First balsa shipment late 1957.
Malibus 9’6 ” - 10’ Pigs plus 8ft Guns plus11 ft 6”
balsa/fibreglass based on US designs with glass & wood fins.First all glass fins
ANMM # 00009214 and # 00006710
Surfworld # 39
Image Right :
Robert Conneely and his first board built by Gordon Woods, Bondi, 1958.
Jimmy O'Keefe : A Life in the Sun... The Robert Conneely Story
The Australian Surfer's Journal,
Volume 3 Number One , Summer 2000. Pages 28.
McDonagh, Scott Dillon experiment with coolite
foam & epoxy resins
1959 Crane Industries (Plumbing supply company):, molded epoxy shell joined by black seam tape .9ft6” with moulded fin box -no fin. white deck-green hull, pointed nose round tail
Keiran first shaping machine (balsa),spray gloss
& fin boxes
Balsa and Fibreglass Surfboard Construction, 1958.
The carefree, playfree, Berlie Sarong Pus, 1959.
boardriders. From Left Ivan Johnson, Bob Evans and
- Johnson: Mollymook SLSC (2010) page 32.
Photograph: 1962-1963 Bob Cairns, club member posing in his 'neck to knee' costume (and balsa pig board).
- Johnson: Mollymook SLSC (2010) page 25.
1961 Harris, Reg. S.The
History of Manly Life Saving Club 1911-1961
Published by Manly Life Saving Club, NSW Printed by Publicity Press Ltd.
1966 Finney, Ben and
Houston, James D. : Surfing – A History of the Ancient
Pomegranate Books P.O. Box 6099 Rohnert Park, CA 94927 Reprint 1996
1968 Kahanamoku, Duke With
Brennan, Joe: Duke Kahanamoku’s World of Surfing
Angus and Robertson Publishers Sydney , Australia 1972 2nd Edition A&R Paperbacks, Sydney , Australia
1970 Margan, Frank and
Finney, Ben R. : A Pictorial History of Surfing
Paul Hamlyn Pty Ltd, 176 South Creek Road, Dee Why West, NSW 2099.
1964 Pollard, Jack
(ed.): The Australian Surfrider
K.G.Murray Publishing Co.P/L,142 Clarence Street , Sydney Australia
1972 The Best of
Tracks (Vol. I) Editors : Falzon, Albert;
Stewart, John; Grissim, John. :
Tracks Publishing Co Pty Ltd. P.O. Box 178 Avalon, NSW.
'Bob McTavish’s Personal History of Surfboard Design – Pods for Primates Parts 1' (pages 120 – 122).
1992 Stell, Marion K.
: Pam Burridge
Collins Angus & Robertson Publishers (Australia) Pty. Limited
A division of Harper Collins Publishers (Australia) Pty. Limited
25 Ryde Road, Pymble NSW 2073, Australia
1997 Warshaw, Matt : Surfriders
In Search of the Perfect Wave
Tehabi Books, Inc. Collins Publishers, 10 East 53rd Street, New York, NY 10022
1978 Warwick, Wayne A
Guide to Surfriding in New Zealand Second Edition
Viking Sevenseas Ltd Wellington, New Zealand
1979 Young, Nat ;
Photographs by McCausland, Bill: Nat Young’s Book of Surfing
A.H. & A.W. Reed Pty. Ltd. 53 Myroora Rd, Terry Hills, Sydney.
1983 Young, Nat with
McGregor, Craig : The History 0f Surfing
Palm Beach Press,40 Palm Beach Road, Palm Beach NSW 2108
1972 Surfing World.
Volume 16 #4. Bob Evans : 'remember the time when...'
pages 30 to 35.