Greetings, Shredderz! Here’s another installment of the Weekend Grab Bag. All the board featured below are listed for sale on the internet as of publishing time. We’ve got a few cool ones for you, headlined by a Bill Shrosbree diamond tail single fin, and some bright Florida sticks. Keep reading for the full rundown.
8’1″ Sunset Surfboards Bill Shrosbree Single Fin (Somewhere in San Diego)
I love the diamond tail outline on this sweet Sunset Surfboards single fin shaped by Shros. Do I wish it were in perfect condition? Sure. But at $200, you’re looking at a substantial ROI when measuring in terms of fun. For all the time I spend writing about historically significant and/or collectible boards, when it comes to the vintage boards I personally like to collect and ride, it’s stuff like this Shros: reasonably priced (if not downright cheap), shaped by well regarded though unhyped craftsmen, and with plenty of life left. This is listed somewhere that’s not Craigslist in San Diego.
Assorted MTB Boards (Craigslist Space Coast)
Donald Takayama is best known for the boards he produced under his own name and the Hawaiian Pro Designs label (which I’m pretty sure are one and the same.) He also had some stints at lesser known brands, including Surfing’s New Image, based out of San Diego; and as the middle initial in MTB Surfboards. As far as I can tell, Takayama didn’t shape many of these MTB boards, and I think at some point MTB migrated east to Florida, where it produced most of its boards. These 80s MTBs channel the maximalist aesthetic that Echo Beach labels like Schroff and Wave Tools made famous in California during the same era, and they always look so cool. Check out the outrageous airbrush, and the totally unnecessary yet also awesome double Clark Foam laminates at the tail.
Andries San Diego Single Fin (Craigslist Orange County)
Here’s a beautiful winged pin single fin from Andries San Diego. I have never heard of the label before, so if you have more details, I’d love to hear them. The board measures 7’10” x 22″ x 3 1/2″ (approx) and has down rails. This thing looks like it has paddle power for days and at $450 it’s priced nicely as something you can ride and not feel bad about beating up.