Monday, June 18, 2007

back to what you know >> george greenough

it wasn't going to be long before I returned to my love of the ocean and surfing and whilst looking for something else I found a few pictures that I had to share the first one especially. even though I grew up on the south coast of england I have a few photos of me as a 12/13 year old looking like one of my all time surfing hero's george greenough. I was born a few years later than him but with out knowing I seemed to have had a similar interests and dress sense, until I decided to be david bowie for a year or so.


the man who did more for surfing in general not just kneeboard surfing which he is most usually only credited with. his designs for smaller surf boards along with revolutionary attention to the detailing of the skeg (fin) broke new ground in the late 60's and 70's and to this day the hydrodynamics of a pretty much all surfboards in some way have been influenced by george's designs. the site I was looking at was california surf museum.

be sure that I will return to mr. greenough as his influence is firmly embedded, in both my surfing and design life.

3 comments:

Paula the Surf Mom said...

should have titled this post fat board and skinny kid....

surf98/dgeorge said...

You are probably right. Funny isn't it how when I we were that age most of us surfer was were skinny. I am not fat now but I am hardly a skinny guy. I think Mr Greenough has looked after his body better than me. probably because we still gets lots of water time, I just need to surf more!.

surf98/dgeorge said...

Just thought I must be growing to the size of my boards, my newest kneeboard (quad fish) is only 5'10" and 23" wide. Even my stand up oxbow fish is 6'2" and 22" wide.