Pictured here is a sweet vee bottom Surfboards Hawaii board that recently popped up on eBay. I feel like I have seen this board posted for sale before, but in any case, it measures about 8′4″, and it’s got that sick pronounced vee in the tail (see picture #2). I’ve heard they only produced a limited run of these boards, but I can’t find any information about the specific shape or production numbers.
I did find one that failed to go for auction a few years back, which you can see here. The estimate on that board was somewhere between $400 and $1,000, so the fact this one is priced at $800, and seemingly excellent condition, means they are roughly in the same ballpark. Then again this is a very small sample size. Caveat emptor, I guess.
It’s also worth nothing that Kirk Putnam, who works closely with hull aficionados Marc Andreini and Greg Liddle, likes the Surfboards Hawaii vees, and owns one himself. His board was shaped by John Price, the original owner of the Surfboards Hawaii brand. You can read more on his excellent blog, KP’s Roundup, and Kirk posts some cool surf-related pics over on Instagram, too.
Anyway, check out this cool transitional shape here on eBay, if you’re so inclined.