Mini Simmons

Posted in: News, Uncategorized by Richard Harvey on October 24, 2009

Bob Simmons from California was the greatest influence on modern surfboard design with several interesting concepts.
One in particular originally showing up around 1948 was a foam core timber laminated deck and rails. Round nose and wide square tail with twin double sided foiled keel fins. The bottom design, some with a small concave, was a planing hull similar to what Greenough used much later and the White Kite model from Ted Spencer.
So now this new smaller version, between 5 foot and 7 foot is a pure planing hull with an 
s-deck for buoyancy and a straight bottom line through the tail, which makes it super fast. 
 This one will be a charcoal metal flake. Will have it finished in the shop within a week or so.


  1. paul

    wondering how the simmons is going , any pics of the finished product or is it done and sold ?

    Comment by paul on January 24, 2010 at 4:39 am

  2. Richard Harvey

    Hi Paul, Have shaped a couple of them now, but had a camera meltdown so haven’t had a chance to gets some pics. Will do this week.

    Comment by Richard Harvey on January 24, 2010 at 12:48 pm