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by surfresearch
Tue Jul 31, 2018 9:46 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: surfing girlfriends/boyfriends
Replies: 60
Views: 15667

Re: surfing girlfriends/boyfriends

JUDY TRIM Mike Jennings on Coastalwatch recently noted the Judy's passing. Some Judy stuff ... After winning the 1968 NSW Championships at Wollongong, Dee Why's Judy Trim placed first at the Australian titles held in solid surf at Long Reef, Sydney. Although qualifying for the 1968 World Championshi...
by surfresearch
Sat Jun 10, 2017 11:08 am
Forum: Logs, eggs and alternatives
Topic: Geoff McCoy Surfboards Collectors Corner
Replies: 79
Views: 57687

Re: Geoff McCoy Surfboards Collectors Corner

1. After Yuke Hunt (2013) noted the McCoy details from the surfresearch.com.au Manufacturers Index, MrMik commented but surprisingly little about McCoy boards on it . Not sure what you mean by little , but several McCoy boards are detailed in the Catalogue: http://www.surfresearch.com.au/00000000.ht...
by surfresearch
Thu Jun 08, 2017 11:30 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Length over width for volume?
Replies: 14
Views: 5776

Re: Length over width for volume?

Re: I figure length help more with paddling and early wave entry than width 1. Paddling Paddling performance is largely a function of volume, and weight. Without basic illustrations ... consider a surfboard board of a given shape and thickness, 6 ft x 20''. If you add 1'' in length (6ft 1'' x 20''),...
by surfresearch
Mon Aug 08, 2016 3:39 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: R.I.P. Midget
Replies: 25
Views: 7337

Re: R.I.P. Midget

It is with much regret that I heard of Midget's passing, and my commiserations to Bev and all the family. As a surfer, shaper, author, surfboard manufacturer, components manufacturer and supplier, Midet Farrelly's contribution was immense. That's without mentioning skateboards, coolites, hang-glider...
by surfresearch
Wed May 11, 2016 11:05 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Vintage Surfboards
Replies: 0
Views: 19064

Vintage Surfboards

THIS WEEKEND A Selection of Vintage Surfboards Designs by Midget, Nat, Bob McT, GG, and others. Gerringong Bowling Club - Werri Beach NSW Saturday 14th- Sunday 15th May 2016 In conjunction with the Werri Slash , presented by Werri Boardriders http://www.werriboardriders.com.au/ and Geoff @ surfresea...
by surfresearch
Mon Dec 21, 2015 11:30 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Kelly's wave.
Replies: 530
Views: 106355

Re: Kelly's wave.

A few initial thoughts... 1. An outstanding technical development- a perfect artificial hydrodynamic wave. 2. According to Ted Spencer (1970), the size is perfect: a 6ft wave- a 6ft board - a 6ft rider . 3. Length of ride is most excellent at round 30 secs and +100 yards or metres? 4. If you are goi...
by surfresearch
Thu Jun 25, 2015 9:46 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Ask Carroll
Replies: 6930
Views: 1154164

Re: Ask Carroll

Steve Shearer wrote: We're probably quibbling on definition here but a surfboard by definition is a planing hull. To paraphrase Lindsay Lord in Naval Architecture of Planing Hulls (1946): “The surfboard's bottom operates at the boundary between two mediums, one of which is approximately 800 times as...
by surfresearch
Mon Jan 12, 2015 6:46 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Duke Paoa Kahanamoku Centennial, 1914-2014
Replies: 24
Views: 14150

Re: Duke Paoa Kahanamoku Centennial, 1914-2014

Sunday 10th January 2015: Dukes Day at Freshwater Everyone associated with the event deserves congratulations for the immense amounts of time, effort and enthusiasm that made it such a success. Firstly, whoever was responsible for ensuring the excellent weather and the +four foot easterly swell des...
by surfresearch
Fri Jan 09, 2015 6:49 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Duke Paoa Kahanamoku Centennial, 1914-2014
Replies: 24
Views: 14150

Re: Duke Paoa Kahanamoku Centennial, 1914-2014

Friday 9th and Saturday 10th January 2015. Duke's 1914-1915 exhibitions are being celebrated this weekend at Freshwater Beach. Assuming that someone has read this far, if you see me, say hello. My own contribution is a paper (with the rather immodest title): On the Origin of Surfboards By Means of ...
by surfresearch
Wed Jan 07, 2015 1:13 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Duke Paoa Kahanamoku Centennial, 1914-2014
Replies: 24
Views: 14150

