Greetings, Shredderz! As always, see below for my hand picked selections of some high quality social media.
I’ve been writing about Morey Pope a bit lately, and here’s an incredible find from Buggs, who has one of the dopest surfboard collections known to mankind, and runs SurfboardLine in his free time. This is a balsa Morey Pope board from what looks to be 1966 — see the comments for some more knowledgeable people chiming in with info on this beaut.
Joel Tudor has been posting a lot of quality vintage content on his Instagram lately. This is a picture of Renny Yater. I’d guess late 1950s or early 1960s, but don’t quote me on that. Either way, it is one classic picture of one classic dude (and posted by another!)
This photo wasn’t posted recently — does that even matter, given that the pic is over 30 years old? — but I happened to come across this excellent Instagram account recently. Give @surfhistory a follow if you’re into this sort of thing. And how about that Channel Islands board Tom is riding? So sick.
If there’s one thing I love about writing this blog, it’s the ability to connect the dots on a rare surfboard or design. A few months ago I wrote about an Aipa board featuring a logo I hadn’t seen before. Lo and behold the Instagram post above, which also features this rare Surfboards Hawaii / Aipa logo, and dates it to the 1960s.