MANUFACTURER: Farrelly Surfboards, 230 Harboard Road Brookvale Sydney
SHAPER: Unknown (possibly Warren Cornish ( - see below)
DESIGN: Twin Fin 1
DESIGNERS: Mike Eaton / Rolf Arness / Corky Carroll / David Nuuihwa, all USA
Foam blank with 1/8 inch redwood/glueline stringer?, red pigment volan laminate with 1/2 inch rail lap.
Foil deck to tail patch. Fin patches?
Deck: S-deck, domed
Rails: Down rail with hard edge, nose to tail
Rocker: Two phase - Marked nose lift to wide point, then flat to tail
Photographs and dimensions, January 2004.
Thanks to Scott Anderson.
The US design (Corky Carroll, Mike Eaton , Rolf Aurness and David Nuuhiwa) was directly imported by Tom Hoyle to Bennett Surfboards, Brookvale in late 1970.
Concurrently, Terry Fitzgerald and Greg Hodges "built two five-sixes" from design details culled from negotiations between Shane Surfboards and Corky Carroll, post Johanna World Contest, 1970 (M.3).
The design quickly dominated 50% of the Sydney market, notably McCoy Surfboards.
Usually sub 6 ft x 20" with 10" diamond pod. Glue line stringer.
Fin size, shape and placement varied.
At a cost of $125.00, it was a premium product trading on Midget Farrelly's designs and an immaculate finish that set the benchmark for the rest of the industry.
Other Twin fin I's :
# 106 Pat Morgan
# 71 Walsh 5 ft 4"
#161 Hansen 6 ft 1''
Twin fin II's :
Other Farrelly Boards
#461969 Farrelly, Square tail 6 ft 4"
#214 1970 Farrelly Diamond Tail 6 ft 3''
#541971 Farrelly Pop-out 5ft 5"
#341972 Midget Farrelly, Coolite 4 ft 10" Rubber fin
1.Nat's History 0f Surfing page 106.
1. Tracks Magazine Number 2 Summer 1970?
Twin fin articles featuring Tom Hoye at Bennett Surfboards and Terry Fitgerald at Shane Surfboards. Photographs from these articles reproduced in Nat Young's History of Surfing, page 106. See 1 above. Inexplicably these articles did not appear in The Best of Tracks (Volume 1) design section.
2. Mick Mock : "The Summer Millionaire (Shane Steadman)"
in Deep magazine, Vol 4 #4 Winter 1999 pages 50 - 61
- includes photographs
3. Phil Jarrett : "The Sultan of Speed" (Retrospective 1960 - 1999)
in The Australian Surfers Journal Vol 1 # 2 Autumn 1999 page 28 - 45.
Twin fin I page 42
4. Surfing World Magazine Vol 14 # 6
- cover shot of Terry Fitzgerald (Shane Surfboards), Mark Warren (McCoy Surfboards) and tails/fins.
1. John Severson : Pacific Vibrations USA 1971
- footage of Corky Carroll, Twin fin I/Hobie Surfboards
2. Bob Evans : Family Free 1971
- Col Smith and Mark Warren ride Twin fin I/McCoy Surfboards