting - 1979

1980s
West Pacific 1

29-1-1 West Pacific - 1980

This board was made by an unknown shaper. I had to include this board in the timeline, as it is such an experimental model. During the history of the surfboard …

Read More →
9 4 1 Simon Anderson Thruster

9-4-1 Simon Anderson Thruster - 1980

This board is part of the Surfworld Museum Gold Coast.

Read More →
21 17 2 MichaelPeterson

21-18-1 Michael Peterson - 1980

1980. 6’2″ X 20″, flyer area pin single fin shaped by Michael Peterson and signed by MP in pencil on the foam.

Read More →
1 39 1 McCoy Odessey350

1-39-1 McCoy Odessey - 1981

This board is part of the Sunset collection.

Read More →
1 45 1 Morning Star350

1-45-1 Morning Star - 1981

1 47 1 Mark Richards Twin Fin350

1-47-1 Mark Richards Twin Fin - 1981

24 13 1 Hot Stuff Swirl

24-13-1 Hot Stuff Swirl - 1981

Morning Star

23-3-1 Morning Star - 1981

Morning Star shaped by the legendary Col Smith. Very nice board and a credit to the builder and owner.

Read More →
1 10 1 Nirvana Mr X wm

1-10-1 Nirvana Mr X - 1981

22 1 1 Wallace Cadburys 300

22-1-1 Wallace Cadbury’s Chocolate Model - 1981

The se were giveaway prize boards. Some of the major corporate’s joined the surfings growing popularity.

Read More →
1 37 1 McCoy350

1-37-1 McCoy - 1982

1 38 1 McCoy Cheyne Horan350

1-38-1 McCoy Chayne Horan - 1982

24 15 1 Mark richards

24-15-1 Mark Richards - 1982

27 3 1 McCoy Single Fin Pre Zaps 650

27-3-1 McCoy Single Fin - 1982

This board is part of the Greg & Kristi collection. This McCoy is prior to the laser zaps. It has similar profiles, and is an insight into the laser zaps …

Read More →
27 13 1 Byrne Kneeboard 1 1

27-13-1 Byrne Kneeboard - 1982

This board is part of the Greg & Kristi collection. Byrne surfboards were from Wollongong NSW, and were one of the premier manufacturers on the south coast. Kneeboards are a …

Read More →
27 22 1 Jet 1 1

27-22-1 Jet - 1982

This board is part of the Greg & Kristi collection. Shaped by Dennis Anderson.

Read More →
1 8 1 McCoy Single fin350

1-8-1 McCoy Single Fin - 1982

1 9 1 McCoy350

1-9-1 McCoy Single Fin - 1982

9 10 1 MR Twin Fin

9-10-1 MR Twin Fin - 1982

24 12 1 Hot Stuff

24-12-1 Hot Stuff - 1983

Mooloolaba Surf Centre

26-1-1 Mooloolaba Surf Center - 1983

Mooloolaba surf centre was operated at the time by the legendary Peter Troy, one of the founders of the Bells Contest and an avid traveller, rare for the formative years …

Read More →
27 8 1 McCoy Lazer Zap

27-8-1 McCoy Lazor Zap - 1983

This board is part of the Greg & Kristi collection. Another great example of the legendary Lazor Zap. These are the collectors dream.

Read More →
27 18 1 TC 1 1

27-18-1 Town & Country - 1983

This board is part of the Greg & Kristi collection. Shaped by Tony Cerf.

Read More →
27 19 1 TC 1 1

27-19-1 Town & Country - 1983

This board is part of the Greg & Kristi collection. Shaped by Tony Cerf.

Read More →

101-1-1 Energy Thruster - 1983

This board is one of the early Thruster designs by Simon Anderson. The thruster revolutionised the fin placement on surfboards. Prior to the thruster there were numerous fin placements throughout …

Read More →
12 1 3 McCoy Keel Fin

12-1-1 McCoy Winged Keel - 1983

1 36 7 Outer Island Flextail350

1-36-1 Outer Island Flextail - 1984

13 1 1 McTavish Bluebird

13-1-1 McTavish Bluebird - 1984

This board is part of the Shop Next Door collection.

