About DYRSL Maljam
Okanui’s and Toothpicks.
By today’s standards they barely resemble a surfboard.
Toothpick is an Australian designed and built craft originally designed for surf life saving. It’s made of timber, is hollow and has no fin. To turn them surfers used to drop the toes of their back foot into the water using their foot as a rudder. The hollow Okanui was surfed from the late 40’s – 50’s until balsa wood was available.
Both are still handmade today by skilled craftsmen. At Maljam it’s a demonstration event that is sure to please the crowd
Born in the 50’s and refined in the 60’s. These longboards defined the era of design experimentation such as performance, speed, and adjustments for different conditions – everything was being constantly altered, including the nose, shape, curve and tail.
Under the feet of an expert, the modern day ‘log’ is transformed with graceful glides, nose rides, drop knee cutbacks, coffins and trimming manoeuvres.
Since the Longboard resurgence in the late 80’s, the modern Longboard has gone through its own revolution in design.
Surfers want to push the limits, they want the benefits of both a longboard and the manoeuvrability of a short board. Narrower, lighter and more curve in the bottom these boards are built to throw around.
The ‘HP’ Longboard suits Curl Curl’s infamous steep take off and shallow water sandbanks.
As a sponsor in 2011 I was totally stoked with the organisation, atmosphere, promotion and professionalism of the North Curl Curl event. The exposure of my business and products exceeded my expectations.Tim Reilly4 Elements Sports Coaching
I’ve heard nothing but rave reviews about Maljam. The formal organisation and atmosphere was regarded by the world’s best surfers as first class.Dane JordanCEO - Association of Surfing Professionals