SUNDAY JOINT, 9-29-2019: GREENOUGH, MCTAVISH, DIY SHORTBOARD REVOLUTION IN NZ

Hey All,

A while back I received an email, with photos, from a Northland New Zealander named Mike Cooney, who described how he and his pals learned how to surf in the late ’50s on roughhewn DIY equipment. Pretty common story during the early post-Gidget surf boom. The difference here is that Cooney and his pals, cut off as they were from all surf media, took a flyer on what a good board should look like—and ended up making shooters that looked like something I would have fondled in the Nat...