Pristine Con Longboard

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: I’ve got a soft spot for Con Surfboards. The logo is so clean and simple. And while it clearly harkens back to an earlier time, it looks modern and appealing today. It’s just a great — and under-appreciated — bit of graphic design. Pictured above is a flawless looking Con longboard that you can currently find for sale on eBay (link here). According to the buyer, the board dates to 1963 and 1964. Apparently the board has been stored inside for most of its life, hence the spectacular, all-original condition. There are no bro discounts to be had here: the seller is asking $1200 to start. There are no bids as of now, with a little over nine days left in the auction.

I wish I had some better information to share regarding the date of the board, but alas, there isn’t much to be found. Various features of the board point to this hailing from the 1960s, starting with the dramatic rake of the fin and its placement towards the back of the board.

Check out the board here.

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