Read More →
24 14 1 Mark richards

24-14-1 Mark Richards - 1984

27 4 1 McCoy Lazor Zap 650

27-4-1 McCoy Lazor Zap - 1984

This board is part of the Greg & Kristi collection. The lazor zap is still today the subject of much conjecture. It is such a dramatic change from the shapes …

Read More →
27 11 1 Jet 1

27-11-1 Jet - 1984

This board is part of the Greg & Kristi collection. Shaped by Bruno Buzz.

Read More →
27 15 1 Jet 1 1

27-15-1 Jet - 1984

This board is part of the Greg & Kristi collection. Shaped by Bruno Buzz and spray by Laura Powers.

Read More →
17 1 1 Free Glide 500

17-1-1 Free Glide - 1984

This board is a perfect example of what can be lost, if we aren’t persistent and preserve our surfing history. The board was found on the garbage tip. Aiden posted …

Read More →
12 4 1 Mark Richards

12-4-1 Mark Richards - 1984

1 33 1 Jackson Quad 350

1-34-1 Jackson Quad Fin - 1985

27 10 1 Hayden 1

27-10-1 Hayden - 1985

This board is part of the Greg & Kristi collection. Shaped by Kent Manning.

Read More →
27 12 1 MR 1 1

27-12-1 MR Thruster - 1985

This board is part of the Greg & Kristi collection. One of the first MR thrusters, shaped by Bob Margetts. Mark Richards is known for his twin fins, but he …

Read More →
27 14 1 Dog Town 1 1

27-14-1 Dog Town - 1985

This board is part of the Greg & Kristi collection. This site is usually committed to Australian surfboards for now, but every now and again I have to include a …

Read More →
27 23 1 Free Fluid 1 1

27-23-1 Free Fluid - 1985

This board is part of the Greg & Kristi collection. Shaped by Kent Manning.

Read More →
Potz copy 500

24-6-1 Potz - 1985

1 43 1 McCoy350

1-43-1 McCoy Wing Keel - 1986

27 9 1 Nev

27-9-1 Nev - 1986

This board is part of the Greg & Kristi collection. Nev is one of the legends of the surfboard industry, and is also known for his charity work building cheap …

Read More →
27 20 1 TC 1 1

27-20-1 Town & Country Quad - 1986

This board is part of the Greg & Kristi collection. Shaped by Gunther Rohn.

Read More →
27 21 1 TC Nev 1 1

27-21-1 Town & Country NEV - 1986

This board is part of the Greg & Kristi collection. One of the rare Town & Country boards, shaped by Nev Hyman.

Read More →
27 5 1 Town Country Gunther Rhon 650 1

27-5-1 Town & Country - 1987

This is part of the Greg & Kristi collection. Shaped by Gunther Rhon a much sought after shaper.

Read More →
27 24 1 Free Fluid 1 1

27-24-1 Free Fluid - 1987

This board is part of the Greg & Kristi collection. Shaped by Kent Manning.

Read More →
Al Bryne Burning Spears Kong copy 500

26-1-1 Byrning Spears Kong - 1987

    Whilst Al Byrne was well known in his own right prior to 1987, there arguably weren’t many shaper/surfer relationships that garnered more respect than AB and Kong. Byrne …

Read More →

31-1-1 Erle Pederson - 1987

This board is a spectacular example of the adventurous, board builder Erle Pederson. The jet bottom bonza is criss crossed with channels to create turbulence and air under the board, …

Read More →
21 15 2 ByrningSpears

21-15-1 Byrning Spears - 1987

      1987. 7’1 ½” x 19 ¾”. Designed by Alan Byrne and made especially for Gary “Kong” Elkerton. He rode this board at  Sunset in 1987 for “back …

Read More →
27 16 1 TC 1 1

27-16-1 Town & Country - 1988

This board is part of the Greg & Kristi collection. Shaped by Gunther Rohn.

