Phillips – Van Velzer aka The Pig

Phillips – Van Velzer aka The Pig

Simmons made ‘em light, Velzy made ‘em turn…and Phillips made ‘em relevant. This model defines the boards of the late 50’s / early 60’s – before noses widened and signature models were introduced. A pulled in nose and soft rounded squaretail, with hips about 10” behind center, are the marks of what Dale Velzy designed as The Pig. The rails start slightly up in the nose, where there’s a bit of belly, and then they smoothly transition to 50/50, which works with the slight body roll all the way through the tail. Just ahead of the fin on the bottom we’ve added some additional roll to allow the board to rotate and bank stylishly side-to-side. The board gets a glass on fin but we don’t put it right back on the tail because there’s no need…we like it about 4” up from the tail, just so the trailing edge of the fin lines up with the tail block. This placement, along with the fin shape, allows you to really open her up on the face. The Pig is one of the most user-friendly boards you can own. Baggy trunks and whip turns…waaa hooooooooo!

-Materials: US Blanks or Blair Polyurethane Foam.

-Stringer Configuration: A true 1” redwood (no puny 7/8” sticks here) or wide balsa…2”, 3” or…..?

-Fin: Glass on pig fin or skeg of your choice

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Surfboards by Davenport – The Pig

Surfboards by Davenport – The Pig

An authentic early 60’s pig, with full hips, narrow nose, and medium tail width. The pig has neutral 50/50 rails all the way around with long clean rocker with some tail kick. Super long noserides, nasty drop knee cut backs, and loads of style come standard with this model.

Length: 9’ – 10’ 6”
Nose: 15 1/2” – 17”
Width: 21 1/2” – 23”
Tail: 15 1/2” – 16 1/2”
Thickness: 3 1/8” – 3 3/8”

Info supplied by Edfactor

Davenport Pig

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Lance Carson Surfboards “The Pig”

Lance Carson Surfboards “The Pig”

From Lance’s website: many people don’t know that Dale Velzy originally designed the pig board back in the 50s. i used to ride these at Malibu as a teenager. the early versions were made out of balsa.  but the design was so efficient that the shapes were seen all the way into the early 60s. i’ve seen many versions of this shape.  and i don’t lay claim to have the closest thing to Velzy’s original pig. and some of the pigs reproductions that i see around today are okay.  but my goal has been to retain a more elegant look. and that even applies to my version of the pig.  i had to use at least 4 other template outlines to finally come up with a smooth outline that had all the pig characteristics, but with a nice, smooth contour.  i wanted it to have class. in my opinion, some of today’s pigs have too much “bump” on the hip.  also, some of their fins are all wrong. if you want it to ride like a pig, then make it like a pig. and ask anyone . . . mine do.”

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Bing Pig

Bing Pig

Bing Classic Pig

Bing Classic Pig
Standard Sizes: 9’0” to 10’6”
Nose: 17 1⁄4”
Middle: 22” – 23 1⁄2”
Tail: 16 1⁄4”
Thickness: 3” – 3 1⁄4”

A tribute to the late 50s and early 60s, the Classic Pig was every surfboard manufacturer’s “bread and butter.” This board features a 2” balsa or 1” redwood stringer, classic heavy foam, volan glass, a wide tail, narrow nose, and a classic glass-bead wood fin, providing an authentic glimpse into the true beginnings of surfing.

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