John Elwell at Wind n’ Sea Shack, La Jolla, CA


John Elwell holding his 10’6 Simmons’ board at the Windansea shack. Don Oakey’s in foreground & two 6’0’s/Patterson Bros.? & in back/Carl Eckstrom’s? I thought this would be a good picture showing what was going on in 1952 with shapes of boards. [Read more…]

John Elwell and Tom Carlin, Sunset Cliffs, San Diego CA

Tom Carlin, John Elwell at Sunset Cliffs with Car

John Elwell and Tom Carlin at Sunset Cliffs 1949, a friend took the picture with my camera. The car is 1931 Ford Model A four door sedan. The boards are a hollowed out red wood plank and a reshaped plank by Simmons on top. A good comparison between the old planks and Simmons’ light displacement boards.

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