Today, Shredderz, I’m afraid I have some bad news. The vintage Liddle single fin you see pictured here was sold for a measly $120 on Craigslist, and chances are you missed out on it. Don’t feel too bad because I whiffed on it, too. I called up the seller as soon as I saw the ad and he literally laughed. To be clear, he was very nice and polite. I think he was more surprised than anything else, as I’m sure he spent the afternoon fending off a bunch of thirsty surfboard collectors. If you scooped up this thing, feel free to drop me a line — would love to know more about it.
According to the listing, the vintage Liddle single fin pictured above is 6’6″. No other dimensions were mentioned. The board looks like it’s more of a standard single fin than one of Greg Liddle‘s famous (and collectible) hulls. I’ve posted some other vintage Liddle single fins, which you can find here and here. I have a hard time dating his boards, given that Liddle has been so true to the displacement hull design over the decades. If you held a gun to my head I would say the board was shaped in the Seventies, or maybe early Eighties. You don’t see a ton of Liddle boards that have resin tints, and the smaller font size on the logo seems to be mostly associated with older boards, too.
The other thing tripping me out is the unique mirrored logo. I have never seen that logo on any other board. I’m not sure what, if any, story there is behind the laminate, but I do know it looks very cool.