Morey-Pope Sopwith Camel, Phil Becker Deep Cuts & More

Greetings, Shredderz! Welcome to the latest installment of the Weekend Grab Bag. Per Grab Bag rules, all the boards featured here are listed for sale as of publishing time. We’ve got a pretty eclectic group of single fins, ranging from some classic 70s shapes to some truly weird stuff from Tom Morey’s uninhibited imagination. Keep scrolling for more.

Morey-Pope Sopwith Camel (Craigslist Hawaii)

Shred Sledz is and will always be a pro-Tom Morey blog. Here’s a cool 7’3″ Morey-Pope Sopwith Camel, likely shaped sometime around 1968 / 1969. The board is by no means in perfect shape but I personally enjoy every opportunity I get to check out Morey-Pope’s output from the Transition Era.

70s Sunline Single Fin (Craigslist Los Angeles)

Like one of the boards I posted last week, I believe there’s a great chance this could be a Phil Becker shape. I’m not sure on the full story behind the Sunline Surfboards label, but of the ones I have seen, there have been a handful shaped by Becker. Dave Hollander, who was later Phil’s co-founder at Becker Surf, did the beautiful pin lines. See below for a Rick board with very similar pin lines. Finally, I posted this Sunline single fin earlier on Instagram; check out the IG post for some more shots of the huge fin box.

7’0″ Wilderness Edge Board 2+1 (Craigslist Ventura)

Last but not least we’ve got a cool Wilderness 2+1 edge board, inspired by George Greenough. I’m guessing this was shaped by Bob Duncan. According to the listing the board is from the early 80s. This strikes me as a little early, given the thruster was invented in early 1981, but it’s a cool board nonetheless. Love the bright green high density foam stringer and I’m always down with an oversized Clark Foam laminate.

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