The Last Weekend Grab Bag of 2021

Greetings, Shredderz! It’s the last Weekend Grab Bag of the year. 2021 has been a strange year, to say the least, but if there has ever been a time to be thankful for surfing and the respite it provides, it’s now. Anyway, I’m assuming you’re here for some rad vintage sticks and not some philosophical musings, so we’ll get on with it. Keep scrolling for a selection of boards currently listed for sale online, because it’s never too late (or early) to buy presents for yourself.

6’4″ Liddle Thruster (Craigslist San Diego)

There’s no price listed for this Liddle thruster, but hey, I always think it’s cool to feature Liddles that fall outside the scope of his displacement hulls. (Side note: I try to say nothing if I don’t have anything nice to say, but there’s currently a, uh, well-used Liddle hull on CL with a price that is offensive. I won’t link to it, but you can find it if you need something to get worked up about. Edit: upon closer look, the listing is definitely a joke, but sadly not that far off from the reality out there.) If you like to nerd out about surfboard laminates, I love seeing the smaller version of the Liddle logo on his older boards.

9’6″ Surfboards Hawaii Longboard (Craigslist Kauai)

I’ll admit, I’m cherry picking the photos here, as the bottom of the board is a bit worse for wear, and the fin still needs to be reattached. That said I’m a sucker for original Surfboards Hawaii boards. The description says it’s shaped by Brewer but I for one am suspicious (and I don’t know that there’s any way to definitively make that judgment, though I definitely don’t know everything.) I’ve heard that the Surfboards Hawaii boards that have Encinitas in the laminate, like the example above, were shaped in California, which would make sense. Regardless, 60s logs are rad no matter what, and especially from such a storied label. The simple black competition stripe takes an already classy board and elevates it to another level.

9’6″ John Peck Penetrator (Craigslist Kauai)

I just ran a John Peck ad a few days ago, and lo and behold, one of Peck’s signature designs showed up on Craigslist. Note: the ad was for Peck’s Morey-Pope model. Peck continues to shape his Penetrator design to this day, under his own name (hence the lack of Morey-Pope logos, etc.) I have no clue when this one was shaped, but as you can see it’s quite similar to the original. According to the seller, the board was shaped specifically for waves in Hanalei, and as a result it’s narrower than what you’d expect from a standard Penetrator. I wish I had some expertise on this board I could share but hopefully I get to ride one of them sooner rather than later.

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