Buzzy Trent & Mike Melrose redwood pine plank surfboard (1946)
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Buzzy Trent and Mike Melrose built 10’6 redwood and pine plank surfboard made in 1946. This historically significant Waikiki style wooden plank surfboard was hand planed by the legendary big wave surfing pioneer, Buzzy Trent and his apprentice neighbor Mike Melrose. It has been owned by the Melrose family since it was built at Buzzy Trent’s shop located at 901 San Vicente Blvd. Santa Monica, California. Photo of Mike Melrose standing with the board next to a 1940s automobile belonging to the father of modern surfboard design, Bob Simmons who also worked out of the shop. Second photo of the younger Melrose brothers, Dave and Tim standing by a similar board. Don’t miss this seldom offered opportunity to own a relic of surfboard design history!
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