O’Neill Longboard, “The Ugly”, & More: Weekend Grab Bag

Greetings, Shredderz! I don’t know if it’s a long weekend for you, but it is for me, and so we’re going to go ahead and publish this installment of the Weekend Grab Bag. There are some other rules that we don’t mess around with, though — namely, as of publishing time, all of the boards listed below have to be listed for sale somewhere online. We’ve got an eclectic bunch for you this week, including a lovely Josh Martin single fin, two classic 60s longboards, and a Herbie Fletcher square nose. Keep reading for the full rundown.

8’6″ Josh Martin Single Fin (Craigslist San Diego)

This is a beautiful looking board. If you don’t follow Josh Martin on Instagram, you really should. Martin is the son of longtime Hobie shaper Terry Martin. Craftsman is a term that gets thrown around a lot, but it’s an appropriate description of the younger Martin. He builds everything from doorknobs made from resin to a custom camper for his pickup truck to surfboards, of course. If you get any satisfaction whatsoever from watching someone make something with their own two hands, give Martin a follow. Anyway, the board above is an 8’6″ single fin with a gorgeous glass job courtesy of the Waterman’s Guild.

10’2″ Con Ugly from 1967 (Craigslist Orange County)

I’ve previously featured an old Con Surfboards ad for “The Ugly” model, but this is the first time I’ve ever seen high quality photos of the board. According to the seller, this example of “The Ugly” model is 10’2″ x 23″ x 3″ and it is all original, shaped in 1967. I love the tapered high density foam stringer and I’m very curious to hear how this one might ride.

10’2″ O’Neill Longboard (Craigslist San Luis Obispo)

O’Neill doesn’t do much in the way of surfboards any more, but I always like seeing examples of the venerable Santa Cruz label’s boards from the 60s. This one has a gorgeous outline, a triple stringer setup, and a beautiful D fin. The board looks like it’s in fantastic shape given its age. The O’Neill lettering on the bottom might be a bit much for some folks but I happen to think it’s a cool touch.

8’6″ Herbie Fletcher Square Nose Mini Longboard (Craigslist New York)

Yeah, I featured this Herbie Fletcher square nose in the last edition of the Grab Bag, but I just love how these boards look, and this time around I’m including a photo. Cosmetically speaking, this one isn’t in great shape, but I always dig seeing ’em nonetheless. It looks pretty similar to another Fletcher square nose board I wrote up a little while back.

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