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Malcom Gault-Williams: - LEGENDARY SURFERS -
a major work in progress, with new chapters added about every 2-3
months. Currently (20.04.2001) revised chapter on Duke Kahanamoku
and Tom Blake. Most relevant chapters to the Australian design are
Chapter 1 'Origins', Chapter 3 'Revival',Chapter 4 'Duke
Kahanamoku', Chapter 7 'Tom Blake', Chapter15 'Bob Simons',
Chapter 16 'The Malibu Board', Chapter 28(?) 'Wood 2 Foam'and
Chapter 24 '1956' (includes US/Hawaiian Olympic Games Team
introduction of the fibreglass Malibu).
PLEASE NOTE: All this listing,
checking and linking is a pain. Sites are constantly added to the
net at an increasing rate, sites are changing their address,
addresses are changing into other sites and sites are disappearing
completely. Many sites who's primary function is to list other
sites are full of holes ('not found at this address' or a
variation of). I will now (March 15, 2000) only add sites to this
page if they have particular relevance to Pods for Primates or are
in some way outstanding/highly unusual.
A SUGGESTION: If you find
something that is really important to you, then either save it
digitally or print it out. There is no guarantee that it will be
there the next time you look for it.
Above catagories are
based on the relevance to Pods for Primates, some sites have
multiple entries. Accessories companies' sites are not generally
listed unless they contain some design/historical/cultural
content. There are likewise no weather/cam sites, these can be
accessed via the Surfing Links list or the Enthusiasts (by region)
list, both below.You could also try
History and Culture
Links forwarded by Rob
Lovell, August 2017:
County Surfing Culture
Replacement site for Surf Culture Orange County
for Life: History
Early history of surfing
Shirts Online: Surfing Glossary
The following sites
inoperative, August 2017:
Surf Culture Orange County
-informative site with excellent graphics. Material
provided by the International Surfing Museum, Huntington Beach
California. Strangely there is no link to here site from the ISM
The Magic Surf Bus
- The Online Museum : highly entertaining from page
England with emphasis on surf culture
Duke Kahanamoku - The Dawn of
Australian Surfing History - 1915 : by Peter Brown.
Article and photographs of Duke Kahanamoku at Boomerang Camp,
Freshwater, Summer 1915 and his introduction of surfing.
Also incudes article on Freshwater
SLSC and a comphrensive links page.Australia.
A Chronological Order Of The
Snake's Surfing Page-personal
page by Bruce Gabrielson on surfboard template history,
coaching, surfboard repair, links, and wave pools. US
-catalogue and display requirements for a travelling exhibition
by UCR/California Museum of Photography. Curator: Kevin Jon
Other sites of interest to
Castaway Page by Ron & Sibylle Taylors - noted by
Ron, Jan 2004
Crane oted (July 2011) "The website has some great information
about surfing as well as surfing tips and guidelines,
destinations, and quite a few other useful links. I thought it
would probably be of value to your visitors."
The Magic Surf Bus
The Online Museum : highly
entertaining from page England with emphasis on surf
culture. Most detailed and informativeof the online Surf
Museum, Huntington Beach
Huntington Beach, California. Well
presented with historical data.
Also see Surf Culture Orange County
Torquay, Victoria -a few
interesting features but the page is not regulary updated.
Santa Cruz Surfing Museum
well presented, if light on
content, site from the Lighthouse Museum, Santa Cruz.
no surfing information generally
available at this site, but changing exhibits are regularly
For Hawaian History resources the
site now features an online store with a large number of
Australian National Maritime
Museum - Darling Harbour, Sydney - no surfing
information available at this site. See Notes on ANMM
Long Beach Island Museum -site
of Longbeach Island historical Society, New Jersey
East Coast Surfing Museum : not
really a museum but well presented Modern Malibu riders
enthusiast page ,
sorry not linked.
The World Wide Web Virtual
Film/Video Note: Film posters
are listed under Surf Art.
- Duke Kahanamoku - The Dawn of
Australian Surfing History - 1915 : Article and
photographs of Duke Kahanamoku at Boomerang Camp, Freshwater,
Summer 1915 and his introduction of surfing.Also incudes
article on Freshwater SLSC and a comphrensive links
Kahanamoku : surfboards by Kahanamoku Sons: commercial
site with some historical information.Hawaii?