Read More →
27 17 1 MR 1 1

27-17-1 Town & Country - 1988

This board is part of the Greg & Kristi collection. Shaped by Tony Cerf.

Read More →
Wayne Clegget copy 500

24-5-1 Wayne Cleggett - 1988

13 4 1 Bob Brown 350

13-4-1 Bob Brown - 1989

27 7 1 TC Jeff Johnson

27-7-1 Town & Country - 1989

This board is part of the Greg & Kristi collection. Shaped by the renowned Jeff Johnson.  

Read More →
1990s
4 11 7 Barry Bennett Experimental Malibu Fin Timeline

4-11-1 Barry Bennett Experimental Fin - 1993

44-7-1 McTavish Ray Gleave Model - 1994

This board is 9’4″ made in the McTavish factory shaped by Ray Gleave. These two are legends in every sense of the word. Ray and Bob are also champions of …

Read More →

23-7-1 McTavish - 1996

This board is part of the SD collection, and is one of the first machine shaped boards made in Australia. Two were made but one was destroyed in Bali. The …

Read More →

44-6-1 Bob Kennerson - 1997

This board was made by Bob (Kenno)  from Crescent Head Longboards, in northern NSW.b was the Crescent Head, distributer and made all of the Shane surfboards from the Crescent factory. …

Read More →
2000s
4 21 10 Barry Bennett Space Spray

4-21-1 Barry Bennett Space Spray - 2000

A excellent example of the artists we have in the surfing industry. This board is part of the Bennett family collection.

Read More →
surfboard, history, museum, black, widow

50-1-1 Black Widow - 2003

Great example of one of the Sunshine coasts, experienced board builders. Black widow with an Erle Pedderson Jet bottom. Classic down the line speed weapon.  

Read More →
1 35 1 Tom Wergener350

1-35-1 Tom Wergener - 2005

These boards maybe made in the new era, but they are still excellent examples of the true craftsmanship needed when building timber boards.

Read More →
1 59 1 Tom Wergener 500

1-58-1 Tom Wergener - 2005

These boards maybe made in the new era, but they are still excellent examples of the true craftsmanship needed when building timber boards. The longer board is over 4 mts …

Read More →

106-1-1 MR Thruster - 2005

This board was done for the 2005 Newcastle Surfest & won out of the Newcastle Subway store . Apparently the winner, there were 5 given away through out the Newcastle …

Read More →
21 14 2 DickVanstraalen

21-14-1 Dick Van Straalen - 2006

2006. A twin fin fish from Dick Van Straalen at Burleigh Heads with an original airbrush job by Jim Davidson. Built as a special display model in 2006 it is …

Read More →
9 33 1 Stephanie Gilmore

9-33-1 Stephanie Gilmore - 2007

This board is on display at Surfworld Gold Coast.

Read More →
9 31 1 Mick Fanning

9-31-1 Mick Fanning - 2007

28-8-1 Mick Fanning DHD - 2007

This board is a part of the Craig’s collection and is one of Mick Fanning’s personal riders.

Read More →

28-9-1 Owen Wright - 2009

This board is part of the Craig’s collection and is one of Owen Wright’s personal riders.

Read More →
2010s

82-1-1 Greenough Experimental - 2010

This board was made as an experimental model for Patagonia. George Greenough and Wayne Lynch collaboration. It’s an ugly looking thing, but we said that about the Fantastic Plastic Machine. …

Read More →

28-10-1 DHD Sally Fitgibbon - 2012

This board is a part of the Craig’s collection and is one of Sally Fitzgibbon’s personal riders.

Read More →

28-11-1 Tyler Wright - 2013

This board is part of the Craig’s collection, and is one of Tyler Wright’s personal riders.

Read More →