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Pacific System Homes surfboards


Home-building company located in south Los Angeles; producer of the Swastika model surfboard in the 1930s, the sport's first commercially made board. Pacific System Ready-Cut Homes (as it was originally known), founded in 1908, made a line of prefab houses that were delivered and assembled on-site by company workers. In 1929, Meyers Butte, the college-age son of one of the Pacific System Homes cofounders, persuaded the company to build and market a line of surfboards. Surfing had been introdu...