Greetings, Shredderz! I hope you all had wonderful Thanksgiving weekends. And for you non-Seppo readers, I hope one day you get to enjoy the sheer delight of a holiday predicated around overeating. But I digress. Fresh off last week’s post about a 1980s ad for Astrodeck and Herbie Fletcher Surfboards comes a real-life example of a Herbie Fletcher longboard for sale. I have included pictures of the board below. Pics are via the Craigslist posting (in Boston, of all places).
Based on the color scheme alone, I would guess this bad boy was shaped sometime in the 1980s or the 1990s. The seller claims the measurements are 9’0″ x 24″ x 3″. Stoked-n-Board claims the logo in the second picture, featuring a silhouette of Herbie noseriding, was used between 1976 and 1996. I suspect the noseriding logo was featured more frequently during the 1980s and 1990s, but I can’t say for sure.
One other quick note about the Herbie Fletcher longboard, as illustrated in last week’s post: there’s no signature anywhere on the board, so there’s a good possibility the board was shaped by someone else. Stoked-n-Board lists Rick Rock and Steve Knoll as shapers that made boards under the Herbie Fletcher label, but does not make any mention of Mike Perry.
The Herbie Fletcher longboard pictured above is going for $500. I don’t know whether or not this is a fair price. I think a lot rides on whether or not Herbie shaped the board himself. If I had to guess, I would assume that 1980s and 1990s Herbie Fletcher boards go for cheaper than 70s single fins, but I haven’t seen enough on sale to say for sure.
You can check out the Craigslist posting for the Herbie Fletcher longboard here.