- The Witt Family Archive:
Family page by decsendants of George Freeth, who introduced
surfing to West Coast USA in 1907.Interesting photographs. USA
Kahoona: Home at Planet Malibu -links to other Malibu
legends,Winner of the Mickey Dora Design Award. USA
- Tom Morey- -inventor of
the Boogie board, and other things.HI Surf Advisory Interview.
Carroll: homepage of the multi-faceted Corky Carroll,
and scroll down to for the link to ...
Carroll Column, featuring comments on surfboard
design/history (and just about everthing else). USA
- Note: Column to move to
hardcore.com on May 5, 2000 - still not available August
- Mike Diffenderfer: USA 1960's
shaper, posting of journal/magazine article.
Schmidt - Surf school and Big surf, USA.
Horan - history, surf school, star (winged keel)
Surfboard Fins by Figgy Fins, -USA.
Torquay Fin Company, - Torquay, Vic, Australia
Australia: artwork in extremis from Australiaís
beacon of surf culture, featuring the work of the Grand
Imperial Poobah Ė Reg Mombassa.
- Poster Exhibit- nostalgia
plus with this collection of Surf film poster scans
- Graphic Surfing Film Art (surf
movie posters) by John Severson -195x-1970 surf film maker,
original editor Surfer Magazine,1960.
- Jack Eden
- Australian 1960ís photographer and editor Surfabout
Magazine(1962) his travelling exhibition is a must see. His
photographs comprise a large portion of Margan and Finney.
Not currenly available (pipelinz). Link currently available
at Jackson Surfboards site.
- The Waterman Gallery -
emphasis on surf art, but with some historical input, USA.
- Bernie Baker Shoots the Curl,
- Steve Wilkins
- A large selection on
photographs from one of America's top surf photographers
dating back to the 1960's.
Ryan, artist, author, and cook. Wavescapes series.
- Hot Curl Surfing Cartoon Strip
- Jim Simms - Surfboard Art, Whale
- Rock Art Museum Gallery -one
item: a custom sprayed surfboard by Rick Griffin
- Geoff's Surf Art
- The Classic New Zealand
Longboard Collection - chronological New Zealand
surfboard template poster.
- Surf Art
Australia - Surf Art and Memorabilia
Australia : 1950ís and 60ís photographs available as
postcards, not operating (pipelinz)
art prints featuring nostalgic classic surfing cruisers
- www.surfdecals.com image
directly onto a tissue type material (not fabric) using UV
inks and we then laminate these images into surfboards.
- The site
profiles/showcases surf artists & photographers from
around the world, and documents the history & culture of
- Board Construction Resources
- Links to surfboard shaper's and information about
building surfboards and sailboards -
- Surfboard Restoration and
Repair Manual-page by Andy Anderson, includes
link to his surfboard reseach guide, 'Stoked 'n Board'.
- Conrad P. Drakes FibreGlass
FAQ - part 1 of 2 -not responding. 10 nov 1999
- SHAPE_3D : SURF, WINDSURF AND
SAILBOARD DESIGN SOFTWARE
- Engineering Thesis for Michael
Paine- technical, but probably xxx, report on
- Snake's Surfing Page-personal
page by Bruce Gabrielson on surfboard template history, and
links to history, links, and wave pools. US
- Gabrielson Break - A
New Approach to Wave Pool Design, wave pool link referred to
- wave pool australia wave
- Waves of Transformation -A
Sociological Study of the Surfing Subculture. A paper by
Carin Crawford examining Californian surf culture 1907 to
- Traditional Navigation in the
Western Pacific -@ University of Pennsylvania
Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
- Index of /ric/pages/bore/ :
not very good pictures of tidal bore waves in England.
- 'Cali & Company' - Dick
Brewer Surfboards - Brand Story - the promised/implied story
about Dick Brewer's business problems, under construction
- Custom board building - an
- Anthony's Board building
Links.-information on Anthony's self made
windsurfers with a multitude of links to design and
Weather and Cams (sorry,
lied about weather listings. These are here for my personal use)
Internet Resource for Surfing -large site by
Joshua blake Polterock, Southern California.
Resources : huge links page, unfortunately linked
pages load inside this site's frame and require extensive
- well produced site from California. Includes links to
Corky Carroll's column, surf art, links and photogragh
- News/Surfing Links
Coast Surf at SurfInfo.Com -East Coast links and
- WaveCast's Surfing the Ventura
Coast - manufacturers list from Ventura, California.
- Pacific Waverider -extensive
base of Californian surfsites, concentrating on cams/surf
reports. Email classifieds.
