DESIGN: Paipo/Belly Board - Twin fin
Five ply. Paint. Varnished. Adhesive stickers.
Dimensions and photographs Sydney Surf Auction, Mona Vale Hotel, Sydney, 25 - 26 September 2003
Catalogue No. 191 : " PAIPO BOARD no name, 3' neat 1960's plywood single fin, good condition."
Catalogue Notes by Mick Mock, PO Box 330 Manly NSW Australia 2095.
Thanks to Mick Mock.
See Paipo # 113 ,
Surfworld Museum, Torquay Victoria. : Lamaroo # 26
See Paipo Catalogue
Margan and Finney Photographs, pages 152 - 156
Concave tail and Fins detail.
Leigh Tingle and Plywood belly board, Haliewa, 1964.
Image contributed by Leigh Tingle.
The photo at bottom of page of a bellyboard rider is me.
Taken at Haliewa Oahu January 1964 using an existing balsa fibreglass bellyboard made by Scott Dillon, Noel Ward and Gordon Woods in February 1958.
It is now 43 years old and still going strong.
If I remember correctly the photograph was from the Surfabout magazine.
A replica of the board has just been finsihed by my son Sam for a school Tutorial Task.
Many thanks, Leigh.
Printed in Margan and Finney Page 156