Three Vintage Skips

Greetings, Shredderz! There are a few cool vintage Skip Frye surfboards for sale right now, representing an interesting cross section of templates, and with some cool little details, too. Check ’em out below.

9’2″ Skip Frye Single Fin (Craigslist San Diego)

Not sure which model this is, and I even featured it a few months ago. The board is back (though this time around it’s listed at 9’2″, not 9’1″). Love the lizard artwork.

8’4″ Thruster Egg (Craigslist San Diego)

This board has seen better days for sure, but it’s still rideable, and it’s still a Skip Frye! Check the Pacific Surf Glas (sic) laminate on the bottom. And while we’re on the topic of lams, how rad are the mini versions on the deck? Love the triple hit right under the main set of wings, and don’t miss the last one just north of the leash plug.

8’4″ Single Fin (Craigslist San Diego)

The seller (who I believe is also selling the 8’4″ egg above) refers to this one as a square tail, but I think that’s incorrect. “The Caretaker of Intangible Ingredients“, which remains the best Skip Frye article ever written, refers to the squaretail as a traditional longboard based off Skip’s first model for Gordon & Smith, which debuted in 1966. This to me looks like a Gypsy, another board Skip developed in conjunction with G&S, this time in 1976.

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