spoon nose

A wide, round, upturned longboard nose, designed primarily to keep the front of the board from pearling (digging into the water). California board designer Bob Simmons is often credited with inventing the spoon nose, not long after World War II. Surfboard-maker Renolds Yater of Santa Barbara introduced a popular spoon nose model in 1964; in the Vietnam War epic Apocalypse Now, Robert Duvall, playi...

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