- Surfboards.com - Surfboard
- Wipeout -a
search engine exclusively for surf sites, unfortunately many
links come up as blanks.
- Surf TV -
- WaveCast's World Forum of
Surfing: emailed messages on any surf related topic,
- Surfing Forum on Beach-Net --
Discuss surfing, surfboards, surfing equipment, surfing
accessories, message board. Mostly obscure.
Page : the Surfrider Foundation
Network Main Page
- Surfer Girls
- Detailing surfing
specifically for wahines, surfer girls, girl surfers,
surf girls, femlins and women surfers.
- Surfing Manly Beach-
web site of B.Glover with history, photographs, cams and
Dreaming -Morning Penisular, Victoria
page by Stephen P. includes extensive surfing video
Boardriders - Seven Mile Beach South Coast NSW.
- Surf New Zealand
Cruz Bodysurfing - world wide photographs and links
for body surfers.
- The Surf Page - personal
site of Bruce Jenkins, author of 'North Shore
Chronicles',concentrating on big waves (Mavericks and
- Santa Barbara Surfing - Tim
Maddux's site centred on Santa Barbara, California.Featuring
- Ryncon Riders - site by a
group of surfing professionals (not professional surfers),
many of whom appear to have escaped from Toone Town.
- My Surf Pics - refuses to
allow entry, 10 Nov. 1999.
Joe's Surf Lounge -large site featuring
Entertainment, Music, Art, Cams and links.
Bobís Page - sorry Bob, can't find you at this
Zelles - Californian site, focus on Mavericks.
Surfing Web Page -These pages contain high quality
surf photographs; information, perspectives, and stories on
Mavericks and Ocean Beach in San Francisco; oceanographic
insights; and links to surf, weather, and surf prediction
- Alex McLeod Home Page
- Women in the Waves
- Sean's SURFING Page-
- Wavecasts Surfing Ventura
VancoverCoast -manufacturers list, as noted in USA
- Sould Out Surf Internet Surfspot
- photograhs and text for Texas Summer surf, 1998.
- North East
Boards and ...More.
- - page by Rod Rodgers,
Baltimore Maryland.Special mention: great Paipo/Pipeline
photograph, on opening page.
Beach Long Island, New Jersey - local historical
site, includes early surfboards.
- Surf 64
Productions, Ltd.- local site for Ocean City, Maryland
by Will Lucas.
Beach Long Island, New Jersey - local historical
site, includes early surfboards
- Always Riding Surfing Page -
currently (10 nov 1999) unobtainable. Location?
England Surf Club/Organisation/Connection -surf
reports, stories, conditions, swell, surfing.
Surf -Atlantic Beach, NC Daily Surf Report
- South East
- East Coast Surfing Museum :
not really a museum but well presented Modern Malibu riders
- Oregon Surfpage -well
balanced local sites with world links
- The Balek Guide To
Britain/London Surf Club-F.A.B.
- Swansea Surf Page -email
notice board site from Swansea, Wales. Some links, not
- Only the Brave - European
based link site from Harvey.
- Planet Surf -huge world wide
- Secret Spot Page -in
- Swedish SurfNet-in English
- Bienvenue sur le site du
Biarritz Boardriders Club- commerical outlet for
Quicksilver (Europe).-in English
- Surfing in Israel-in English
Guia Oficial de Pranchas de Surf no Brasil
Collectors, Dealers and Auctions
Magazines and Journals
Manufacturers and Retailer
1.Check List Web Sites and Enthusiast/Club Sites for further
marketing, international brand liscencing and the development of
contract glassing has seen the bluring of the distinction
between factory outlets and retail shops. Shops have always
acted as agents (stock and custom) for specific brands, but now
many carry in-house brands.
- Brian Jackson Surfboards,-since
1957. Shapes by Jim Parkinson. Caringbah NSW.
- MC(Surf)Boards - shapes by
Michael Cole, Home of the Bear
- Nev Future Shapes (Surfboards)
-shapes by Nev Hymann, since 19xx, Gold Coast Qld.
- Classsic Waterman -paddle and
surf boards by Dick van Straalen, Gold Coast, Qld.
