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History Of Surfing Innovation Part 5: The Shortboard Revolution

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Part 5: The Shortboard Revolution Terry Fitzgerald's quiver of psychadelic sticks California Heritage Museum The Shortboard revolution was a critical period in the history of surfing innovation. In three years, from 1967 to 1970, the average 12-kilogram board dropped to 6; 5-kilogram boards. This short timeframe was crucial to where surfing is today and it has been credited to two forward thinking innovators, American George Greenough and Aussie Bob McTavish. In 1965, when the Santa Barbara kneeboarder Greenough visited the shaper McTavish on the North Coast of NSW, McTavish was impressed by Greenough’sflexible, lightweight kneeboards ability to stay tucked into the lip of...

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