There’s something special to me about timber Boards! Their look, the idea of ancient times or maybe it’s that juncture between carpenters/ cabinetmakers and saltwater, yeah that has to be it, combining my passions of Property largely built with timber 🏡 and Surfing 🏄 all in one.
It’s a privilege for us to be able to restore this grand old dame of the 1950’s to her former glory. Originally thought to be a creation at the hand of the pioneering Victorian legend Vic Tantau with his signature nose block, when peeling back the de-laminated deck of this beautiful 10ft piece of rideable art, we discovered the remnants of an old logo. Maybe, just maybe (well we hope 😬) it’s a Californian import from or around that famous trip during the 1956 Olympic Exhibition where the ‘Americans’ showed us the Malibu Chip and immediately delegating the current craft 14 & 16 ft toothpicks to the scrap heap thus ushering in the era of the Malibu. Looking at the nose and tail rocker (lift) this beauty was hand shaped from 3 inch+ thick (5 pieces) of 10ft long high quality balsa and quite advanced for its time. Blessed to be #savinghistory 🙏