shortboard revolution

Surfboard design phase lasting from roughly 1967 to 1970, when average board specs dropped from 9'6"by 22" and 26 pounds to 6'6" by 20" and 10 pounds; accompanied by an equally radical shift in wave-riding styles and techniques.

Shortboard revolution details are complicated in places, with key figures still in disagreement as to who contributed what, but the accepted view is that the movement began with Australian Bob McTavish and Californian George Greenough, with Nat Young and Wayne Lynch ...