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Gordon and Smith Surfboards
South-side company, started by Floyd Smith of Gordon and Smith Surfboards USA, circa 1965.
Floyd sold the business and returned to California around 1969.
Maintained a high profile and a high quality stable of shapers until about 1983.
Caringbah NSW
1965  Floyd Smith The Stretch, Bobby Brown Model;
 

1968 Colin Eagle (till 1964)

1969 John Monie

1970 - 1972   Wayne Williams
Contributed, with thanks, by Buffy Williams-Robinson, 12 January 2005.
See Wilderness Surfboards
 
1972 circa, Bob Hansen

1974 Robert Conneeley, Peter Townend, Alan Blythe, Brad Mayes and Steve Griffiths.
Brian Vasseratt, Rod Orr.

1976 Alan Blythe, Terry Bishop, Steve Griffiths and Peter Glasson;

Martin Beister.

November 1977
Terry Richardson (right), Jim Banks, Greg Melhuish, Garry Hughes.
- Surf [Aust] November 1977  Volume 1  Number 6

1977 PT, Steve Griffiths, Jim Banks and Brad Mayes;
Moon Beam designs by Bob Liddle (decal below).
1978
Blades
by George Wales
Abbo Beach Spear Surfboards
1979
Gary Hughes (Rock and Roll model), Richard Herbert, Terry Bishop, Geoff Solness, John Webber, Greg Webber and John Waterworth;
Craig Naylor.
Michael Jackson (Twin fin)
T. Hardie
(Section Eight Twin fin)
1983
G&S Express Kneeboard
Paul Armstrong.
See Express Surfboards.
1990
Sam Egan
1997

Made under licence by Jackson Surfboards, Bob Brown Surfboards and others.

Gordon and Smith Surfboards(USA):
1967 Midget Farrelly V Bottom Model,
1969-70 Midget Farrelly Stringerless and W.C.D. (World Championship Model?)


Catalogue Entries
1965 Gordon & Smith.
Noserider 9 ft 7"
Click board to link to Catalogue #109

1966 Farrelly 
Stringerless Model for Gordon and Smith Surfboards, USA. 9ft 6''
Contributed by Brandon McKenney, October 2005.

1967 Gordon & Smith Bobby Brown Model
9 ft 3''
Click board to link to Catalogue #157

1967 Gordon and Smith,  Vee Bottom 7'7''

1967 G and S - USA, Midget Farrelly Vee Bottom 7ft 6''.
  1973 Gordon and Smith, Square tail 6 ft 5"  #53
not to scale

1976 Gordon and Smith, Peter Townend  7 ft

11978 Bronzed Aussies/Cheyne Horan,  5ft 10" 
1981 Gordon and Smith, Lazor Zap 6 ft

Click decal to link to Catalogue #39
 
Notes
1. 1967 G and S - USA, Midget Farrelly Vee Bottom 7ft 6''
Photograph from  Paul Gross :Waves of Change : Surfboards of the Transition Era in Longboard Quaterly  Aug/Dec 1994 page 68.
Dimensions given as Length : 7 ft, Width : 23'', Nose : 18.5'' Tail : 17.5''. Analysis of the template to scale indicates the length must be incorrect.
2.1978 Bronzed Aussies/Cheyne Horan,  5ft 10"
Manufactured by Gordon and Smith Surfboards Captain Cook Drive Caringbah NSW

Advertisements

Tracks, November 1974, 
Number 50 page12.

Gordon and Smith Surfboards: PT Bonza.

Tracks, December 1973.

Tracks, July 1976,  Number 70 page19.




Gordon and Smith Surfboards, 1976.

Bronzed Aussies for Gordon and Smith Surfboards, California-Caringbah.
Surfing, August 1978, Volume 14 Number 5.



Ian Kanga Cairns - Bronzed Aussies, 1978.
Shaped by Terry Bishop
Decal thanks to Snazzy, February 2019.


Decals and Other


1966

Decal thanks to Snazzy, February 2019.

1968

1970

1973

1976

1976

1978

1967

1967

1968

1970

1972

1976

1978

1978






Alan Blyth, 1976.






Brad Mayes, 1975.







Hull Design by Robert Conneeley,
Gordon and Smith Surfboards
, 1974-1976.


Design by Robert Conneeley,
Gordon and Smith Surfboards
, 1974-1976.


 







Gordon and Smith Surfboards, 1975.
Artwork by Bob McDonald.





Gordon and Smith, 1983.








Gordon and Smith Surfboards.

Driving Force model by Steve Griffiths, circa 1975.
Image thanks to Mick K., May 2012.


Super Slab
Gordon and Smith.
S
Design by John Waterworth, 1976.

(Kneeboard)


Gordon and Smith Surfboards.
Surfboards Australia, circa 1977.
Image thanks to Mick Mock, 
Surf Auction 2010.









G&S.
Custom Design by Geoff Solness
1978.


Gordon and Smith.
Designed and Shaped by Greg Webber
1980. 


Gordon and Smith Surfboards.
Shaped by Robert Brown, circa 1970.
Image thanks to Mick Mock, 
Surf Auction 2010.

Gordon and Smith Surfboards.
Peter Townend Bonza madel, circa 1974.
Image thanks to Mick Mock, 
Surf Auction 2010.

Gordon and Smith Surfboards 
Shaped by Bobby Brown

Custom Shaped by Bobby Brown 
Photographs at 
Surf's Up At Gerringong 
Board Display, Auguist 2005. 
 Thanks to Scott Andrews 


Fully committed bottom turn, 
Sandown Point circa 1967
Bobby Brown/Gordon and Smith Stringerless
Photograph : Jack Eden.


Left: Gordon and Smith Surfboards
Design Shape Jim Banks, 1974.
[Stinger]

Right and below:
Gordon and Smith Surfboards
Design Shape Jim Banks, 1978.








Gordon and Smith Surfboards
Blades
by George Wales, 1978.









Gordon and Smith Surfboards
Classic decal, reprised 1984.

 

Handshapes by Sam Egan, 1990.


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home catalogue history references appendix

Geoff Cater (1999-2019) : Catalogue : Manufacturer - Gordon and Smith Surfboards.
http://www.surfresearch.com.au/mgordon_smith.html