The Original Windsurfer
1967: The birth of an idea.


January
Development of a prototype began. During a cocktail party at the Schweitzer's home in Pacific Palisades, California, hostess Diane Schweitzer challenged her guests and her husband to stop talking about their idea of combining sailing and surfing and do something about it. Diane set a date for an official launch party to keep the men on track.
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Diane and Hoyle Schweitzer in 1972.

August
Launch party for the prototype. The focus of this official launch party was more on the party itself and further discussions than it was on the launch of the prototype.
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Early prototypes, the first five boards.
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