molded surfboard

General description used for a surfboard produced by any one of a number of machine-molding methods, as opposed to conventional polyurethane-core custom boards. Diwain Surfboards, located in a converted gas station in Huntington Beach, California, produced a two-piece molded plastic surfboard in the early 1960s that sold for $86 (a custom board cost about $125), and was advertised as "ding proof." The 1963-founded Dextra also produced a line of molded plastic boards, as did a half-dozen other...