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Dahlberg Surfboards
Angourie, NSW
1985
Rodney Dahlberg
Also see
Rodney Dahlberg Surfboards


Dale Surfboards
circa 1963
Dave Passinger and Les Patterson 
(Entry adjusted thanks to Denis Wright, April 2009)
18 Powells Poad, Brookvale.
Phone 93 4965
- Surfabout, Volume 2 Number 10 c1965, page x.

236 Harbord Road Brookvale, NSW

1965
Les Patterson ; Dick van Straalen;
Ron Wade

1968
73 Winbourne Road Brookvale 934965
Safeset Fin System
B.K. (shaper markings)

# 228 1969 Dale  7 ft 10''  Roundtail -Shaped by Bob McTavish

1970
Bob McTavish, , John Otton, Steve O’Donnnell, John Blanch, Chris Beecham, Brian Ingham and Robby Barnes.

Decals:
Top: circa 1963.
Centre: Triangle circa 1964, contributed by snazzy, April 2015.
Bottom: circa 1968.
Below: 1970
















Advertisement: Dale Surfboards, McTavish Forms, circa 1968.
Surf International Volume 1 Number 10 page 36.
October 1968 ?

Dale Surfboards
1976
Port Elliot, South Australia.
Mike Brown emailed in December 2008 (edited):
DALE Surfboards were made by Wayne Dale at Port Elliott  near Victor Harbour in South Australia. Wayne worked with Sig Kwiakoski at John Arnolds through the 60s and opened his small operation in the mid 70s at Elliott.
Beautiful boards with great shapes and colours, Wayne was a master shaper.
He now designs golf courses.

Damin Surfboards
circa 1973

Decal image emailed by Noddy H., May 2014.


Daniell Surfboards
1970
Surfboards, kneeboards and skateboards in the family’s back yard shed.
1974
Narrabeen
1979

St Ives
circa 1982
Shaper: Bill Waters
1992
Company renamed Division Surfboards.
2000
Division Surf Mona Vale, later shaped in Byron Bay.

Rob Saunders reports December 2003, with thanks:

Another board manufacturer not listed is Daniels.
Peter Daniels started selling surf gear from a shop in St Ives, Sydney then moved to Mona Vale.
I’m pretty sure he made surfboards or at least had them made with his name on them under contract.

   








Darby Surfboards
Currumbin Qld
1976
Geoff Darby
Darryl Bolger.
Mike Perry
1978
White Heat Surfboards by Kevin Links
Top image contributed by Shazza, with thanks, September 2013.













D'arcy Surfboards
??
1985-1990

Martin "Pottz" Potter model


   

Darcy Burge (Surfboards)
Byron Bay 
1974
Right: Designed by Darcy Burge, circa 1974
- emailed, with thanks by John, November 2011.

Darrell Dell Surfboards
Queensland?
1973
David Surfboards
???
19??
Decal image contributed with thanks by Snazzy, December 2010.

David Chidgey Surfboards
Box 331 (?) Avalon, NSW.
1972
Ted Spencer Design Model
Davidson Surfboards
?
1989


Dee Why Surfboards
circa 1964
Bruce Goldwater
Del Surfboards
1972



Dick Harvey Surfboards
circa 1974
Gold Coast, Queensland.
Richard "Dick" Harvey previously shaped for Shane and Ron Wade Surfboards.

Right: shaped by dick harvey, circa 1974 decal
- emailed, with thanks by John, September 2011.


Dickson Boats Builder
circa 1950
96-9337 and 9-4010 (Victoria?)

Metal badge affixed to timber hollow board, image forwarded by gerry.z, November 2013.


Dick van Straalen Surfboards
circa 1969
PO Box 267? 
Burleigh Heads, Queensland.
Also see Surf Design Queensland Surfboards and Spirit of the Sea Surfboards.

1977
Ted Spencer and
Dick van Straalen Surfshop
Brisbane

Dick van Stralen Surf Designs, circa 1974, red.
emailed by George, early 2009.
Note Stralen mis-spelling.

Dick van Straalen Surf Designs, circa 1974, blue.
emailed by John Mc, November 2011.









