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1965 Gordon Woods, Stringerless Malibu 9 ft 4"
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MANUFACTURE
MANUFACTURER: Gordon Woods Surfboards, 208 Harbord Road Brookvale NSW
SHAPER: Unknown
DESIGN: Farrelly Stringerless (Malibu)
DESIGNER: Midget Farrelly
SPECIFICATIONS
CONSTRUCTION
Stringerless foam blank, Volan glassed with 2" rail overlap.
DIMENSIONS
Length:
9
 feet 4 inches
Width: 
23 1/2 inches Wide Point: -ve 4 inches
Nose : 
18
inches
Tail 
16
inches
Thickness
inches
Pod:
6
inches
Nose/L:
inches
Tail/L : 
inches
Weight
kilograms
Volume:
litres
Other
FEATURES
Nose: round
Tail:  square 
Deck: rolled 
Bottom:  flat, round, soft round
Rails: 50/50 
Rocker: 
FIN:
 12" x 7 1/2" base
Greenough Stage I.
DECOR
DECALS
Deck:GW - large, Gordon Woods - small,
 black script at rear sweet spot, left 
Bottom:
MARKINGS
Deck:  '5573' -pencil at tail 
Bottom:
COLOUR
Deck: Clear 
Bottom: 
# 91 Gordon Woods/GW block '65
NOTES
BOARD HISTORY
Mick Craze collection. Photographs 16 August 1996 

DESIGN HISTORY
Midget Farrelly used a similar design to win the World Small Wave Contest, Peru 1965.

REFERENCES
Books

Image right:
Nat Young and Gordon Woods, Deewhy, circa 1965.
Image courtesy of Gordon Woods Archives.

Originally published in Surfing World magazine, 1965
Reprinted in
Natís Nat   Photograph page 75. 
CONDITION: 9




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