Monday, June 10, 2013

Japanese hollow wooden surfboard "Float" in 1962

Good friend and Japanese wooden board builder , Nobby  has been gathering information and rare pictures of early wooden boards and wave riding in Japan.
"Yesterday, I met a guy who live in Zushi, Kanagawa that is nearby Kamakura and got interview with him about “Itago” and “Float” in the 60’s." It appears that some of these boards that they rode were actually also floats or safety flotation devices used by fishermen for safety on their fishing boats.
You can catch up with Nobby's research into early Japanese surfing on his site :
 He has also been working on a new 6ft single fin.

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