MANUFACTURER: Midget Farrelly Surfboards?
DESIGNER: Midget Farrelly ?
Foam blank, with false glue-line stringer , Volan glassed (lap cuts) with bottom pigment laminate
Length: 5 ft 5 1/2'' Width: 19 1/4'' Wide Point: +3 1/2''
Nose : 14 3/4'' Tail 14 1/4'' Pod: 8'' Thickness: 2 3/4''
(Other, Nose/L: Tail/L: Weight/Volume:)
Tail: rounded square
Bottom: very slight Vee from nose to tail
Rails: 50/50 to low soft in tail
BOARD HISTORY: Purchased August 1997.
These Popouts appeared in 1970.
Note that like most mass-produced craft, most references in surf literature are derogatory.
Usually a 5ft 6" X 20" Egg adaptation
Commonly used stringerless glassed blanks with minimal shaping to reduce prices by about 40%.
Often full pigment, sometimes marbled.
Fins usually have no rovings, being mitred into the blank.
They were manufactured by Shane Surfboards ('Standard'), Wallace Surfboards ('Junior'), Farrelly Surfboards, and Merrin Surfboards, Queensland.
Note : The template of this board is untypical (strongly based on Ted Spencer's 'White Kite' 1969, See # 46) and the blank has been scored down the centre so that the laminating resin has filled it to produce a false glue-line stringer.
#179 1970 Wallace Egg Pop-out 6 ft, Marbling
#196 1970 The Standard by Shane, 5 ft 5''
Other Farrelly Surfboards
#46 1969 Farrelly, Square tail 6 ft 4"
Mick Mock : "The Summer Millionaire " (Shane Steadman)
Vol 4 #4 Winter 1999 pages 50 - 61 - includes photographs .