- SlikStik - Surfboards of the
- Phil Myers Surfboards - also
shaping for Bear Surfboards and Freeflight Surfboards, Ballina
Kirra Surf - Peter Turner's
surfshop Gold Coast, Queensland
Goodtime Surfshop - Gail
Austin's surfshop Brisbane and Gold Coast, Queensland
Sunshine Surfing Kingsley
Looker's surfshop Manly NSW
Penisular Surf Centre - Ted and
Dan Bainbridge's surfshop since 1974. Mornington Penisular,
Surfboards - Shapers; Greg Clough, Neil Wheeler and
Maurico Gill (USA). Design information
Direct! - (shop) Aloha Surfboards, EganSurfboards, Hot
ButteredSurfboards, Nev Surfboards, Peter McCabe Surfboards.
Longboards by Bear Surfboards (Shaper: Paul Hutchinson) and Nat
Young Surfboards (Shaper: Ronnie Woodward). Also note the
'Missing Link Inflateable Waveboard', somewhere in 'New'.
Line Up Surfboards - DeeWhy
Point. A very large site with heaps of information catering
primarily for locals.
Noosa Longboards Surf Shop - not
responding, due to link with pipelinz.com. Qld.
Riley Balsa Wood Surfboards
- RILEY CLASSIC BALSA BOARDS - we only make balsa boards -
modern foam core and solid traditionals.
Tube Time -
boards by xxx, another pipelinz.com.au victim
Longboard Revolution (Surfboards)
- shaped by Nigel Beckhamand, featuring Twin Fins, Gold Coast
McTavish Surfboards -Byron Bay,
shaper Bob McTavish, since 1991
Wood Epoxy Boards by Bob
McTavish -(Wavetech Surfboards International)
Longboards-Torquay, Victoria. Shaped by Ian Chisholm.
Mac-T Surfboards -
softdeck/rail boards, manufactured by Outer Reef - soft foam
- Classic 1960's Labels
- West Coast
- About Hansen Surfboards
- Yater Surfboards: Santa Barbara,
Surfboards - Longboards and Surfing Supplies
- Hobie Launch Page
Johnny Rice Longboards - Shaped
by Johnny Rice (40 years experience), Santa Cruz, California.
Welcome to Surftech -high tech
longboards with models by Dale Velzy, Reynolds Yater, Mickey
Munoz, Robert August, Randy French,Wingnut, Michael Junod.
Jack's Surfboards (Surfshop)
- Huntington beach, California. Since 1957
Dewey Weber Surfboards
-Huntington Beach, California. Snce 1960. Large history file.
Dewey Weber died in 1993.
East Coast/Gulf Coast
Bunger Surf Shop - Custom Surfboards
- USA Toll Free 1.800.698.SURF
Val Surf Online -patience
- Classic 1970's
- West Coast
- Natural Art Surfboards
-California. Longboards by Tom Maus
- Welcome to
- Channel Islands Surfboards -shaped/designed
by Al Merrick since 1970. Santa Barbara, California.
Channin Surfboards- since 1974.
Oceanside, California. Manufactured by The Beach Company
Surfboards -Ventura, California. Steve Walden, since
Bruce Jones Surfboards
East Coast/Gulf Coast
Surfboards - since 1970. Short , long and balsa boards.
August Surfboards -Huntington Beach, California. Models
by Robrt August, Mike Doyle, Mickey Munoz, Paul Strauch,
Jerricho Poppler, Wingnut,
and Paddleboards -San Diego, California. Mike Eaton
(influential in the development of the Twin fin #1, 1971 and the
Campbell Bros'. Bonzer, 1974). Compare Dick van
Straalen'sWaterman label, Australia.
Foam E-Z - blank and
Rusty Surfboards -no response
10 Nov 1999
Rusty surfboards -Since1971?
Shapers: Rusty Preisendorfer, Hoy Rumnels, Michael Russo, Terry
Goldsmith, Stu Kenson, Scott Raisbeck, Rick Hamon, Bill
Johnson. *Made in Australia under license, shaped by Mick
Button (not mentioned).
Killer Dana Surf Shop Surfboards
-not currently (10th nov 1999)available
The Beach Company Surfboards-
Oceanside, California. Also manufacturing Channin Surfboards
from The Mining Co. :weird
Bob's Mission Surf -fearuring
Surfboards California and Dewey Weber Surfboards, California.
The Internet Surf Shop- under
construction, 10 Nov 1999.
Surfboards - shaped by Vic Otten. San Pedro, California.
