as well as surfboards, we are also seeking:

  • paintings
  • posters
  • photos & postcards
  • patches
  • books & magazines
  • trophies
  • metal, wood & ceramic figurines
  • paper items like: decals, price lists, business cards, brochures, etc.
  • skateboards and related materials

surfing decals, laminates & patches

items relating to duke kahanamoku

surf posters, price lists, etc.

skateboards from 1950s to 80s

surfing magazines

photographs, postcards & images


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velzy surfboards

founder of velzy surfboards, dale velzy is believed to have been the first to open a conventional surf shop.

dale first opened velzy surfboards in 1949 at manhattan beach, california, where he built the beautiful laminated wood surfboards of the day. about a year later opened one in hawaii and then malibu, california in 1953.

in 1954 velzy got together with fellow board builders hap jacobs to open their new joint venture as velzy-jacobs surfboards, building mostly solid balsa wood surfboards with fiberglass skin.

velzy was the master promoter and so from the mid 1950s through the mid 1960s, his boards and shops enjoyed 'top of the heap' status. velzy surfboards or velzy-jacobs was the board every flegling surf kid wanted.

by the end of the 1960s velzy-jacobs surfboards had about half dozen shops throughout southern california and hawaii.

some of the top surfers riding velzy surfboards were guys like dewey weber, mickey dora, donald takayama, mike doyle and mickey munoz.

velzy surfboards was the first to sponsor surfers. velzy was also the first to mass produce boards which made them more accessible to the masses, which in turn had a great influence on the huge boom in surfing popularity in the late 50s.

thank you dale velzy and velzy surfboards for sharing your craft and passing along your extensive knowledge!

some of the velzy surfboards from the 1960s:

  • 1960 7/11
  • 1961 stock
  • 1964 the wedge
  • 1964 bump
  • 1965 pig

surf history preservation collection
the surfboard collectors
p.o. box 5637 hilo, hawaii´┐Ż 96720

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wood surfboards


collectible surfboards

40s balsa, pine, and redwood

1960 greg noll with figure 8 and s stringers

1961 big wave board by wally froiseth

1960s velzy surfboards

60s hobie longboard

60s wardy 'hawaii'

'64 gordon & smith 'mike hynson' red fin

'67 greg noll 'duke kahanamoku hawaiian nollrider'

70s lightning bolt

'78 larry bertlemann twin fin

'78 lightning bolt by parrish for mark richards

early 80s mark richards 'twin fin'


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