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Title
Jock Sutherland’s personal surfboard by Plastic Fantastic
Creator
Plastic Fantastic Surfboards
Date Created and/or Issued
1969
Publication Information
Pepperdine University Libraries
Malibu, Calif
John Mazza Historic Surfboard Collection, Pepperdine University Special Collections and University Archives
Contributing Institution
Pepperdine University, Special Collections and University Archives
Collection
John Mazza Historic Surfboard Collection
Rights Information
Copyright to the photograph is retained by Pepperdine University. Physical rights to the item are retained by John Mazza, the John G. Mazza Loving Trust Dtd 5/17/90, and the Malibu Surfing Museum. Images are intended for educational and research use, and may be used for non-commercial purposes with appropriate attribution. Organizations and individuals seeking to use images for publication must assume all responsibility for identifying and satisfying any claimants of copyright, patents, trademarks, and other service marks.
Description
This shortboard belonged to Jock Sutherland, one of the most famous tuberiders of the late 1960s shortboard era. Tuberiding, or riding through the hollow area of the wave formed under the arc of the curl, was revolutionized by shortboard riders such as Sutherland, who took advantage of fast, narrow boards weighing as little as 8 pounds. Sutherland, a true switchfoot surfer, could easily maneuver with either foot forward. Known for his radical bottom turns, he reigned over the Pipeline surf break of Oahu’s North Shore until Gerry Lopez took over the mantle in the early 1970s. The board was manufactured by Plastic Fantastic Surfboards, a California-based company synonymous with the modern, super-light surfboard design.
7 ft., 7 in.
Type
image
Format
image/jp2
Identifier
http://cdm15730.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/ref/collection/p271401coll8/id/112
Subject
Surfing
Surfboards
Surfboards--History
Source
Surfboard collection exhibited at Payson Library, Pepperdine University. The collection is owned by John Mazza, the John G. Mazza Loving Trust Dtd 5/17/90, and the Malibu Surfing Museum.
Relation
John Mazza Historic Surfboard Collection
Board 22

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