12 Classic Displacement Hull Surfboard Designs


Overview 

This won't be an attempt to cover the entire spectrum of “displacement hull” surfboards…just some thoughts about 12 significant hull designs that served as signposts -- and springboards -- along the way.  

Over the next year, I’ll post entries on the subject here on Displacementia, and hopefully it’ll add up to something worth reading. (No promises!)

The tentative list of 12 classic hulls we're going to cover are: 

Round Bottom Redwood Slabs...


The Hot Curl...



    Simmons Boards...




The Velzy Pig...



D-Fin Double Enders...



Greenough Velo Series Kneeboards...


       
Sam/Spoon Longboards...



Pre-Shortboard Downing Pintail...



Early V-Bottom Shortboards...

 

 

Transition Short Boards...


The Frye Egg...

         

     

Liddle Roundtails...




As I said, these are just some of the high points…so feel free to chime in with whatever you think is missing from this list. Hopefully, we, as a community, can give shape the history of hulls.

-- Paul Gross

1 comment:

KP's Round UP said...

Very cool Paul , can't wait.