Edge Boards and the Mysterious Mr X

The Surfer’s Journal published a good article on Edge Boards in the Feb/Mar 2017 issue (volume 26, issue 1). This gives the history of low-drag (high-speed) surfboards. Even though I originated the “edge board” design, I did not know how much influence it had on short board design. and only from the article, did I finally find this out. The time period was late 1967 (when I first started making surfboards on the North Shore of Oahu) to late 1969. Earlier, I had made a couple of surfboards in Southern California.


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