Mickey Munoz for Hobie

I could go on and on about how the people who post surfboards for sale on Craigslist are never the ones with rudimentary photography skills, but hey: who am I to judge. So try to ignore the poorly lit and staged pictures – shout out to the Costco sized box of Hefty garbage bags in the fourth picture – and focus on the surfcraft that is being featured.

Nowadays, most boards you find bearing Mickey Munoz’s name are crappy Surftech epoxy gliders. Those boards speak more to how lucrative licensing can be, rather than the craft of building surfboards.

This is a shame, because Mickey Munoz – incidentally born in New York City – is one of the better known surfers from his era. (Fun fact taken from the link above: apparently he was the stunt double for the female namesake in “Gidget”, wearing a blonde wig and a bikini to do her surfing scenes.)

Munoz went on to shape for Hobie, and one of his products can be found here, on Craigslist in New Hampshire, of all places. The board is a single fin that looks like it’s from the 70s, and no dimensions are given on the post. The bottom is in pretty rough condition – check out all the unfortunate scarring along the rails in the third pic – but hey, it’s not every day that you see one of these boards up for grabs on Craigslist. I love the little Munoz-specific logo, which is found in the first pic on this post. There’s no price listed for the board, but if you’re curious in contacting the seller, here is the Craigslist link once again.

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