Surfboards Hawaii is a Shred Sledz favorite, and we’ve written about the brand many times before. While Surfboards Hawaii is best known for its early days, when Dick Brewer and Ben Aipa were mowing foam for early surf icons like Buzzy Trent, the brand has some interesting boards from its later years, too.
Pictured here is an example of a Mike Slingerland-shaped twin fin, which can be found on Craigslist in San Antonio for $375. (See here for an earlier Slingerland shape with an equally ridiculous paint job).
The board looks like it’s in excellent condition. I am a sucker for splashy (tacky?) neon spray jobs, and it doesn’t take much of an imagination to figure out why this board would be up my alley. Slingerland might not be one of the most famous shapers to have passed through Surfboards Hawaii’s doors, but he is an incredible shaper in his own right. These days Slingerland seems to be located in San Diego, where he can be found churning out boards for Leucadia surf shop Surfy Surfy.
I’d guess this board is from the late 70s or early 80s, given the paint job. Stoked-n-Board lists Slingerland as having shaped for Surfboards Hawaii from 1971 to 1978, which matches up to this time frame.
Anyway, check out the board here if you’re so inclined.