Lightning Bolt Single Fin Duo

Greetings, Shredderz! Today we’ve got a two-some from one of surfing’s most storied labels: the often imitated, never duplicated Lightning Bolt Surfboards. The histories of Lightning Bolt, Gerry Lopez, and Pipeline will forever be intertwined, and resumes don’t get any more sparkling than that. The Gerry Lopez-shaped Pipe gun — presumably surfed by Lopez with timeless grace at the world’s most famous surf spot — will long be many collectors’ version of the ultimate grail. That said, for all the talent Bolt’s Seventies roster boasted, incredibly, it was also matched by the team’s depth.

There are currently two different vintage Lightning Bolt surfboards listed for sale on Craigslist in Orange County. I wouldn’t categorize either as a top-shelf auction board, but that’s not the point. I see these sticks as evidence of the variety and quality of Lightning Bolt Surfboards’ offerings during the brand’s heyday.

Lightning Bolt Rory Russell Single Fin (Craigslist)

This board is super clean. It’s a Rory Russell Model, and I think it was shaped in the early Eighties. Whatever the exact date, I suspect the board came well after Russell’s more “classic” Seventies shapes.

I don’t have the history on West Coast Glassing, but I can only assume it was a glass shop located somewhere in California. Was this the same factory where the famous Mickey Munoz and Terry Martin California Bolts were shaped? Your guess is as good as mine. I have also seen variations on the Rory Russell Model, including some twin fins. Overall, I think it’s unlikely that the board was shaped by Russell himself.

No dimensions are listed, but according to a previous Craigslist post, it is 6’4″. The seller is asking $1,500 for the Rory Russell Model. I tend to think this is on the high end, and interpret this how you’d like, but the board has been listed for sale for a few weeks.

Lightning Bolt Darrell Beckmeier Single Fin (Craigslist)

This board is making its second appearance on Shred Sledz; click here for the original post (which, coincidentally, features a Lighting Bolt Rory Russell twin fin.) Beckmeier might not be one of the most recognizable shaper to pass through Lightning Bolt, but he’s got some co-signs from folks like Randy Rarick. Check out this video from an earlier auction, featuring a cool Beckmeier shape.

I think the Beckmeier board is absolutely gorgeous. It’s got a few nicks and scratches, but overall it looks to be in pretty good shape. I love the simple details on this one, whether it’s the glass on fin, or the contrasting logos on the deck and the bottom of the board. I think it’s likely this board was shaped somewhere in the mid-Seventies, making it more of a classic Bolt shape than the Rory Russell Model above.

The board is 6’6″ x 19 1/2″ and the seller is asking $950. This one has also been up for a few weeks, which might mean the price is on the high end.

Max McDonald EB5: Elevated Wing Bonzer

Greetings, Shredderz! Long time readers of the blog probably know by now there are few things I enjoy more than learning about influential shapers and craftsmen. This is especially true of those who aren’t necessarily household names. Today we have a sweet board shaped by Santa Barbara shaper Max McDonald. I had seen Max’s boards pop up on Craigslist every now and then, and I learned a bit more about McDonald’s career when I wrote an earlier post that featured his collaboration with the Campell Brothers. In the late Eighties, McDonald and the Campbell Brothers created a board called the EB5, which combined elements from both shapers. The E stands for McDonald’s elevated wing design, which was inspired by Sam Hawk and Dick Brewer’s winged boards from the Seventies; and the B5 refers to the five fin Bonzer shape invented by the Campbells.

The board pictured above is a Max McDonald EB5 that is currently listed for sale on Craigslist in San Diego. You can find the listing here. The board is 6.5″ x 20 1/2″ (thickness is not listed), and according to the seller it was likely shaped in 1990, shortly after the EB5 was first introduced.

The board has a ton of fascinating details. There are almost too many to list! Lucky for you, this is the best blog on the internet for over-analyzing vintage surfboards.

First, you don’t see a ton of non-Campbell Brothers Bonzers, especially from this era. I’m guessing that McDonald produced the EB5 under his own label, in addition to the boards that he shaped alongside the Campbell Brothers.

You can clearly see the elevated wing design in the picture above. There are also some interesting-looking channels that seem to run up the length of the board and create something that reminds me of an exaggerated tri plane hull design.

