MANUFACTURER: Ron Surfboards 702 Canterbury Road Belmore NSW Phone : 75 1989
DESIGN: (Sausage) Malibu
Foam blank, 3/8" redwood stringer and triple laminate tailblock. Fibreglassed, pigment decor.
Two post production leg rope plugs.
Purchased from a Sydney wharehouse, Hoffnungs (in Clarence or Kent Street) by a friend of Mr Anderson for his two sons and their friend in 1966.
Mr Anderson's friend had a barber's shop in Belmore, who dealt with Hoffnungs.
The barber ordered the boards (chosen unseen, by colours!) and they were picked up from Belmore.
One of a lot of three boards, they came in shipping cartons identifying Ron Surfboards, Export Quality and Product of Australia and cost $99.00.
The second board was a similar design, 9ft 6'' with an all orange pigment gel coat.
The third board was also 9ft 6'', but a gun template, colour unknown.
This board severely delaminated after minimal use, was returned to the supplier and replaced with a 9ft clear board with red deck panels and a standard malibu shape similar to boards 1 and 2.
Boards were shipped by Ron Surfboards in the mid-1960's to the USA.
These boards were probably forwarded to a wholesaler as excess stock when the company stopped board production circa 1965..
These designs were not current in 1966.
Two post production leg rope plugs fitted by Scott Anderson, circa 1980..
Photographs and dimensions, January 2004.
Thanks to Scott Anderson.
1962 - 1965: (see Crane Industries)
for Ron Surfboards, in a Surfing World - Surfabout
magazine advertisment, circa 1963 -
finish coating, progressing to shaping (1962?).
OTHER RON SURFBOARDS
#121 Ron narrow nose template, circa 1964.
#52 Ron Gun-narrow tail template, circa 1965.