Greenough built board for neighbor Dave Rastovich
Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 7 September, 2015 - Throughout his career the acclaimed American author JD Salinger wrote only one great novel, and the great American surfcraft designer (and kneeboarder) George Greenough apparently shaped only one conventional surfboard: a semi-hulled squashtail made for Aussie Chris Brock back in 1971.
Imagine the excitement, then, when it was revealed that Greenough, prime architect of the “Shortboard Revolution” and one of the most influential designers the sport has ever known, recently shaped a second (hardly) conventional surfboard for his Lennox Head neighbor the soulman Dave Rastovich.
The phrase “one of a kind” gets thrown around a lot these days, but in this case it’s spot-on: this is one of the rarest surfboards ever put up for auction. 100% of the proceeds from the sale of this board are being donated to the WestPac Heli-Rescue Unit in Australia. Pre-auction estimate $10K-$20K