Old Santa Cruz bellyboard

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Old Santa Cruz bellyboard

Unread post by nok » Sat Mar 23, 2013 6:46 pm

I stumbled across this article today...


http://www.santacruzsentinel.com/news/c ... anta-cruzs

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Re: Old Santa Cruz bellyboard

Unread post by Uncle Grumpy » Sat Mar 23, 2013 10:02 pm

That is a very unique shape.
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Re: Old Santa Cruz bellyboard

Unread post by rodndtube » Sun Mar 24, 2013 1:26 am

Very interesting! Thanks, nok.
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Unread post by bgreen » Sun Mar 24, 2013 6:43 am

Great find.

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Re: Old Santa Cruz bellyboard

Unread post by rodndtube » Sun Mar 24, 2013 11:16 am

We need to get our Santa Cruz investigatory team out there. Those old 8 mm film strips would be interesting. Get on it, Kim Green!!
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Re: Old Santa Cruz bellyboard

Unread post by Poobah » Mon Mar 25, 2013 10:24 am

Interesting...sort of a cross between an ironing board and a casket template. Perhaps the nose end of a broken pintail surfboard?

In my old photo files, Swaylocker Steiny from Santa Cruz had a plywood bellyboard with penguin decals. The ice house was also the possible source of the decals. I recall seeing a photo of a Santa Cruz kookbox with a similar decal, but I can't find that photo.
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Re: Old Santa Cruz bellyboard

Unread post by OG-AZN » Mon Mar 25, 2013 4:04 pm

So... what was the influence behind that style of board shape? An ironing board or a casket lid? Although the Santa Cruz board is literally a re-purposed ironing board, there are several boards in that style being surfed in that 1947 California video I posted that look like they're in the 8 - 12 ft range. They all look purpose built, not something recycled. The top 3/4 of the ironing board shape actually works pretty well as a ply paipo. I made a board that started like that, but I ended up rounding off the mid points.

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