Saturday, July 31, 2010

Bob Simmons, Malibu, July 31st, 1949

61 years ago today.
Composite construction, foam core, dual
keel, concave planing hull.
Attack angle, planing speed etc
show relationship to the ancient finless
boards of Hawaii...a real and concrete
connection through Lord's tests in

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

This Thursday July 29th in Laguna

Patrick Trefz new flick 'Idiosyncrasies" at the Laguna
Theater this Thursday. Plus a show of his photos
and maybe some Hydro boards at the Surf Gallery
down the street. Worth it just to see Beamish stroke
into a Mav's bomb on his Pat Curren/Simmons
dual keel gun.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Simmons presentation continued...

More from our presentation on Simmons
at the Surfing Heritage Foundation last Saturday. Photos
by Siegfried.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

The Simmons Effect at Surfing Heritage Foundation last nite

Rode up to San Clemente with Elwell & Siegfried
and we gave a little presentation and showed a
little movie. Planing totems etc. Ruth, Bob's sister,
was there, and Rick, his nephew. Also Beamish, Burch,
the Dirkses, Tyler, Terry Martin, RT...great to see the old
boards especially the short slot.
Bob Simmons...the Godfather of the Mini-Simmons.