The tail itself is also unusual. I’m not sure how to describe it — a winged thumb tail, maybe? Regardless of what it’s called, it definitely looks cool and futuristic, a good thirty years after the board was first shaped.

There’s quite a bit of nose rocker on the board, as evidenced by the photograph above.

If you look closely at the photos from the listing, you’ll notice there’s small “epoxy” text beneath the Clyde Beatty logo. Beatty, in addition to producing his own shapes, was known for experimenting with various epoxy glassing techniques, particularly with underground Santa Barbara shaping legend John Bradbury.

As a bonus, here’s another cool Max McDonald five fin Bonzer. It’s not explicitly branded as an EB5 but it has the same fin setup as well as McDonald’s signature elevated wings. Check out the tail on this board, too.

I’m just blown away by all the details on this Max McDonald EB5. The longer I look at it, the more I notice, and the more questions I have. I would love to hear some background on the thinking behind the various design elements, and how they effect the actual ride of the board. Overall the EB5 strikes me as the product of a very detail-oriented and creative shaper, and if nothing else, it’s fun to look at. Oh, and the price is right too: the seller is asking $150 for the board. Here’s a link to the listing if you’re in the market.

Stussy Thruster: Artwork Galore

Greetings, Shredderz! If you’re a regular reader of the blog then you may already know that we like to examine Stussy surfboards at a level of detail that’s usually reserved for ancient texts and Renaissance art. It’s weird, I know. But hey — there’s a sweet Stussy surfboard for sale on eBay, and I don’t want to let anyone down by not giving it the usual Shred Sledz treatment.

The board is quite clearly a Stussy surfboard, but I believe it was actually shaped by Terry Martin. More on that later. In the meantime, the thing I dig most about the board is the artwork. Stussy is known for decorating his surfboards with tons of elaborate logos. This is but one of the many reasons they remain popular today.

The Stussy surfboard pictured above is a 6’6″ thruster, and I believe it was likely shaped in the late Eighties or early Nineties. I got the photos from the eBay listing, which can be found here. Don’t quote me on this one, but I want to say both the Double S Crown logo and the Rasta-inspired artwork can be found in “later” Stussy boards, versus ones from the early- to mid-Eighties.

The sheer amount of logos on the board might be overkill for some, but definitely not me.

What I love most are the tiny drawings sprinkled throughout. The martini glass logo you see above is small compared to the rest of the artwork on the board, but I like it just as much (if not more) than the more recognizable laminates.

And yes, even the glass-on fins have logos on them. I also love the stylized hand done lettering and Stussy’s inimitable copy: “Built for Those Livin'”, “When Itz Time to Relax”, “Positive Vibration Inna Rub a Dub Style”, etc.

This shit is art. Now, look: Shawn Stussy’s career certainly doesn’t need my stamp of approval. But I’m almost annoyed that his surfboards aren’t more valuable. The board you see above has been floating on eBay for over a week with no bites. And yet Kim Jones and Dior just based their latest collection on Stussy’s hand-drawn lettering, and vintage Stussy clothing is prized by collectors and streetwear aficionados. Even if the board wasn’t shaped by Stussy, as I suspect, I can’t believe that it can be had for less than $800. That’s a lot of money for a surfboard, I know. But how is this not modern art? What’s the difference between this board and, say, a pair of Stussy-designed Nike Dunks, other than the fact the sneakers cost $500 more? Now, I’m not buying it myself, so you would be justified in telling me to put my money where my mouth is. That said, I look at this surfboard and think of it as a unique creation from a notable artist. (I took exactly one art history course in college, so you’re not dealing with an expert here.) All that aside, though, the board and all the artwork look awesome, and I’d love to have it on display even if I didn’t surf.

It’s also worth mentioning that I believe the board was shaped by Terry Martin, and not Stussy himself. Martin is definitely no slouch himself; Surfer Magazine once estimated that he shaped more than 80,000 boards in his long and prolific career.

Here’s why I think the board was shaped by Martin. In the photo above you can see the laminate says “Design Concept Shawn Stussy.” I interpret this to mean that while Stussy “designed” the board, it wasn’t actually shaped by him. I have anecdotally heard that as the clothing brand began to pick up speed, Stussy shifted the surfboard production to Terry Martin. I don’t have proof of this, but I think there’s some good evidence suggesting the board wasn’t shaped by Stussy, at a minimum.