Surf Warehouse -custom
orders for (Steve) Walden Surfboards and Dev Gregory Surfboards
Eclypse Surfboards-Santa Ana
California. Justin Schreiner
Encinitas Surfboards -Encinitas,
- Spyder Surf Surfboards -
Manufactured in Australia by Shane Surfboards, Brookvale
Local Motion Surfboards
Tuberville Surfboards -
AWS (A Woman's Shape) Surfboards
T. Patterson Surfboards
Killer Dana Surf Shop
Schroedel Surfboards -Doug
Surf Gear Shop - current products plus some memorabilia
East Coast/Gulf Coast
Eastern Lines Surf Shop -
Belmar, Lavallette ? New Jersey.
Val Surf Online -patience
Gulf Stream Surfboards - Texas.
Time Bomb Surfboards
- East coast
Surfboards - Fort Myers, Florida. Vinny Jacobs (not
Jackson Beach, Florida. Mike Wishnant.
Fry Surfboards- (not Skip Fry)
East of Maui Surf Shop - Mid
Atlantic Since 1979.
Unsound Surf Shop - Long Beach,
Shop -Gulf Coast, Florida
- Time Bomb Surfboards - North
Mad Beach Surf Shop -Madeira
Longboard House Online -very professional site with
large range of boards (photographs)
- Welcome to
Surftech -high tech longboards with models by Dale
Velzy, Reynolds Yater, Mickey Munoz, Robert August, Randy
French,Wingnut, Michael Junod. California.
-off line, linked to pipelinz.com
- Frohoff Surfboards -offline
Nine Plus Surfboards -shapes by
Kevin Connelly, California
Boards, Products, 'Big Wednesday' Film/video and reunion 1998.
Pat Magee's Surf Shop. -Port
Aransas, Texas. Catalogue of boards for sale with some
Driftwood Surfboards -foam
and balsa boards,Cocoa Beach Florida
Wood and Reproductions
- Rhino Balsa -boards and
supplies, Santa Barbara California.
Bassett Surfboards- balsa wood surfboards, San Clement
- Vintage Surfboards - 1930's
Era Wooden Hollow-core Surfboards based on Tom Blake originals
by Dirk Langer.
Welcome to Surftech -high
tech longboards with models by Dale Velzy, Reynolds Yater,
Mickey Munoz, Robert August, Randy French,Wingnut, Michael
Big Kook's Longboards -shaped
by the Big Kook(?). Classic (wood) boards for surfers with
class.California. Slow, worth the wait.
contemporary hollow wooden surfboards by Paul Jensen
Dick Wold Waveski.-waveskis and
Kayaks. McKinleyville, California
Surfcraft website of mat manufacturer with
pedigree back to 1968
Surfboards - Designs By Dick Brewer ,
ex-Surfboards Hawaii, ex-Hobie Surfboards, ex-Bing Surfboards,
ex-Dick Brewer Surfboards
Sons Swimboat (Surfboards) - longboard designs by
Surfing in style by Jimmy Lewis
Cool Classics Longboards -Longboard
surf shop in Scarborough, England.
Leddy Surfboards -Wooden
Longboard Design by John Pealing. Bristol, UK.
Surfboards UK - some history on Cord Surfboards, Queensland.
Surfboards - South Africa
- .Baron Surfboards-Durban, South
Africa. Since 1966, shapers xxx Baron (son of founder) and
Andrew Carter Surfboards
- Jefferies Bay, South Africa.
Surfboards - Spyder Murphy shapes from South Africa
IEST Surfboards -Jefferys Bay,
South Africa, featuring timber laminates
ZT Surfboards! - shaped by
Zafter Taylor, Sweden
Surfboards: trade only manufacturer from China
La Selva Surf Shop -
The Surf Shop
- Online Surf Shop, British Columbia, featuring Qualicum
New Wave Surfboards - Gisbon,
M C D - More
America, gateway to surfing and bodyboarding
Flint Surfboards, quality designer and
producer of custom surfboards
- Duke Longboard's Homepage
- Boards by fat cat
- Surfboard bamboo?
- Greg Sauritch Surfboards: A
- da Donkey Surfboards Main Menu
Custom Next Generation Surfboards
- BAT Surf
- P r o
c t o r S u r f b o a r d s
- Kazuma Surfboards
- Choka Surfboards.
- OceanGear Surf Shop
- Creation Surfboards
- The Beach Scene Shop
- Dean Cleary Surfboards
- Craig Hollingsworth Surfboards
- Perfect Wave Surf Shop
- blacker surfboards and fins
- Ott Surfboards
- Roland Surfboards
- Paul Kotzebue