history : johanna, 1970
Speed Board : post World Championships (Johanna,Vic) standard settles at 6ft 2" to 7 ft 2" X 18 - 19 1/2", foiled template and deck with down rails at the tail.
Mostly pin noses but down rails, tails and fins appear in a multitude of designs.
Captain Cook Bi-Centenary
Fifth World Surfboard Riding Championships
Bells Beach, Victoria.
Advertisement: Morey Pope "Power Dude", The Fun Co.
Quite a treat seeing an old Dude.
I designed it in 1969 at Saticoy, east of Ventura, along with the “Big Mac”, two very hot boards for the time.
Richard Deese was the shaper, and Morey did a many hundreds of them.
The template was gunny, because the Big Mac was so hot-doggy and short, they were designed to be a pair.
"A resin glue-up is the rough blank cut in half, resin applied to both sides of the cut, then clamped back together, this method considered to have a slight advantage over the completely stringerless because it will hold the turn-up shaped into it for a useable life-time.
a dry glass job ... the resin ... is sparingly worked
out with a squeegee leaving only enough resin for
proper saturation of the cloth and securing a good
bond to the foam, here the glasser has to be very
careful of drain-outs (little air bubbles in the
weave) which becomes weak spots when the resin has
cured, sometimes the cause of stress cracks,
drain-outs are more noticeable in tinted glass jobs.
Another way to save a couple of ounces is, a small rail lap, you may have noticed over the past three years the decrease in the size of rail laps, once anything up to three inches was quite standard now three-quarter inch is normal with some manufacturers using the diminishing lap on the bottoms of their boards."
Victoria, forced by limited finances, Ronnie Goddard
shaped and glassed his first board in 1970.
A single fin, 5 ft 11'' x 17'' with slight belly concave and flat in the tail.
The board featured a Gun template, reflecting some influence from the visiting US/Hawaiian surfers.
The blank was acquired cheaply by stripping and re-shaping an osbsolete Malibu board - a common method of the period. ("Backyard Butchery").
On returning to Maroubra in late 1970, Ronnie began manufacturing a small number of boards for friends and locals.
Simply signed ''Goddard'' (ink on rice paper decals) the materials were purchased in kit form.
The supply company, in Day Lane, Kensington, also offered suitable shaping and glassing bays.
|Surfing World 1970 Volume 14
World World Titles Issue
Geoff Luton: Bells Contest Design
Interviews: Ben Aipa, Gerry Lopez, Corky Carroll, Mike Purpus, David Treloar.
Midget Farrelley: The Side Slipper Evolves
Nipper Williams Surfboards, featuring Terry Fitzgerald and David Treloar.
George Greenough: The Innermost Limits of Pure Fun
Bob Evans: TRACKS
George Greenough's film
The Innermost Limits of Pure Fun
coming to you soon.
1970 Volume 14 Number 2, page?
|Some manufacturers included ...
Shane Surfboards - The Standard,
Wallace Surfboards - The Junior.
|Tracks n1 1970 October (folded cover)
Bob McTavish : Frozen Moments
Photographs by Stephen Rowland and Albert Falzon
Mark Warren and McCoy Twin fin, Single Fin Egg in the background.
Tracks December 1970, Number 3 page 14.