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Published on January 15th, 2012 | by K


History Of The Surfboard: From 150lb/68kg Straight Planks To Modern Quads

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60 Responses to History Of The Surfboard: From 150lb/68kg Straight Planks To Modern Quads

  1. old board says:

    Old Hawaiian surfboard had up to 200 pounds? Wow! :o It’s a good thing there were no leashes, you coul say goodbye to your leg.

  2. Kevin Babcock says:

    this website is the shit. It helped me so much. I just did an informative essay with a speech based on the history of surfboards. I couldnt find anything i needed till i found this bomb ass site. Not only did it have shit loads of info on old boards it got into modern to. I ended up doing really well on both the essay and speech so thanks.

  3. Lisa says:

    who invented the surf board

  4. ecsurfer says:

    Lisa, I think the surfboard is so old that you can’t pin it to one person, especially because there are no written records from that time.

  5. 360guide says:

    right, when Captain Cook visited Hawaii (1777) surfing was already in full swing :) and that is the first written record of surfing itself, first surfboard must had been invented long before that.

  6. gemma says:

    hey this is a good site.

    not :P

  7. gemma says:

    hey hey hey hey :o :o :o

  8. Matt says:

    sup ;D :o :o :o :( ;D ;D :D :-* :-*

  9. joey says:

    um gd site
    v useful 4 my hw
    thxs yu

  10. liam says:

    hi i am doing a project at school and i was wondering if i could get some pictures of ancient surfboards

  11. Ali says:


  12. 3G says:

    Liam, try, but it’s hard to get really quality and high resolution pictures…

  13. Garrett Thompson says:

    its alright 8) 8) 8)

  14. josh1111 says:

    do my homework ploz

  15. maggie says:

    Its totally interesting. You dont think about this kinda stuff when your surfing. You forget about how it all started its kewl to relearn it again :-*

  16. nicole says:

    lol i love this site its so awsome!!i love 2 surf and fine out new things about surfing and Hawaii!!!!latez!! :D :P ;)

  17. Kylee says:

    hi, got some info 4 my assignment on this site, and i need to reference it… i was wondering if i could have an author and date of the info on the history of the surfboard?

  18. sliK riK says:

    aloha me hawaiian bros. Luv 2 surf

  19. Kerri says:

    Put a Frog board on the website (Byrne Board)
    very useful site thenks Bra!

  20. savannah says:

    hey, I’m doing a paper for woodshop, and I’d really like to thank the author for all of this really good information. It’s helped me alot!

  21. myself says:

    hi im doing a project on the change in the design of a surfboard.
    u recon you could get me some pictures&dates.
    ta. :)

  22. jesse says:

    thanks for the info. helped alot with my project. anyone know who invented the surfboard? just post here. thanks ;D

  23. caitlin says:

    ;D >:( >:( >:( >:(this is gay okayy hahaha >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( ;D 8) 8) 8) :P :P :P

  24. Natalie says:

    omg caitlin commented this thingyy :)

    by natalie

  25. cookie says:

    omg caitlin and nat commented this thingy lol well so did i hehe ;D :D ;) :)

  26. Natalie says:

    hey cookie :)

  27. cookie says:

    wats going on

  28. Natalie says:

    nothing and yourself??


  29. cookie says:

    meh not to good got a head pain in my elbow

  30. caitlin says:

    8)omg what is u doin guy!!

  31. Natalie says:

    haha ohk??

    did you know that i have a toe?

  32. caitlin says:

    omg u do to

  33. cookie says:

    no way u do well i have some as well caitlin hi hows it

  34. Paige says:

    heyy.. my name is paige and i am doing a assesment on the changes and development of the surf boards i think that you should have put more pics. i mean your informations is good but i needed more pics thanks!! ;D

  35. teagan says:

    whatchya upta ?
    ahahhaa :)

  36. Lisa says:

    Are any surboards so mass produced that they just slap 2 pieces together and call it a board. I understand there are handmade boards and those that have been “shaped” by computer. Is there another way? Trying to compare technigues for a project.

  37. jessica says:

    i learned a lot of nothing on this site thanks… i guess… :p

  38. Bryan says:

    There is a growing movement out there for more sustainable surfboard building materials to cut down on the pollution generated by the traditional board building methods. In short, people are going back to wooden boards, but made by modern methods. The “Tree to Sea” forum is one place to see what I’m talking about. There are various methods pioneered by people such as: Rich Blundell, Paul Jensen, Roy Stewart, Tom Wegener, and others. Some builders are using balsa, cedar, red wood, pine, and paulownia woods built around a ribbed frame and then oiled or fiber-glassed over.

  39. aaron says:

    i love surfing its good i surf at australia at philip island

    from aaron mcnoff

  40. aaron says:

    cally slater is the best surfer ever

  41. aaron says:

    go surfing meegan is hot

  42. aaron says:

    go tom blake y do u make such big bords

    from azza mcniff

  43. aaron says:

    surfing is cool i want to go to hawii the waves look good there;D:);):(>:(:o8):P:-*:P8):o:(>:(;D:D;):)

  44. pat says:

    tahiti is the home of surfing , by many years. also the twin-fin was around long before Mark Richards—–do your homework

  45. Arlyn O'Connor says:

    ;D;D;D wiked website helped me out with project hehe

  46. van says:

    hi im doing a project on the change in the design of the surfboard.Ive read on wikipedia tha the first boards were made by three logs tied together…whats the passage from this rudimental board to the ones made from only one piece of tree…sorry for my english, im italian
    thank you

  47. hw says:

    this is a sweet web site

  48. sandy man says:

    i love surfing its in my blood and you give good ideas. thanks.

  49. sandy man says:

    ;D you should keep going on creating such a good site! way to go:P

  50. Woody says:

    What a flash back! I was the Malibu trash guy from 1968 to 1971.
    Great years, I remember O’ Neil showing up with that leash, caused quite a commotion. Also, remember the Auzies coming with their V-bottoms. In those days I Knee boarded the 3rd pt. Everyone was pretty cool… I was the guy who kept the beach clean.

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