Greenough Surfboats

George Greenough, the ultimate Waterman, who was the first photographer to get inside a curl with movie camera (on kneeboard), designed a series of super little fast surfer-friendly boats. Anyone know of one for sale?

About Lloyd Kahn

Lloyd Kahn started building his own home in the early '60s and went on to publish books showing homeowners how they could build their own homes with their own hands. He got his start in publishing by working as the shelter editor of the Whole Earth Catalog with Stewart Brand in the late '60s. He has since authored six highly-graphic books on homemade building, all of which are interrelated. The books, "The Shelter Library Of Building Books," include Shelter, Shelter II (1978), Home Work (2004), Builders of the Pacific Coast (2008), Tiny Homes (2012), and Tiny Homes on the Move (2014). Lloyd operates from Northern California studio built of recycled lumber, set in the midst of a vegetable garden, and hooked into the world via five Mac computers. You can check out videos (one with over 450,000 views) on Lloyd by doing a search on YouTube:

7 Responses to Greenough Surfboats

  1. George Greenough. I adore that guy. It was never just surfing for George. I think he lives in Australia now, just up the coast a few hours from here. Thanks.

  2. Thanks for tip on Tolman Alaskan skiff. Looks pretty similar. George does live in Australia. I talked to him on the phone about a year ago. He has a pyramid-shaped house, which I thought might go into the tiny homes book, but it slipped through the cracks.

  3. You can still buy a Greenough from Anderson Boats in Goleta CA. They make a 17, 21 and 27 ft models. Also, check out craigslist in the SB area and other fishing sites like (they pop up there from time to time.

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