Sunday Sledz, featuring Yater & More: Weekend Grab Bag

Greetings, Shredderz! Welcome to another installment of the Weekend Grab Bag. Here’s a couple of boards that are all listed for sale online as of the time of publishing.

1969 8’10” Yater Single Fin (Craigslist SF Bay Area)

Pictured above is an 8’10” Yater Surfboards single fin that was purportedly shaped during the Transition Era. Not sure if this qualifies as a Pocket Rocket, but my immediate guess is no. Condition-wise, it looks great for a fifty year old stick. The deck appears to be clean, but I’m not sure what’s going on with the bottom. A knowledgeable friend thought it might be a tint, which makes sense. The fin on the board is worth checking out, as it’s a unique template. One small catch: the seller is asking $3,000. It is, however, completely free to check out another Transition Era Yater single fin I wrote up a few months ago.

Seventies 7’6″ Haut Single Fin (Craigslist Santa Cruz)

I’ve heard Doug Haut described as Santa Cruz’s answer to Renny Yater, so it’s only fitting that I would include this board next. The single fin you see here could use a little TLC. I can’t spot any major flaws, but you can see the blemishes, as well as some telltale signs of some surgery around the fin. The price is a reasonable $250. I still can’t get over the stringer. I’m hard-pressed to think of a spot in Santa Cruz that would require that much beef in the stringer, but I think it’s really cool. The simple, old school logo and signature on the stringer is a nice touch as well.

Eighties 6’1″ Wave Tools Twin Fin (Craigslist Hawaii)

Last but not least, we have a classic Echo Beach surfboard that migrated from its natural habitat of Southern California to the tropical waters of Hawaii. The Lance Collins-shaped twin fin is 6’1″ x 21 3/4 x 2 3/4″, and as you can see, it has an awesome checkerboard pattern on the deck. The board has a bit of a tan, which isn’t ideal, but other than that it looks in pretty good shape. The seller is asking $400.

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