First surfboard shaped by Dave Sweet and Howard Terrill

Howard's balsa bottom w.jpg

Title

First surfboard shaped by Dave Sweet and Howard Terrill

Description

First surfboard shaped by Topanga Beach surfers Dave Sweet and Howard Terrill from balsa wood in the 1940s. Dave Sweet became a pioneer of shaping foam surfboards in the 1950s.

Date

mid 1940s

Source

Digital only

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Contributor

Greg Sweet
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Citation

“First surfboard shaped by Dave Sweet and Howard Terrill,” Topanga Historical Society Digital Archive, accessed March 4, 2024, https://www.topangahistoricalsociety.org/archive/document/1302.