One from the Rafters - Phil Edwards

I used to do this thing, where I would pull a board out of the rafter and and rinse the dust off, take a few pictures and add a few notes.

Shaped and Designed by Phil

The teaser shot
This Destination Surf canvas bag has been everywhere!

Phil Edwards shape with classic three stick blank
Volan glass and 3 stringer blank

A lot of extra wood / work in these blanks
Glass leash loop

Special Phil Edwards model gold lams

There are two of these old Hobie lams on the bottom

Signature on top of the glass work

Nose rail shot

I don't think I have ever moved the fin

A great board when the surf is small and perfect with slight off shores.

If you grew up surfing in Southern California in the 60's Phil Edwards was the King.

Between the movies and the boards and the boats,

Edwards was at ground zero of the Southern California surf lifestyle movement.

Not in a marketing and promotional way, he was just a class act who like to surf and sail.

When he was done he just sailed away in his catamaran "El Gato"

First out at Pipeline

Photo by Grannis

I bought this board used up in Huntington many years ago.

A beautiful board by a master craftsman.


Terry said…
Wow. Love it. Thanks. Glad you are back. Nice paint job on the blog too.
Paul Gross said…
Pete? Who's Pete?

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