DESIGN: Balsa Malibu Pig
DESIGNER: Velzy - Jacobs (USA)
Joined balsa planks - 8 blocks each 3 3/4'' to 4 3/4'' wide.
5 blocks wide with the centre 3 blocks doubled.
Nose: Semi pin
Bottom: Rolled belly, flat in mid section, rolled at fin.
Rails: Soft round, lower in tail.
Rocker: Slight, more in tail
Board/blank found by Shane Finch with no fin and remnants of laminated fibreglass. Brown house paint had been applied.
Restoration # 1 by Bruce Hennessy /Crooked River Surfboards.
Paint and remnant fibreglass removed, although some paint has seeped deeply into the timber. A pine block added to the fin base area and the board reglassed with unsuitable decals. A foiled plywood fin and resin pinlines were also added. See images below.
Purchased 9 July 1997/8, from Shane Finch, Berry.
Restoration # 2 by Geoff Cater.
1.Decals and pinlines removed.
2. fin removed.
3. pine wood insert under fin removed and replaced with balsa wood.
4. Multi delaminations removed and repaired.
5. Board laminated 6 oz. and filler coated.
6. Redwood fin and leg rope tab fitted.
7. Hand painted art work by Geoff Cater and Lesley Speed.
8.Finish coat and polish by Jackson Surfboards, November 2001.
7. Board gifted to James Merrick Cater, 24 December, 2001 - image below.
Common Malibu Pig board circa 1958 - origin unknown. Laminated blocks and shaping indicate professional model.
See Plans and Specifications Pig 1959
1. Pollard The Australian Surfrider pages 28 - 29
2. Farrelly This Surfing Life page 62
3.Young The History 0f Surfing pages 72 - 73, 88 - 90
4. Brawley Beach Beyond pages 151 - 156
5. Thoms Surfmovies pages 65 - 66
We are doing a book on my husband, Ron Perry, and his adventures as a traveler and dealer in New Guinea art.
We do not have any photos of him with his Octopus board.
We would like a contact to perhaps get a copy of the photos taken by Ron Perott that were used in the two surfing books - Board Portrait, Dee Why, 1957.
was made for him by Allen Chang in Hawaii,
fiber-glassed and painted by
to AU in December 1958 after he came back from
His son, Scott, loaned the board to the exhibition in Surfers.