[The] Different Co. Surfboards 
1978


Dillon Surfboards 
Scott Dillon Surfboards

Click Scott Dillon decal, right, to access manufacturer details.


Dingo Surfboards
1975
???


Dolphin Surfboards (Surfboards by Dolphin) 
1964?
Dolphin Plastics
60 King Street Mitchum, Adelaide, South Australia. 

Noted: Number 024

Decal image contributed November 2011 by Brownie.


Donald Surfboards
circa 1965
One example located by Brett in Perth circa 1992.

Decal image, right, contributed by Brett (Perth/New Zealand??), March 2007.


Dora Surfboards
1965
Bay Side Surf Centre
Melbourne 923774
Californian Style Model
There was probably no design or financial negotiations with Mr.Dora.
Reported as manufactured by George Rice and Doug Warbrick.

Doug Fuller Surfboards
?
1986 
Doug Fuller


Dove Surfboards
Exmouth, Western Australia.
1976 
Peter Dixon

Down Under Surfboards
Central Coast, NSW
1984
Egan (Surfboards) ?

Decals forwarded with thanks by John Burgess
Newcastle, February 2017.

   



Drouyn Surfboards
Surfers Paradise Qld
1969
Peter Drouyn
1977
Peter Drouyn

Dunlop Surfboards
Roger Street, Brookvale
1963
Factory of Crest Surfboards run by Bruen Finey.
Also manufactured Pacfic by Dunlop.
After Crest folded, Dunlop moved the board making operation to St Mary’s, in western Sydney.
Image right: Dunlop fin box, circa 1963.
(no reference - probably Surfing World or Surfabout magazines)
Vary the fin to different surfs.
Remove it for easy transportation.
Fin is held firmly in position with specially designed nylon  slot attachment.

Possibly copied or imported from a US design.
Also manufactured the moulded plastic Dunlop Hand-Surfa, 1964. 

A replaceable fin system was also availalbe from Crest, 
See Source Documents:
Mick Simmons Pty Ltd: Sporting Goods Catalogue, Sydney, 1962.

This entry updated from notes and photographs posted by Gary Crockett on the Surf City Blog, June 20th, 2011 at 1:10 pm
http://blogs.hht.net.au/surfcity/
Many thanks to Garry and Bruen Finey.

Dunlop Surfboards
New Zealand

1960s
Dunlop also ventured into New Zealand production during the 1960s.

Decal: Surfboards N.Z. by Dunlop, #001936.

In 1966 Dunlop purchased the Sportex company which had marketed "pop-out" boards under the Kahuna label, built by Frank Wilkin who also built customs as Frank Wilkin Surfboards.
- Williamson: Gone Surfing (2000 ), page 52.

In October 1999, the Longboard Shop, New Zealand, auctioned more than 100 surfboards including one Kahuna:
1962 #76 9ft 3'': "Kahuna: by Frank Wilkin; one of the earliest NZ makers"
The online catalogue had a number of Dunlop Surfboards from 1962 to 1967.
From 1965 several of the boards were shaped by John Ormond and Tony White, and there were no Dunlop boards later than 1967.
1962
#107 
1964
#25 
#106 
#109 
#111
#112 

1966
#6 
#69 
#110 

9ft 4''  "one of the first fat rails"
 
9ft 4'' clear
9ft 5''  Island model
9ft 6'' "flying 'D' in yellow fin"
9ft 4'' "flying 'D' in blue fin"
9ft 4'' "flying 'D' in fin"
 

9ft 6''  "thin rail ...shaped by John Ormrod"
9ft 6''  "shaped by Tony White"
9ft 0''  "probably shaped by Tony White" 
1963
#108 
1965
#23 
#31 
#99 
#105 
 

1967
#20 
#27
#29 

9ft 4'' "very fat rails about 4'' thick"
 
8ft 8'' "cut-down ... no fin"
9ft 9'': "by B.B.?"
9ft 4'': "shaped by John Ormrod"
9ft 0'': "shaped by Tony White"
 
 

9ft 1'': "thin rail ... shaped by Tony White ... Weber hatchet fin"
 xft x'': "thin rail ... Takayama fin"
9ft 6'': "probably shaped by Tony White"


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