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Wooden surfboard made by George Rice

Date: 1965
Overall: 2990 x 550 x 260 mm
Medium: Wood, foam, varnish
Credit Line: ANMM Collection
Object Name: Surfboard
Object No: 00033595
Place Manufactured:Victoria

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    This 9'10'' longboard was made in Victoria by George Rice in 1965. The polyurathane foam core board has a single wood stringer with light blue and maroon stripes, a blue fin, and a diamond logo with the text 'George Rice'.
    SignificanceThis fiberglass board provides an important record of trends in board manufacture and shaping, and is representative of boards made by Victorian shaper Geoerge Rice in the 1960s.
    HistoryGeorge Rice was an early commercial board maker in Victoria, active in the 1950s and 1960s. He produced quality Malibu surfbaords under his own label, and in partnership with fellow Victorian board maker Vic Tantau. His boards were used by prominent Victorian based surfers who later founded the surfboard and surfwear companies Piping Hot and Rip Curl.
    Additional Titles

    Primary title: GEORGE RICE LONGBOARD

    Web title: Wooden surfboard made by George Rice

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