This beautiful early 1960s Duke Kahanamoku surfboard is remarkable in the fact that it has survived for 50+ years in such excellent condition. The fiberglass
has very few blemishes, the foam is bright and clear, the logo vibrant
and the nose and tail block un-damaged. Accentuating its great lines is a 1.5" solid redwood stringer running down its center and a black D shaped fin at it's tail.
In the early 1960s Duke had his own surf team (hand picked by him) It
is no exaggeration to say that every surfer of the day would have
wanted to be a Duke Team member. The team consisted of Joey Cabell,
Paul Strauch, Fred Hemmings and Butch Van Artsdalen. Duke had his own
competition, The Duke Invitational. Surfers were invited to participate
in an event that only took place when the surf was big enough (often
over 20') pride at being invited was immense. These boards were made available in surf shops so that anybody from Montauk to Malibu could vicariously join up.