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40 Years of Windsurfing

40 years of Windsurfing
Jim Drake set foot on the first "Windsurfer" the 22nd of May 1967

A Blast from the past

The Windsurfer was developed in 1967 by
aeronautical engineer/sailor Jim Drake and
computer analyst/surfer Hoyle Schweitzer, both
Southern Californians. The first board was built in
Jim's house in January that year, but details such
as centerboard, fin and the actual universal joint
were not even close to finalization.

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