Gordon & Smith Farrelly Model Surfboard (1968)
Gordon & Smith Farrelly Model Surfboard (1968)
Gordon & Smith Farrelly Model Surfboard (1968)

Gordon & Smith Farrelly Model Surfboard (1968)

Surfboards

Identifer:
S.69
Dimensions
Length: 8.8333 ft
Weight: 19 lb
Another transition era example, of the McTavish Vee bottom school. Stringerless version, quite collectible. Through the ’60s, Midget was arguably the most successful competitor in the world. Aside from the 1964 world title, he placed second at the 1970 world contest at Johanna behind Rolf Aurness. He learned to shape surfboards and produced three books -- How to Surf (’64 & ’68), This Surfing Life (’65), and The Surfing Life (’67) -- in collaboration with Australian journalist Craig McGregor. One of the truly great surfers of the postwar era, Midget Farrelly has become part of a polarized debate in his Australian homeland. To many, he is one half of a classic very personal feud with the nation's other world champ of the '60s, Robert "Nat" Young.