Vintage Australian Wooden Surfboard by Skipper

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Mollymook, New South Wales, Australia
 Australian surf paddle board, The Skipper, was created by shipbuilders during the 1940s. The story goes that it was made by a ship building company from South Australia who needed to keep the workers busy when business was slow so put them to work making wooden surf and paddle boards. This board made its way from Adelaide to the desert mining city of Broken Hill, where it was used on the nearby Menindee Lakes, when rain filled the lakes with fresh water. The condition is worn with age and use and the fin is missing. However this board is beautifully hand crafted and a rare gem of surfing history that looks awesome and has a rich story of its own. 
Shaper/Brand SKIPPER
Year Made 1940s
Country Australia
State/Province New South Wales
distance: 15,035 Kilometers
Address Mollymook, New South Wales, Australia

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