Vintage Wooden Early 1950s Surfboard "Kookbox" For Sale
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Vintage Wooden Early 1950s Surfboard "Kookbox"


Early 1950s plywood surfboard "Kookbox" modeled after the designs of Tom Blake's surfboards of the 1930s, who was considered the founder of California surf culture. Constructed of marine ply the was formed over a boxed and chambered hull and has the early style "skeg" or fin that Blake was also is know for inventing. The board was then coated with a marine varnish that has developed a rich color over the years. The maker "BYER' is carved on the tail which was a common practice at that time. A unique accent piece for the ocean minded residence. This is a wonderful example in both condition and appearance for a hard to find cultural object of the California surf scene.


  • Period
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  • Condition
  • Condition Details
    Age related wear, rich color to the varnish and wood from over the years, structurally sound could even still be used for what its designed for.
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use. Minor losses.
  • Dimensions

    H 95 in. x W 18.5 in. x D 4.75 in.

    H 241.3 cm x W 46.99 cm x D 12.07 cm

  • Seller location
    San Francisco, CA
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Located in San Francisco, CA
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