Grand Prix start for the Makaha surf contest—or maybe this was a paddling race? This is the mid-1960s from the look of those boards—which are now worth thousands and even tens of thousands to collectors in the 21st Century.
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@haakeaulana runs across the ocean floor with a 50 pound boulder as training to survive the massive surf waves of winter. She learned her amazing skills from her dad and granddad both legendary watermen \ @paulnicklen on assignment for @natgeo in #Makaha, #Hawaii with @cristinamittermeier \ #DIY #voltwomen #training #elevatewomensrunning
Larry Stevenson, Makaha Skateboard, 1963. California, USA.
Makaha was one of the first skateboard companies that adopted clay wheels over metal wheels, providing a smoother ride and more maneuverability. 1963 Stevenson also made the first professional skateboard, naming it after legendary surfer Phil Edwards. And he invented the kick tail in 1969. Source