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A collection of my old boards on loan & displayed in the Australia Surfing Museum

A collection of my old boards on loan & displayed in the Australia Surfing Museum in Torquay, Victoria. Three Aipa Stings & a Brewer. The Stings were shaped by Ben Aipa & manufactured about 44 years ago in Hawaii. All three were the same dimensions,…

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With my Aipa Stinger Single fin in 1976 during the Coca Cola -2SM Surfabout event

With my Aipa Stinger Single fin in 1976 during the Coca Cola -2SM Surfabout event at North Narrabeen. Check the tail repair i did in the second photo behind the Fin box. ( white line rail to rail ). The whole tail had been torn off in a wipeout by the leg rope. This…

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My vintage Aipa Stinger Single fin shaped by Ben Aipa & manufactured 44 years ago

My vintage Aipa Stinger Single fin shaped by Ben Aipa & manufactured 44 years ago in Hawaii. Dimensions are 6’8″ long. 201/4″ wide & somewhere between 23/4″ & 3″ thick. The surfing photos on the board are…

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Vision of me surfing 43 years ago in 1977 at Burleigh Heads on the Gold

Vision of me surfing 43 years ago in 1977 at Burleigh Heads on the Gold Coast during the Stubbies Classic event. It was always the first contest of the year on the IPS World Pro Tour back then. The event scored epic 4-5′ surf nearly every day over the waiting…

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A shot from Bells from the mid 1970’s

A shot from Bells from the mid 1970’s. The board under my arm is a “Sting” shaped by Ben Aipa which was made in Hawaii. At this stage of Ben’s progress with advancing the design he was experimenting with a chime on the bottom edge…

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