Mike Purpus for Jacobs Surfboards

Greetings, Shredderz! Today we’ve got a very cool Transition Era ad for Jacobs Surfboards, featuring none other than South Bay legend Mike Purpus. Purpus once posed for Playgirl Magazine, so this ad is just a tad more abstract. Not only do I dig the visuals, but the copy is great, too. Reading the copy gives the reader a sense of the change that was reshaping surfing and board design in the late Sixties. It must have been an incredibly exciting time. Got this post via @vintage_surf_ads on Instagram. Sadly the account hasn’t been active for years, but there’s still a bunch of great stuff that’s still up. For more on Jacobs Surfboards’ Mike Purpus V Model, check out this earlier post.

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