Grab Bag: Rick, Surfboards Hawaii, G&S

Greetings, Shredderz! See below for a selection of sleds currently for sale somewhere online.

9’5″ Rick Longboard (Craigslist San Luis Obispo)

God bless all those kind souls who go above and beyond to provide great photos with their Craigslist listings. I’m a huge fan of Rick Surfboards and this is a rad shape with some great details. Admittedly I’m still not great at dating these Sixties logs, but the seller claims this fin — which I gather is similar to the one found on the original Rick Barry Kanaiaupuni longboard model — likely dates the board to 1963 or 1964. The yellow competition stripe is apparently all original, too. No, it’s not a board you’d find at an auction, but that’s just fine with me, and I love the idea that someone will own this board and continue to ride it. How many objects out there are still functional five decades in? Not many, I’d imagine, and that’s just one of the cool things about older boards.

9′ Surfboards Hawaii Longboard (Craigslist San Diego)

Continuing the theme of Sixties longboards, here’s a cool Surfboards Hawaii stick. I personally haven’t been able to find a ton of information about Surfboards Hawaii online, which is a shame, given its influence, especially during the Sixties. This one isn’t in phenomenal condition, and I wish there were some better pics, especially around the fin. Still, I love the outline and the volan patch on the deck.

6’11” Seventies G&S Single Fin (Craigslist San Diego)

Here’s a cool Seventies G&S board. It’s a bit faded but I still love the rainbow airbrush on the deck. I imagine this thing was a real stunner when it was in better condition. Not sure if this is a specific model or anything, but I imagine there are some more in the know San Diego surf historians who could say more. Not sure who this was shaped by, but it’s signed “Robin”, which makes me think Robin Prodanovich would be a good guess.

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