The V8 V Bottom is an homage to yesteryear’s design that hailed from Australia circa 1967-68. The jury is still out as to whether Midget Farrelly or Bob McTavish deserves the lion’s share of credit for the design, but as surfboards began to go shorter, Midget was the only competitor to show up with an 8 ft. deep V Bottomed surfboard in the Australia versus Windansea surf contest held in Oz. That board was a stringerless 8 footer around 22″ wide that wowed the competition as Midget carved deep rail turns in the soft crumbly surf that day. Nat Young was still riding his favorite board, “Sam,” a 9’4′ and it wouldn’t be until later that McTavish & Nat would be spinning a tale to the “Plastic Fantastic” camera crew citing history that Midget took exception to. Dick Graham’s photo of Midget taken at the contest and his account tend to support Farrelly’s claim.