I don’t claim to be the most knowledgable man out there, especially when the topic comes to surfboards. Sadly, my enthusiasm for the subject far outpaces the actual information that is socked away in the recesses of my brain.
I do enjoy doing the research whenever I come across a board I don’t recognize, and there are a few incredible resources available to surfcraft enthusiasts. I can’t say enough good things about the Surfing Heritage Foundation’s irreplaceable Stoked-n-Board resource, which has detailed info on countless brands and shapers. I’m also rather partial to http://www.surfresearch.com.au/, which is great at giving context. Finally, Vintage Surfboard Collectors is perhaps my favorite of the bunch, thanks to the incredible community.
With that said, I’d like to introduce a new series here at Shred Sledz: Secrets and Mysteries. Every once in a while I come across cool and interesting boards and can’t seem to dredge up any info on them.
The board pictured here, found on Craigslist in Honolulu, is one I can’t identify. It’s pretty sweet looking, with a nice triple stringer setup, a fascinating glassed on fin with a floral pattern, and a ton of foam. There’s a design on the board that I just can’t place, however.
The board is listed at $300, and it looks to be in decent shape. The pronounced S-deck design, the psychedelic fin design, and what looks to be a rolled belly on the bottom all suggest it’s an older board, but I can’t be sure.
If anyone has any ideas please feel free to let me know!
You can check out the board here.