The legendary Pete Peterson with his long board. Preston "Pete" Peterson positively ruled Mainland surfing during the 1930's. Recognized amongst his fellow surfers as the country's best surfer, Peterson won the Pacific Coast Surfing Championships four times out of ten (1932, 1936, 1938 and 1941).
It tastes like Laser! Today's boat is the Impulse, a high performance Australian 4m single handed dinghy. From the class web site: Made from fiberglass or wood it is the ultimate one man or woman monohull. You can make it yourself, get someone else to build it or buy it secondhand.
With a competitive yardstick of 118, you will make your Laser friends envious as you leave them in your wake. Hmmm, I wonder what the Tillerman or his agent think about that statement?
The Paipo Boys. Back in the day (in the olden times), only the Ali'i got to ride standing up on sticks. The Maka'ainana (plebes) had to make do with Paipo boards (the precursor of the bodyboard) or bodysurfing.