Greetings, Shredderz! Lately I have been gravitating towards boards that I know I’m gonna ride. I haven’t lost my interest in historically interesting boards, but if I’m laying out cash — and more importantly, garage space — it’s gotta be something I’m surfing regularly. This ultra clean Rick Surfboards Noserider model ticks both boxes: it’s the rare collector’s item that pulls double duty as a reliable rider, too. The Noserider is part of the label’s highly regarded run of 60s longboard models, which include the UFO, the Dru Harrison Improvisor, Barry Kanaiaupuni’s original signature shape and more.
I personally haven’t had the opportunity to ride any of these 60s Rick boards myself, and I should also add I’m not the most talented test pilot, either. That said, I’ve heard consistent feedback over the years raving about how Rick longboards have stood the test of time from a performance standpoint.
This Rick Surfboards Noserider recently sold on eBay. All of the photos in this post are from the original listing, which you can find here. The listing’s title indicates the board is 10′, but the description claims the board is actually 9’6″.
I believe the Rick Surfboards Noserider model was shaped in the mid 60s. A knowledgeable friend guesses the board pictured here was likely shaped sometime between 1965 and 1967.
This old Swaylocks thread has some good intel on the Noserider model, but as always, it’s hard to independently verify a lot of the claims made there. The Swaylocks thread has some solid pics of another Noserider model with concave in the nose and a scooped deck in the tail. A comment in the thread indicates that the Noserider has 50/50 rails and a rolled bottom, too.
Overall the board is in great shape. It’s not perfect but it’s just about all you could ask considering its age. It looks stunning, too. I particularly love the stringer and the tail block, and it’s cool to see what I believe is an original fin in such good condition.
The board sold for $1,939.39, even with requiring pickup from somewhere in Pennsylvania. Initially I was surprised to see the price, but given the popularity of the Rick Surfboards Noserider as both a collectible and a functional shape, it makes a lot of sense. This is definitely one of the cleaner Noserider models I’ve seen listed for sale, and I hope whoever scored this one takes it for a spin.