Surf Museum


By December 19, 2017 No Comments


Trackers and Pocket Rockets had streamlined bodies and speedy shapes which very quickly replaced the V bottomed pioneers. To me they are perhaps the true meeting point of the short board revolution with the wide point forward of centre and where importantly the reducing length from the Australian camp meet the thinner, narrower tails of the Hawaiian camp.

This Shane Tracker with inscription GGS ZZ while slightly larger than a typical Tracker, suggests it’s an early innovative adaptation of the concept. At 7’8” x 21’ 1/2” x 2’5/8”, it has glass lap lines and nice zz centre glass panel.

The original Greenough inspired w.a.v.e. set removable single fin has been ground down from its original high aspect ratio to its solid base, very common of the period.

The Shane logo is featured on the bottom of the board, which was saved from a kerbside council pickup near Cronulla Beach in Sydney.

#shanesteadman #shanesurfboards #tracker #trackersurfboard #vintagesurfboard #vintagesurfboards #ocean #surf #wavesetfin #theboardingoffice #theboardingofficemooloolaba #theboardingofficeclubhotel #theboardingofficenambour @TheBoardingOffice

Related Posts

  • Cheyne Horan was born in 1960, a dedicated competitor and self-proclaimed advocate of individualism and innovation. Throughout his life, he stayed true to this mantra of not 'following the crowd' and as such he surfed very different craft to what most professionals were riding. In doing this he forged a…
  • Brawny Australian regular footer from Angourie, New South Wales; David Treloar was a pioneering shortboard surfer, and runner-up in the juniors division of the Australian National Titles in 1968 and 1969. Treloar was born (1951) and raised in Sydney, and began surfing at age seven, under the guidance of older…
  • In late 1977, Australian pro Mark Richards introduced his version of the twin-fin, a pivoting small-wave board that helped Richards win four world titles, which in turn made the twin-fin the hottest board of the late '70s and early '80s. Simon Anderson a fellow professional maintained a high position in…