MANUFACTURER: Ross Consolidated Industries P/L , Melbourne
DESIGN: Paipo/Belly Board
Moulded hollow plastic
Deck: Flat with moulded handles
Bottom: Five (5) bottom ridges
Rails: rounded square
Rocker: miminal nose lift
Deck: 'Super Surfer' and Whale logo - moulded on nose
'Ross Consolidated Industries P/L , Melbourne' - moulded at tail
' Warning This is not a life preserver' - moulded at nose.
BOARD HISTORY: Purchased garage sale, August 2000.
ZIPPY SENIOR Learners' Surf and Swim Board. 30ins. 39'6 (39 shillings and 6 pence)
Common Australian juvenile craft, originally produced, under the Zippyboard brand, circa 1970 and still in production.
In template design bares remarkable similarity to 1914 handboard, see History 1914 Detailed Analysis.
1. ZIPPY JUNIOR The Swim Board for young beginners. 17ins. long 12'11
Keeps them afloat to practise arm and leg actions.
2. ZIPPY SENIOR Learners' Surf and Swim Board. 30ins. 39'6
3. ZIPPY SURFIE Here you have a real Surf Board- 38ins. long 57'6
-for your junior surfer who likes to ride the waves all summer long.
THE ZIPPY SURF BOARD IS MADE BY TOLTOY
Australia's Own Toys
1964 'Advertising', The Australian Women's Weekly (1933 - 1982), 16 December, p. 45. , viewed 10 Sep 2016,
Smaller handboard model # 203, see below.
Large model 35.5" x 14"wide.
Margan and Finney : Photographs page