Seventies Skip Frye Surfboards

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Greetings, Shredderz! Happy #fryeday to all you fine folks out there. Today we’re putting the spotlight on two Seventies Skip Frye sticks that are currently listed for sale on Craigslist. Without any further ado…

7’2″ Skip Frye Egg (Craigslist Orange County)

The Skip Frye egg you see above is listed at $2,950. It has been on sale for a few weeks now, which indicates to me that this price is probably on the high end. Personally, I really, really dig this board. The outline speaks for itself and I love the color on the deck. But given all the visible repairs on the bottom, I tend to think $3K is on the high end. And hey, if you can get $3K for this board, or even better, if you’ve got the cash lying around to purchase it, then more power to you.

The board has a gorgeous glass-on fin. It just makes me wonder what this board would fetch if it were in great condition. I don’t have a good feel for whether or not Skip’s vintage boards even command a premium, with the exception of his G&S shapes. Rather, from what I’ve noticed, the prices seem to mostly be determined by condition. In other words, I don’t think a vintage Frye fish from the Seventies would cost any more than a modern fish, assuming both boards are in similar shape. That said it’s always difficult to tell, given a) how few Skip boards actually change hands; b) the fact that there isn’t public data on the sale price for most boards.

7’8″ Skip Frye K Model (Craigslist Orange County)

Apologies for the low quality photos on this board, but this is what happens when writing your blog mostly consists of scrounging for pics on Craigslist. This Skip K Model is being offered at $2600. I have a hard time imagining ponying up the asking price on this board when I could have the one above for $300 more, but I’m not a doctor and I don’t even play one on the internet, so take that with a grain of salt. I’m wondering if the board was re-glassed at some point but it’s too hard to tell. The leash plug does not look all original (though I suspect one was added to the egg I wrote up above, too).

The sellers of both boards claim they were shaped in the Seventies. I don’t have any way of verifying this information, but it seems right, particularly for the egg. Check out the egg on Craigslist here and the K Model here if you’re interested.

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