Greetings, Shredderz! Today’s post falls in the short but sweet category. All we have for you tonight is a sweet stick, courtesy of yet another generous reader. The board you see featured in this post is a beautiful Seventies Dyno Surfboards David Nuuhiwa single fin. Click on any of the photos below to enlarge.
The Dyno David Nuuhiwa surfboard has a beautiful airbrush along the rails and the full beak nose that is practically standard on Seventies single fins.
I’ll never get tired of the simple and beautiful lines of well-crafted single fins. The Nuuhiwa board pictured here definitely does not disappoint. I love the outline, the substantial amount of foam that has been tucked into the shape — this thing probably paddles like a Cadillac — and finally, I’m also partial to the swallow tail / single fin combo.
And if you weren’t already sold, the fin on this bad boy is ridiculous. I’m not sure if the fin came with the board, but it looks pretty similar to the airbrush on the deck. The fin alone is worth the price of admission for me.
Sadly, I don’t have some of the key details on this board, such as the dimensions, and who might have shaped it. That said, Terry Martin, Steve Walden and Steve Brom were some of the main shapers producing boards under the Dyno Surfboards label at the time. There is no signature on this Dyno David Nuuhiwa model, just a serial number. On a side note, I have seen “standard” Dyno Surfboards with just the bird logo referred to as David Nuuhiwa boards. I think this is incorrect. You’ll notice the board in this post has a clear David Nuuhiwa script beneath the Dyno logo, and while this seems obvious in hindsight, I think it’s worth pointing out.
For bonus reading, check out some Instagram posts below that go into Nuuhiwa’s involvement with a few different labels, including Dyno and his own namesake brand.