A Farewell to Clubs

Side-by-side with the regulation 1956 Aussie toothpick board, the balsa chips that Greg Noll and his pals brought to Australia were so small and rounded as to appear toy-like. But on closer look, the imports were almost space-age by comparison. Local boardmakers had no experience with resin and fiberglass, and had shown no interest in balsa—Australian surfcraft was made of framing timber, marine p...

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