wings, winger

This unfinished page contains text from either the 2003 or 2005 print version of Encyclopedia of Surfing. An updated version, with more photos, is coming soon.

Surfboard rail design popular in the 1970s and '80s, in which the outline of the board was interrupted a few inches from the tail to form a bump-like "wing," then resumed. The wing itself, along with the narrower tail section, added extra "bite"—meaning the board was less likely to slide or skip during turns. While prototype versions of the wing were produced in the early and mid-'60s (the Dale Ve...

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