Greetings, Shredderz! It is a stupendously sunny Saturday here in California. What better way to enjoy the weekend than by window shopping for some surfboards you definitely don’t need? We’ve got some cool boards for this installment of the Weekend Grab Bag, including a 60s log by Del Cannon (RIP), a funky alaia from Scott Anderson & Josh Farberow and a few others. As always, keep scrolling for pics and links.
9’6″ Windansea Surfboards “El Producto” Model (Craigslist Santa Barbara)
I had never heard of the El Producto Model before, and I didn’t know Del Cannon shaped for the label, either. (Update: the Craigslist post was incorrect. The El Producto Model was shaped by a gentleman by the name of Dan Calohan, hence the “DC”. Thanks to Doug for setting the record straight!) It’s a classic 60s log with an absolutely gorgeous fin. Asking price is $1,500, which I find a little steep, but I’m here to admire boards, not complain about prices.
7’8″ Natural Progression Single Fin (Craigslist Los Angeles)
This one is very reasonably priced at $400, and I’d imagine it will probably get snapped up pretty soon. The seller says it was shaped by Robbie Dick but I respectfully disagree. The signature looks like Phil Becker. Check out this Instagram post for another Phil Becker-shaped NP, for example. Dims are 7’8″ x 19 1/4″ x 2 3/4″.
6’0″ Scott Anderson Josh Farberow Slide and Glide Alaia (Craigslist Los Angeles)
Now this is a wild looking surfboard! I don’t know much about this model, and I don’t recall ever seeing one before. The curves and concaves on the bottom look so cool. I imagine it was made to go very fast down the line. Even if it doesn’t, it’s definitely a conversation starter.
Online records show, in 1967, Windansea released the El Producto model and at that time, a shaper with them by the name of Dan Calohan. In defense of the seller, the Del Cannon reference was sourced from the prior owner and unwittingly passed along. The board is numbered 967 with initials DC and sports an exceptional fin from the era. (Sold at appropriate value.)
Thank you for the info! I’ll update the blog post