Occy’s Famous 1984 Rusty, Transition Era Magic & More

Greetings, Shredderz! Welcome to the latest installment of the Weekend Grab Bag. Here’s a summary of some cool boards that are all currently listed for sale online as of publishing time. We’ve got an eclectic bunch for you today, including a 30 year anniversary reissue of Occy’s famous Rusty shortboard, a late 60s Gordon & Smith single fin, and some more odds and ends. Keep reading for the full list:

Rusty x Billabong x Occy “1984” Reissue (Craigslist Orange County)

In 2014 Billabong and Rusty released a limited run of 100 “1984” Occy models to mark the 30th anniversary of Occ’s legendary run on a 6’2″ Rusty. Here’s board #4 — signed and numbered by Preisendorfer — and honestly I’m surprised it’s still up for grabs. Asking price is $800, which is below the original 2014 retail price, if I recall correctly. According to the seller the board has never been surfed and it has been stored in a temperature controlled garage all these years. I happen to think this is a bargain, and I feel like these limited 1984 models could be worth more in a few years, but I also thought Bitcoin was dumb as hell when I first heard about it, so the moral of the story is I’m not a good source of investment advice, vintage surfboards or otherwise.

Gordon & Smith Magic Model (Craigslist New York)

The G&S Magic has my vote for one of the best board laminates of all time. Even if you’re not in the market for this board it’s worth checking out the listing for some great photos of a Transition Era stick. This board has a modern fin box installed into the original W.A.V.E. Set box, so if you’re in the market for something unusual to ride, this ticks the boxes. It’s always a trip to see the details on these late 60s shapes. The rocker shot in particular is wild.

10′ Encinitas John Kies Longboard (Craigslist San Diego)

This isn’t a vintage board, but it’s a reasonably priced longboard from a well regarded San Diego shaper. There’s some nice craftsmanship going on here, too — check out the double resin pin lines on the deck and the wooden tail block. It’s a whole lot of foam (10′ x 23 1/4″ x 3 1/8″) for $600, which seems pretty reasonable to me.

Miscellaneous Boards

  • 7’4″ Wave Tools Single Fin (Craigslist Hawaii). I really dig these pre-Echo Beach Wave Tools boards. This one has a beautiful red color and a killer glass on wooden fin.
  • A random stash of vintage fins (Craigslist Orange County). They may not ride great, but I’ll always love the look of these older fins.
  • 8’6″ Herbie Fletcher Square Nose (Craigslist New York). I posted about this one on my IG the other day. Maybe a bit pricey, and we’ll see what the market is for niche mini noseriders in New York, but what a cool stick.
  • To continue the square nose theme, here’s a gorgeous Tyler Hatzikian Magneato (Craigslist Santa Cruz).
  • Last but not least we have a 6’9″ 70s Channel Islands single fin (Craigslist Santa Barbara). I always love seeing these vintage CIs.

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