Joe Quigg is the man behind many of the design innovations of the modern surfboard. As Joe has said, “if I can draw it, I can build it.” In 1990, Joe created this sketch to memorialize some of his many innovative board designs, including the “Daralyn Board,” which he originally made for a girl in Malibu in 1947. But the Daralyn Board soon became a sensation -- it was lighter, narrower, and shorter than other surfboards -- and once the best surfers in Malibu tried it, they all wanted one because of its outstanding maneuverability. The Daralyn is just one of Joe’s designs that were taken up by modern surfboard shapers and built into the DNA of modern surfing. As Joe notes in his sketch, “These improved combinations have lasted in the surf shops for these past 43 years.”
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