Danny Brawner Restored Balsa Surfboard (Circa 1940) 12'

Surfboards

Identifer:
S.27
Dimensions
Width: 22.5 in
Length: 11.8333 ft
Thickness: 2.75 in
Nose: 16 in
Tail: 16 in
Weight: 40 lb
Quality balsa wood was very hard to come by in the 1940's due to aircraft demand, so after the war, old abandoned life rafts made of balsa wood were stripped and the short pieces glued together and shaped into boards. This technique is clearly evident on the board and is an early example of commercial recycling. Recently this old balsa board was completely restored by Danny Brauner at the Hobie factory. This board has a slight vee in the tail but no fin and was completely restored by Danny Brawner at the Hobie factory.