Peter Noble re-envisioned surfboards as museum artifacts.

by Nic Coury
Staff photojournalist at Monterey County Weekly.

Amid the kaleidoscope of fiberglass surfboards in bright shades of green, orange and white with bold stripes hanging from the ceiling of On The Beach Surf Shop, the long, flat, dark redwood plank looks out of place.
The plank, however, is right at home here, because it’s a longboard with a backstory.

Peter Noble, a former Monterey High School teacher and coach, first learned about the board from former Carmel mayor Ken White, another former MHS teacher-coach, who’d seen it for sale outside of a Carmel home. Noble went to meet the board owner, who was in his mid-80s, and heard the origin story. “The guy was stationed at Pearl Harbor and he and his buddy bought the board for $20 from a local,” Noble recalls. “The board was surfed last on Dec. 6, 1941. They bombed Pearl Harbor the next day.”
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Kaiser Medical Ala Moana 1961

The 10-floor Kaiser Medical Center makai side Ala Moana Blvd. between Hobron Lane and Holomoana Street. Built 1958, demolished 1986. The filmed demolition was used in the Nov. 1986 Magnum P.I. TV episode “The Paper War.” The 32-floor Hawaii Prince Hotel Towers opened on the site 1990. Vintage black & white photo dated 7-10-61.
 
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– Boat masts at Ala Wai Harbor visible over the parking lot
– 1953 Pacific Insurance Company building, next door right
 
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How Fast Do Surfers Go at Jaws?

Originally Published: 06/28/10 on SURFLINE
I was watching your most recent Jaws video clip and have never seen people surfing so fast. How fast is the rider moving in regular beachbreak versus tow surfers at Jaws or Maverick’s?
asked by Marc Moore

Surfline’s very own Sean Collins — who shot the Jaws video — replies:

The waves at Jaws were moving forward about 20MPH. Add another 20MPH to that the speed traveling down the face of the wave and you’re about 40. So I would estimate between 30-40MPH on the average with the peaks near 50 at times. Kind of like downhill skiing but the slope is always moving and the mountain is trying to fall on you…

The waves at your typical beachbreak move in at about 7-10MPH on the average. On a really fast and steep wave a surfer might get up to 20MPH but usually averages 10-15MPH. So you could say the surfers are going at least three times as fast at JAWS.

Also, as Nick Carroll adds, it’s worth factoring in the speed relative to the water surface. Since water’s being drawn up the wave face, you’re going even quicker than it appears. This definitely counts when it comes to surfboard design — it’s why the little boards work better. (Less friction.)


Hans Kohler – Spring Peahi 2011
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El Nino – La Nina

My Collection of Belt Buckles

this board was recently sold

This unique, beautiful surfboard was shaped by French artist Eric Maurus, based on the famous Mickey Dora’s “da cat” model, step deck design, traditional volan glassing, resin panels, glass on fin, mahogany stringer, all reminiscent of the 60’s surfboard styling.

Eric’s early influence of shaping by mentor shaper Donald Takayama, and friendship with Mickey Dora in France in 1996, was essential to his style of shaping and surfing.

Eric Maurus paintings and sculptures are also a major part of his creative process, as can be seen with the design of the 2016 Sunset Triple Crown event art.

ewa beach action….1968

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Beach Marshals Billabong Pipe Masters 2016

Paniolo Surf Jacket

Denim project goes to pipeline

Fashionable, rugged, and ready to withstand the trials of chasing big waves, Inter-Island Surf Shop’s vintage Denim jackets are adorned with iconic Inter-Island logo patches. Each jacket is unique, a one-of-a-kind combination of jacket design and patch selection and placement.

We offer vintage Denim jackets in styles for Men and Women and in many sizes.

Our IISS Denim jackets are the best because you can wear them with anything — they lend a happening vibe to any outfit in any environment: from Pipeline to Waikiki, from Santa Cruz to the Vegas Strip. Wherever you are, you are a part of the surf heritage that is Inter-Island.

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Ewa Beach Haole Boys

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RSS NOAA Surf Report -Oahu

  • DIAMOND HEAD reported 3-6+ ft at 7:00 AM HST. May 27, 2017
  • WAIKIKI reported 2-5 ft at 5:10 PM HST. May 27, 2017
  • ALA MOANA reported 7-8 ft at 5:10 PM HST. May 27, 2017
  • SANDY BEACH reported 3-5 ft at 5:10 PM HST. May 27, 2017
  • MAKAPUU reported 1-3 ft at 2:30 PM HST. May 27, 2017
  • NORTH BEACH report not available.
  • EHUKAI reported 1-2 ft at 9:30 AM HST. May 27, 2017
  • SUNSET reported 1-2 ft at 2:30 PM HST. May 27, 2017
  • WAIMEA report not available.
  • ALII report not available.
  • MAKAHA reported 1-2 OCNL 3 ft at 2:30 PM HST. May 27, 2017
  • NANAKULI report not available.
  • MAILI PT report not available.
  • MAILI report not available.
  • Oahu Surf Hazards May 28, 2017
  • Surf Forecast for Oahu May 28, 2017