Greg Noll Jose Angel model balsa surfboard (2000’s)

by

FOR SALE | Western USA | Worldwide Shipping | Comment below or call 1-800-210-6714

Greg Noll 9’7 Jose Angel model balsawood gun shaped by the late Greg Noll (1937-2021). Featuring a sharp pintail shape design with rare Noll ‘Cameraman’ “surfboards and film productions” logo, triple stringer design, and a stunning mahogany wood fin. An especially rare Greg Noll surfboard as only 25 Jose Angel model surfboards were made of wood. Signed “Shaped by Greg Noll”. All original condition. 

If you have questions about this vintage surfboard or would like a shipping quote, scroll down to leave a comment or call us toll-free at 1-800-210-6714

History of Greg Noll Surfboards

Greg “Da Bull” Noll was born in San Diego, California on February 11th,‭ ‬1937.‭ ‬He was given “Da Bull” as a nickname due to his steadfast and obstinate approach towards charging big waves.‭ ‬Noll was‭ ‬11‭ ‬years old when he first started surfing and from a young age was taught how to shape surfboards by none other than Dale Velzy. Noll eventually became a skilled shaper himself while continuously polishing his surfing skills.‭ ‬His remarkable abilities as a waterman earned him a spot with the LA county lifeguard. He especially excelled at ‭paddling, a skill that led him to being selected for the U.S. Lifeguard team which competed in the ‬1956‭ ‬Olympics, held in Melbourne,‭ ‬Australia.‭

In‭ ‬1957,‭ ‬Noll made big wave surfing history as the first person ever to ever ride a wave at Waimea Bay, now an iconic big wave riding break on the North Shore of Oahu. In December of‭ ‬1964,‭ ‬Greg Noll made history again riding a giant wave at third reef Pipeline.‭ ‬Noll was known for surfing in a pair of black and white striped boardshorts, his way of preventing others from taking credit for his rides.‭

Noll returned to California with well established notoriety. He then started a thriving surfboard manufacturing business in Hermosa Beach, California and partnered with iconic surfer, Miki Dora to produce the Miki Dora “Da Cat” model longboard. Sales took off immediately and reached a peak production of around 170 boards a week.‭ ‬Noll also produced surf films such as the‭ “‬Search for Surf‭”‬ series featuring waves ridden in Hawaii, California, and Mexico.

Greg‭ ended his big wave riding career on a storm swell that hit Makaha in ‬December of‭ ‬1969, catching as big of a waves as one could paddle into. Fred Hemmings,‭ ‬a fellow big wave rider who was a witness to his ride at Makaha was quoted‭ ‬saying “If there was anyone else in Greg‭’‬s place, he wouldn’t‭ have made it alive”. Decades later, one of ‭Noll’s personal big wave balsa guns sold at auction for $40,000.‬ His autobiography, published in 1989 was titled‭ “‬Da Bull:‭ ‬Life Over the Edge‭”. Greg “Da Bull” Noll is one of the most recognized names in surfing history and will forever be remembered as a big wave riding pioneer and expert surfboard craftsman. Greg Noll (1937-2021)

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.