Greetings, Shredderz! Look, if there’s one thing this blog is good for — and God knows it’s not the writing — it’s putting readers onto quality vintage surfboards that are listed for sale. Featured here is a super clean Seventies Phil Becker surfboard, which is currently for sale on Craigslist in San Diego. The board is not mine and you can find the listing here.
You can click the photos above to enlarge. As you can see, the Phil Becker surfboard might have a little bit of a tan, but other than that, it appears to be in good condition. I love the clean lines of this shape. The lack of any logos anywhere is another killer touch. In fact, this board reminds me a ton of another Phil Becker single fin I wrote up recently. It wouldn’t surprise me if the same seller is behind both listings.
As I wrote in the previous post, I mostly know of Becker from his work under his own name, as well as labels like Rick Surfboards. But this is the second no-label Becker surfboard I’ve seen, and I really dig it. There’s something very cool and understated about such a well regarded shaper foregoing the branding exercise altogether.
As you can see below, the board comes with a beautiful glass on fin as well. I love the all-around minimalism — no logo, no fin box, and what looks like a resin leash attachment that might have been added after the fact.
The seller is asking $325 for the board, which you can find here. I think this is a fair price, although standard caveats apply given that I haven’t seen the board in person, and I’m judging it strictly from the pics. If you ask me, I think the previous Phil Becker single fin I wrote up was a bit more bang for the buck — I guess the triple stringer is something of a tiebreaker — but it’s hard to go wrong with either of these two.