Social Media Roundup: August Already

Greetings, Shredderz! Keep scrolling for a not-so curated collection of vintage surfboards I’ve recently spotted in the wilds of the World Wide Web.

Sadly, I think Dave Parmenter has deactivated his Instagram account. (The photo at the top of the page is also of Parmenter). This doesn’t come as much of a surprise, given Parmenter’s general preference for keeping a low profile. It’s too bad, because I really enjoyed seeing his boards and hearing what he had to say about surfing and the craft of building surfboards. That said, Rusty Preisendorfer is alive and well on Instagram, much to my delight. Rusty’s contributions to surfboard shaping need no introduction, and he has been sharing many cool photos and stories, such as the picture of Dave Parmenter brandishing a very early Widowmaker.

Mark Richards and Dick Brewer. The sheer amount of surfing and surfboard wisdom contained in this picture practically violates every natural law known to mankind.

Here are Pat Rawson and Duncan Campbell showing off some very cool looking Bonzers. Dare I say Rawson’s design is a bit more twinzer-esque? I don’t know enough about it to say for sure but you can see the difference in the fin templates between the two boards.

My fascination with the curves of the Campbell Brothers’ Bonzer design is never ending. I could look at this photo for hours.

As always, Mahalo for reading!

Photo of Dave Parmenter at top of the page via Ice-Cream Headaches; taken by Julien Roubinet

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