I say this because Stussy clearly signed many of his earlier shapes. See below for a few examples of some Stussy signatures.

The board pictured above is an Eighties Stussy thruster which I found on Surfboard Hoard. You can clearly see the signature, which appears to have been drawn by hand and in pencil. I believe it is under the glass as well. Note that it’s a signature and not a laminate or a logo.

Here’s another example of a Stussy signature, from an earlier board I wrote up, which remains one of the coolest Stussys I have ever seen.

As a rule of thumb, I don’t consider a board to be hand shaped by Stussy unless there is a clear handwritten signature on it, often in pencil and beneath the glass. Even so, it’s hard to put hard and fast rules in place, and I’m sure there are some exceptions floating out there.

You can check out the Stussy board on eBay here.

Bob Hurley for Windansea Surfboards

Greetings, Shredderz! There’s a Windansea Surfboards single fin currently listed for sale on Craigslist in the Inland Empire (of all places). You can find a link to the board here. It is a clean example of a classic Seventies single fin, but even better, the board was shaped by none other than Bob Hurley. The timing here is a bit ironic, given that Nike recently announced the sale of the Hurley brand to a decidedly non-core sounding company named Bluestar Alliance, representing the latest blow to the once-flush surfwear industry. And yeah, we’re getting a bit off topic now, but it’s worth remembering Bob Hurley’s remarkable career. By the late Nineties Hurley was already a surf industry fixture, having spent years running Billabong’s US business. But in the late Nineties Hurley stepped away from a comfortable perch at Billabong to strike out on his own, and later sold his eponymous brand to Nike for tons of cash. If nothing else, the man is an incredible entrepreneur, and one who took a huge risk when he had everything to lose.

Even better, before Hurley became a clothing magnate he was a well-regarded shaper in Orange County. Hurley shaped under a few labels, including his own Hurley Surfboards / International Pro Designs brand.

Hurley also shaped for a few other brands, including Lighting Bolt, and Hot Stuff Surfboards, where he shaped some of the Rabbit Bartholomew twin fin models in the US.

In the mid Seventies, Hurley also spent some time at Windansea Surfboards. I don’t know the exact years Hurley spent at the label, but we do know that in 1976 Hurley was churning out shapes for Windansea. I have a real soft spot for the rare and obscure brands where famous shapers got their starts, and the Hurley / Windansea combo definitely counts.

You don’t see a ton of Hurley’s Windansea Surfboards sticks floating around these days, much less ones in great condition. I’ve only seen a handful of Hurley Windansea boards, including one below, which was sold a little while back on eBay.

Of the Windansea Surfboards shaped by Bob Hurley that I have seen, all of them were signed on the deck in pen, like the board above. I don’t have a reliable way of identifying the boards otherwise, and I wouldn’t be surprised if there are some Hurley boards out there that he didn’t sign.

The board you see above is the Windansea Surfboards Bob Hurley single fin that’s currently for sale on Craigslist. As you can see, it’s in fantastic condition, especially considering its age. The board is listed for sale at $575. There are no dimensions listed on the ad, but according to an earlier listing, the board measures 6’11” x 20″ x 2.5″. Maybe I’m a bit salty because I missed out, but the Windansea stick you see here was actually listed on Craigslist over a week ago at a significantly cheaper price. That said, I can’t write about how much I admire Hurley for his business acumen and then get mad at some enterprising Craigslist sellers for leaping on a good opportunity.

Anyway, as you can see from the photos above, the Craigslist Windansea board is pretty stunning. I love the colors and by now you should know that I’m an absolute sucker for an original matching fin. I think the price is on the ambitious side, but on the other hand, at times I’m surprised there isn’t more of a market for Hurley’s shapes. As mentioned earlier, surf history will no doubt remember Hurley as one of the greatest businessmen the industry has ever seen. More importantly, Hurley had long since established himself as a respected shaper before he went on to helm not one but two all-time surf brands. I’m pretty neutral on the surf industry, but you have to respect the fact that all the big brands, whether it was Gordon Merchant at Billabong, Bob McKnight at Quiksilver, Richard Woolcott at Volcom, or Doug “Claw” Warbrick at Rip Curl, were all built by people who surfed, first and foremost. Bob Hurley is definitely in that category, and I can’t think of a better way to pay tribute to his career than by celebrating the handmade creations that started him off on his journey.

