For me 1966 was the most pivitol period in surfing and in surfing’s evolution ever, and I know many of you surely will agree. Up until this time surfboards had been Large, cumbersome and difficult to manouver. My father with his two great friends George Greenough and Bob McTavish would alter the way surfboards were to be ridden forever!!” Quickly ushering in the shortboard evolution. My relationship with my father is one story (I love him dearly) but the other completely unbiased opinion I hold separately from that is the way my father has always surfed!! Nat’s surfing in the 1966 World Championships in San Diego is by far the very best longboard surfing I have ever seen!! Hanging ten in the pocket followed by giant cranking cutbacks in the critical part of the wave. My father affectionately named his San Diego surfboard “Sam”, The “1966 San Diego” is so closely related to Sam your could call it his son! We have been given the green light from my father to make 100 numbered surfboards, meticulously finished to the finest detail and numbered individually!
May I introduce the ” Nat 1966 San Diego”.With a rolled bottom for smooth turns, gloss polish finish, tinted resin, large 11″¼’ centre fin to my fathers specifications, wide point behind centre and an outline that looks pretty much like Nat’s original board in all specifications. This board would have to be considered “The Deluxe” of all the longboards in our range!! Be one of the few to take a step back in time on a piece of equipment that showcased the very finest of longboard surfing that in my opinion can and will never be seen again!!!
The San Diego 1966 is length 9’6, width 23¼, thickness 3, noise 18, tail 16
FIN SETUP: Single fin box
BOARD FINISH: Polished
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