Re: Duke Paoa Kahanamoku Centennial, 1914-2014

Friday 8th January 1915: Duke Interviewed. In an interview with the W. H. Corbett, of Sydney’s Sun , Duke commented on the antiquity of surfboard riding, and noted that, contrary to some theories: “Shooting on a board and in a canoe must have started further back than body shooting.” Corbett attrib...
by surfresearch
Tue Jan 06, 2015 2:56 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Duke Paoa Kahanamoku Centennial, 1914-2014
Replies: 24
Views: 14150

Re: Duke Paoa Kahanamoku Centennial, 1914-2014

5th January 1915: Tommy Walker, New Year’s Day at Yamba. During the first week of the 1915, the local press covered Yamba Surf Life Saving Brigade Carnival held on New Year’s Day. One paper wrote of Tommy’s “interesting exhibition of shooting the breakers on a redwood surf board 11 ft. long and 3 f...
by surfresearch
Mon Jan 05, 2015 1:08 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Duke Paoa Kahanamoku Centennial, 1914-2014
Replies: 24
Views: 14150

Re: Duke Paoa Kahanamoku Centennial, 1914-2014

Friday 1st January 1915: New Years Day The Sydney Morning Herald and the Evening News presented a detailed outline of the competitors and events for tomorrow’s championship carnival to be held at the Domain Pool.The competitors In the final of the100 yard championship of New South Wales were Duke K...
by surfresearch
Wed Dec 31, 2014 6:53 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Duke Paoa Kahanamoku Centennial, 1914-2014
Replies: 24
Views: 14150

Re: Duke Paoa Kahanamoku Centennial, 1914-2014

Thursday 31st December 1914: Duke’s Lost Films (and The Charge of the Australian Light Horse). (For Albie Thoms and Jack McCoy) As reports of Duke’s exhibition at Freshwater spread across the Australian press, by New Year’s Eve, he was appearing on-screen. At Goulburn’s Empire Theatre, the multi-fe...
by surfresearch
Mon Dec 29, 2014 11:27 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Duke Paoa Kahanamoku Centennial, 1914-2014
Replies: 24
Views: 14150

Re: Duke Paoa Kahanamoku Centennial, 1914-2014

Sunday 27th – Wednesday 29th December: Kahanamoku School Day. In the days leading up to Kahanamoku School Day, the press maintained a consistent flow of stories about Duke. On the 27th, the Sunday Times published a long account of the surf-riding at Freshwater, with the details very familiar to the...
by surfresearch
Sun Dec 28, 2014 5:52 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Duke Paoa Kahanamoku Centennial, 1914-2014
Replies: 24
Views: 14150

Re: Duke Paoa Kahanamoku Centennial, 1914-2014

Saturday 26th December: Boxing Day. As noted earlier, Duke’s next appearance was an exhibition for school children in six days time, followed by the first Domain Carnival on the 2nd January. This week was likely to be spent relaxing, some training, and a round of social occasions with officials, pr...
by surfresearch
Thu Dec 25, 2014 11:03 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Duke Paoa Kahanamoku Centennial, 1914-2014
Replies: 24
Views: 14150

Re: Duke Paoa Kahanamoku Centennial, 1914-2014

Friday 25th December: The Day after Duke’s First Exhibition. If any of Sydney’s surfing enthusiasts were unaware W. F. Corbett’s article in Thursday’s Sun , by Christmas morning Duke’s appearance at Freshwater was widely known with articles in both morning papers. And by now, along the northern bea...
by surfresearch
Wed Dec 24, 2014 7:54 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Duke Paoa Kahanamoku Centennial, 1914-2014
Replies: 24
Views: 14150

Re: Duke Paoa Kahanamoku Centennial, 1914-2014

Thursday 24th December: Duke’s First Exhibition. Some of Sydney’s surfing enthusiasts became aware that they had missed out on Thursday afternoon when The Sun published W. F. Corbett’s account of the morning’s events under the title: “Wonderful Surf Riding - Kahanamoku on the Board – A Thrilling Sp...
by surfresearch
Tue Dec 23, 2014 7:32 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Duke Paoa Kahanamoku Centennial, 1914-2014
Replies: 24
Views: 14150

Re: Duke Paoa Kahanamoku Centennial, 1914-2014

Wednesday 23nd December: The Exhibition that Wasn’t. Having read or heard of the Herald’s announcement published yesterday, the vast majority of the spectators making their way to Freshwater on this morning were completely unaware of the general consternation behind the scenes. Even most of the loc...