One of 60’s Donald Takayama’s original models. Cedar Double Stringer for a unique flex pattern while walking the nose or hotdogging off the tail. Step Deck allows for a lighter weight nose (thinner nose) to help lighten up for swing weight off the tail and while increasing nose rocker for steeper sections. Pulled in square tail with a RLB (rake style) fin for ultimate retro performance off the tail. Probably one of the easiest boards to noseride in the retro lineup.
Gordon and Smith
Larry Gordon and Floyd Smith were the co-founders of Gordon and Smith Surfboards in 1961. Gordon and Smith Surfboards, commonly referred to as G&S Surfboards, were based out of San Diego, California and had a large local following. It wasn't long before the Gordon and Smith label was well known and surfed throughout the surfing world. In large part, Gordon and Smith Surfboards gained popularity among surfers because of the major talent and influential surfers on the Gordon and Smith…
Photo: Grannis | The Surfers Journal
What author Brad Barrett calls, "a veritable history book of modern surfing." This piece provides a collection of photos from 1960-1969 captured by LeRoy Grannis, one of the most published surf photographers of all time. The photos are of numerous influential surfers riding various breaks throughout Los Angeles, at Sunset Beach, Malibu, and Pipeline among other locations.
Surfing Magazine Archive Archives - SURFER Magazine
SURFING Magazine is no longer, but its forward-thinking photography, colorful copy, and cutting-edge clips will live forever, here in our archive.