Vintage Surfboard Limited Edition VENUS by F Boucher 1703-1770
Vintage surfboard VENUS
Bellyboarding is the oldest form of surfing from ancient Hawaii & the Polynesian islands.
The board design was based on the ancient Hawaiin Paipo boards (Paipo meaning short or small board).
In Hawaii, people learnt the art of riding prone on these short wooden boards before they attempted
to stand up on the longer "alaia" boards. It appeared in the United Kingdom in the very early 1900s,
Bellyboarding bloomed again after WWII as British soldiers returned home, and by rich British people
who travelled to Hawai and learned surf and decades later in the 1950s and 60s
Each board is made by hand and numbered.