Surfboards That Changed The Way We Surf
Check out our new collection of surfboards at the Carlsbad location.
|As an ongoing exhibit on surf history, our Carlsbad Twin Inns location now has a brand new series of historically significant surf boards from the collection of Vissla Surf. Each of these boards offers a unique and Californian contribution to modern day surfing.|
|With its unprecedented speed and traction, the fish was the most progressive surfboard to emerge from the 1960’s shortboard revolution. Lis had come from a background of bodysurfing and paipo boarding on his belly and his knees. Inspired by watching Lis ride, Jeff Ching decided to try riding Lis’ tiny paipo- like kneeboard as a stand up board. The result was a hyper-leap forward in stand up surfing performance. From that point on, the San Diego fish cult rapidly evolved in almost total obscurity at the reef breaks of San Diego’s Sunset Cliffs area. This was one of the most dynamic and creative scenes in the history of modern surfing.|
|Miki Dora's “Da Cat” model is one of the most well known models ever produced at Greg Noll Surfboards, “Da Cat” being Miki Dora’s nickname. Dora helped brand surfing’s counter-culture image as much as he was one of surfing's best style masters. His “Da Cat” model boards were made between 1966 and ’68 with about 8,000 made. A small amount of signature models were also produced in 1993 all signed by both Greg Noll and Miki Dora. It is one of the most collectable and sought after model boards by collectors given its connection to two of surfing most nostalgic and legendary surf figures. Stay tuned for a weekly update on some of our favorite boards from this epic collection at Carlsbad Twin Inns or swing by our store to check them out in person.|