Gordon & Smith HY-I and HY-II: Sagas of Shred

Greetings, Shredderz! Today we have an old advertisement from one of California’s most venerable surf brands: the one, the only Gordon & Smith. Here we have a very cool breakdown of G&S HY-I and HY-II models, which are both Mike Hynson signature models. I believe the document you see below is marketing collateral that G&S distributed to surf shops, hence the “Surf’s Up” stamp on the lower left hand corner. The ad was generously sent to me by someone from whom I bought a fin (more on that later). The thing I love most about these ads are the detailed descriptions of the various models. I also love looking at the prices — how about $10 for a tint job! I’m not quite sure when this ad was produced, but if you have any clues don’t be afraid to get in touch.

Thanks for reading and we’ll be back in seven days with more Sagas of Shred!

Photo at the top of the page via Swaylocks — check out the thread for some detailed pics of a cool G&S HY-I model.

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  1. Andy Muir says:

    I have what I believe to be a genuine G&S Mike Hanson Red Fin Longboard. The marking on the board is HY-1 but the board is as per the spec in the article for the HY-11. Is this something that has been noticed in the past or is the board incorrectly marked when it was made ??