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“A Line in the Sand” Thursday Nov 14th 9pm on KPBS San Diego 9pm

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Thursday November 14 th at 9pm, Tune in to KPBS for a Special broadcast of ‘A Line in the Sand’- A documentary of the origins of Tourmaline Surf Park In San Diego. The first surf park in the world.

 

Also see a peak of the G&S documentary we have in the works with a 7 minute film of a G&S Quarter speed made special for KPBS at our shop. Get an inside look at surfboard production and all the craftsmen working at G&S headed by Eric and Debbie Gordon.

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Thursday November 14 th at 9pm, Tune in to KPBS for a Special broadcast of ‘A Line in the Sand’- A documentary of the origins of Tourmaline Surf Park In San Diego. The first surf park in the world.

 

Also see a peak of the G&S documentary we have in the works with a 7 minute film of a G&S Quarter speed made special for KPBS at our shop. Get an inside look at surfboard production and all the craftsmen working at G&S headed by Eric and Debbie Gordon.

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G&S and Vannen Watches

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We’re excited to announce that G&S has teamed up with
@VannenWatches to release a limited edition Neil Blender watch!

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G&S and Vannen Watches

Posted by D Gordon on

We’re excited to announce that G&S has teamed up with
@VannenWatches to release a limited edition Neil Blender watch!

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1964/65 The First Flexible Skateboard by Gordon & Smith

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Throw back Thursday, 1965 ads appeared in “The Skateboard Quarterly” of the first Fiberglass Flexible Skateboard. Skip Frye ad and a poster introducing the Surf skates....
Skateboarding was a quick passing fad for a few years in the mid-60s. The Fibreflex was way ahead of its time.
#firstflexibleskateboard
#60thanniversary
#fibreflexskateboards

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1964/65 The First Flexible Skateboard by Gordon & Smith

Posted by D Gordon on

Throw back Thursday, 1965 ads appeared in “The Skateboard Quarterly” of the first Fiberglass Flexible Skateboard. Skip Frye ad and a poster introducing the Surf skates....
Skateboarding was a quick passing fad for a few years in the mid-60s. The Fibreflex was way ahead of its time.
#firstflexibleskateboard
#60thanniversary
#fibreflexskateboards

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First Sliding Fin Box by Larry Gordon - Gordon & Smith

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Fun Fact: In the late 60’s, Larry Gordon started developing a new Fin System out of frustrations with the current WAVE Set system. He wanted to create a way that Surfers could fine-tune the position of a fiberglass fin or adjust for different surfing conditions. With 90% of it figured out, there were a few problems to sort out. That’s when Larry called Bill Bahne for his engineering expertise and ultimately created what would become the FINS UNLIMITED Fin Box that Gordon & Smith would endorse and use.......we still use it as our standard single box “go to” today on the boards we glass in our factory. Thank you @finsunlimited -Photo by: Bill Yerkes and other photos from the Gordon & Smith Archives. #surfboardfins

 

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First Sliding Fin Box by Larry Gordon - Gordon & Smith

Posted by D Gordon on

Fun Fact: In the late 60’s, Larry Gordon started developing a new Fin System out of frustrations with the current WAVE Set system. He wanted to create a way that Surfers could fine-tune the position of a fiberglass fin or adjust for different surfing conditions. With 90% of it figured out, there were a few problems to sort out. That’s when Larry called Bill Bahne for his engineering expertise and ultimately created what would become the FINS UNLIMITED Fin Box that Gordon & Smith would endorse and use.......we still use it as our standard single box “go to” today on the boards we glass in our factory. Thank you @finsunlimited -Photo by: Bill Yerkes and other photos from the Gordon & Smith Archives. #surfboardfins

 

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First Shaping Machine at G&S in the 60s

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In 1964 Larry Gordon got the idea for a shaping machine. He had a relative who was an inventor named Herb Bent. Herb had designed and built a lot of the machines at Gordon Plastics (Larry’s father’s-business) Larry & Herb worked in their spare time for months on the weekendsof the G&S models. It was created because of the lack of good shapers at the time. #firstshapingmachine
Once better shapers were available, it got shelved for more shaping rooms....
#handshapedsurfboards

#60thanniversary #beentheredonethat
Photo: Bill Yerkes aka Balsa Bill

 

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First Shaping Machine at G&S in the 60s

Posted by D Gordon on

In 1964 Larry Gordon got the idea for a shaping machine. He had a relative who was an inventor named Herb Bent. Herb had designed and built a lot of the machines at Gordon Plastics (Larry’s father’s-business) Larry & Herb worked in their spare time for months on the weekendsof the G&S models. It was created because of the lack of good shapers at the time. #firstshapingmachine
Once better shapers were available, it got shelved for more shaping rooms....
#handshapedsurfboards

#60thanniversary #beentheredonethat
Photo: Bill Yerkes aka Balsa Bill

 

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