San Diego Legends: Weekend Grab Bag

Greetings, Shredderz! Welcome to the latest edition of the Weekend Grab Bag, where we feature a few boards that are all listed for sale as of publishing time. We’ve got quite the lineup this weekend, representing some of San Diego’s best known exports: Skip Frye, Gordon & Smith and Steve Lis. Full rundown below:

6’6″ Steve Lis Quad Fin Fish (Craigslist Ventura)

Steve Lis‘ boards don’t come up for sale all that often, and any time they do, I feel compelled to feature it at least in some way. According to the seller this rad quad fin was shaped in 2012. I love the little details on the board, from the pinline on the deck, to the contrasting color laminates on the bottom. It’s also interesting to note that Lis appears to sign his boards on both the deck and the bottom. The board isn’t cheap: it’s listed for $2,500, but it has been up for a while, which indicates this is likely a little rich for many buyers. For a really cool Lis board, check out the one I wrote up here.

9’9″ Skip Frye Longboard (Craigslist San Diego)

Yeah, yeah, we know: Skips are expensive. I wish they were cheaper, too. Rather than dwell on the price tag of this bad boy I’m gonna make some observations about the board itself. First, the seller claims it was shaped in 1989. I don’t know what model it is. It’s got that cool “Soul Smooth” graphic (see here for a similar looking board.) I’m curious about what’s going on near the fin. Was this an old Moonlight Glassing logo and the finbox was replaced at some point?

60s 9’11” Gordon & Smith Longboard (Craigslist New Jersey)

Sadly I don’t have much in the way to offer in terms of details on this one. It’s a sweet board, and I love these old school logs, but I couldn’t tell you more about it. At some point the seller contacted me wondering if there might have been any relation to G&S’ famous Skip Frye model, and I simply don’t know. Skip connection or not, the board looks very cool.

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