Single Fin Sunday

Greetings, Shredderz! We’ve got another edition of the Weekend Grab Bag for your perusing pleasure. All of the boards featured below are currently listed for sale as of publishing time. There’s an eclectic selection of single fins for sale this Sunday, including offerings from Channel Islands, Wave Tools and more. Keep reading for more.

6’4″ 70s Wave Tools Sting (???)

I’m not going to link to the location of this board, but it’s somewhere on the internet. Shout out to KC for sending me this cool and colorful specimen. I’ve written up a few 70s Wave Tools boards on the blog, and I love seeing these somewhat early examples from the label that pre-date its Echo Beach heyday. This board is in need of a little TLC but as the seller points out, I think it’s a great candidate for a tasteful resto job.

5’11” Bill Shrosbree Sunset Single Fin (Craigslist San Diego)

Here’s a rad stick in pretty good shape, all things considered. Shaped by the legendary Bill “Shros” Shrosbree. The old school Sunset logos are some of my favorites. I particularly love the laminates on the rails. And check out that beak nose, too. This is also a great reminder that the venerable Sunset Surfboards label has been revived by San Diego shaper Todd McFarland. Check out the new Sunset Surfboards on Instagram here.

6’11” 70s Channel Islands Single Fin (Craigslist Orange County)

I’m still amazed that there isn’t more of a cult around vintage Channel Islands boards. When it’s all said and done Al Merrick has to be on the Mount Rushmore of surfboard shapers, no? Admittedly this is a knee jerk reaction, but between CI’s sustained success and the insane roster of pros Merrick has collaborated with over the years — Slater and Curren, just for starters! — he’s secured his place in history. This stick has been around on Craigslist for a few weeks, and the $350 price tag seems reasonable. Your guess is as good as mine as to whether or not it was shaped by Al himself. I’ve written two posts trying to understand his signatures, but all we have on this one is a small hand drawn fish design.

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