Single Fin Sunday: Natural Progression, David Nuuhiwa and More

Greetings, Shredderz! Welcome to a special Father’s Day edition of the Weekend Grab Bag. Per the usual rules and regulations, the Grab Bag features boards that are all currently for sale as of the time of publishing. I hope all of you out there are spending some quality time with family, with enough free time to read your favorite vintage surfboard blog. Here are the boards:

6’9″ Seventies Natural Progression Single Fin by Robbie Dick (Craigslist LA)

This week features not one but two separate boards from Jeff, who not just the head of the Vintage Surfboard Collectors Club, but an LA Craigslist staple. Jeff sells a lot of rad vintage boards, many of which I have featured here on the blog. Jeff is selling this 6’9″ Natural Progression single fin shaped by Robbie Dick. Natural Progression was an LA-based label with a killer logo and some great shapers to match, including Dick, Phil Becker, and Dean Edwards. I love this particular board and it looks like it’s in great shape. It also comes with an original fin, which is always a welcome touch.

I wrote up a separate Robbie Dick / Natural Progression single fin a little while ago. Here are some more pics if you’re curious:

6’6″ Dyno David Nuuhiwa Single Fin (Craigslist LA)

The second board that Jeff is selling is a sweet Dyno David Nuuhiwa single fin with a rad psychedelic airbrush. The board is 6’6″ and was likely shaped in the early Seventies, according to the listing. The seller believes there’s a good chance the board was shaped by Steve Walden. Here’s an interview with Walden where he briefly touches on the origins of the Dyno label. I know Steve Brom was also one of the staples of the Dyno Surfboards label back in the day. There’s also a Transition Era David Nuuhiwa single fin currently listed for sale on eBay, and it’s interesting to compare the two.

7’3″ Hawk Single Fin (eBay)

It’s unclear to me whether this board was shaped by Sam Hawk or his brother Chris. For what it’s worth, most of the previous Hawk boards I’ve written up have been shaped by Sam Hawk. (There’s also a third Hawk brother, Tom, but I don’t know if he shaped surfboards.) The board has some pressure dings on the deck but it’s a gorgeous example of a Seventies single fin made for serious waves. Dims are 7’3″ x 18 1/2″ x 3″. Check out those resin pin lines on the deck, too!

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