Greetings, Shredderz! Today we’ve got a 70s single fin shaped by Marc Andreini. I’ve written up more than a few Andreini boards on the blog over the years, and he remains a favorite shaper of mine. In fact, it was one of Marc’s boards — a 9′ Serena that I still own — that sparked my interest in vintage surfboards and how designs have evolved over time.
Pictured here is an Andreini single fin that was recently listed for sale on Craigslist. The board measures 6’10” and the serial number is #445. I don’t know if Marc sequentially numbers his boards, but based off the template, I think this board was most likely shaped in the 70s.
The board isn’t pristine, but as I’ve said many times before, I don’t mind a stick with a little patina on it. You can still see a ton of the original details that must have made this thing absolutely insane when it was first shaped. I wish there were some better shots of the wings so I could see all the contours, but you can get a decent sense from the pic above.
If you look closely there are actually two pin lines on the board: a yellow one on the deck and then a red one on the bottom. I love seeing boards where it’s clear a lot of effort went into the glass job and all the little touches, and to me, the contrasting pin lines on the deck and bottom are so subtle and killer. There’s also a small icon towards the nose on the bottom, but I’m not sure what it is and/or what it signifies.
I’m not sure who RJ is, but I sure hope he got some mileage out of this awesome Andreini single fin.