Dewey Weber Iggy Model

Greetings, Shredderz! Today we’ve got a quick hit for you, featuring an example of the famous Dewey Weber Iggy Model. The Iggy Model is the namesake of Harold “Iggy” Ige. Ige was a team rider and the head shaper at Dewey Weber for years, and he helped design some of the brand’s most famous boards, such as the Dewey Weber Performer. According to the Encyclopedia of Surfing, the Dewey Weber Iggy Model was introduced in 1966.

The Iggy Model you see here was posted to Craigslist recently. All the photos here are via the original Craigslist post. The original post has since been taken down, but there’s another post from the same seller offering a bunch of cool Sixties longboards.

I’ve documented a few of Ige’s shapes before here on the blog and Instagram, but both of the boards were for Ige’s The Surfboard Shaping Co label. The Dewey Weber Iggy Model is a classic longboard, and I thought it was worth documenting given that there aren’t too many photos of the board available online.

The seller was also kind enough to post some cool close up shots of the fin, one of which you can see directly above.

I was able to find a few other Dewey Weber Iggy Model boards online, one of which can still be found on Jamboards. It’s interesting to note that the Jamboards Iggy Model has a very different fin. The blue fin board also has double laminates on either side of the center stringer; the Jamboards example has a competition stripe and one laminate. See below for photos of the Iggy Model on Jamboards.

Surfing-Waves.com has photos of another Iggy Model with a blue fin that is similar to the fin design on the Craigslist board. The Surfing-Waves board also has the same dual-laminate setup.

Davenport Surfboards also has a cool writeup of another Dewey Weber Iggy Model, with some valuable information on the design of the board itself. Here’s what Davenport had to say about the Iggy Model:

Back in the 1960’s the Iggy model was way ahead of its time featuring an “S” deck profile, 60/40 rails in the tail and the famous scoop rocker that most 1960’s era Webers are famous for.

I can’t verify these details, but I tend to trust the description. I wish I had more details on the Iggy Model, but info is scant. Weber’s current webpage mentions the 1967 Iggy Model in a way that makes me wonder if there was something special about that particular board. At the very least, comparing the Jamboards example to the one featured at the top of the page, it seems like there were two separate fin designs. If you know more don’t hesitate to share!

1980 Stussy Twin Fin

Greetings, Shredderz! Today we’ve got an early example of a Stussy twin fin. The board featured here is currently for sale on Craigslist in Seal Beach, in northern Orange County. All of the photos in this blog post are via the listing, which you can find here.

According to the seller, the Stussy twin fin you see above was shaped in 1980, right about the time when Stussy left Russell Surfboards to strike out on his own. You’ll notice an early version of the Stussy script logo, which was later modernized and updated. The board is 5’10” and no other dimensions are given.

The board also sports some Einstein-inspired artwork, which you can clearly see in the photo above. I believe that artwork was done by Stussy, but I can’t be 100% sure without getting verification from someone closer to the process. What’s interesting to me is that the artwork looks quite different from other Stussy boards I have seen. See below for a random selection of Stussy graphics for comparison.

The graphics above seem much cleaner than the more sketch-like example on the twin fin featured in this post. Even the earliest Stussy boards I have seen have very fine and precise line work, whereas the Einstein artwork on the twin fin looks quite rough. See below for an example of a random early Stussy board (which I think pre-dates the Stussy label).

I don’t mean to cast doubts, but I am struck by the difference in the artwork on the twin fin versus the other examples provided in this post. Consider this an observation or a question more than anything else. I feel pretty confident in saying that it’s a genuine Stussy surfboard — I can’t imagine any other explanation, although I was recently fooled by a bad Skip Frye imitation in Australia — but I’d love to get an explanation from someone who’s more in the know. As always, if you have some ideas, hit me up. You can check out the listing for the Stussy twin fin here.

Morey-Pope Camel

Greetings, Shredderz! Here at Shred Sledz HQ we are big fans of the great Tom Morey. I’ve written up a number of Morey-Pope boards before, including a few different Camel variants, including the 3/4 Camel, the Sopwith Camel and the Camel Mini-Pepper. The Morey-Pope label, with its experimental designs and out there branding, is clearly the product of Tom Morey’s prolific and eccentric mind. Today we will be taking a peek at a cool Morey-Pope Camel — no crazy model names here, I’m afraid — that is currently listed for sale on Craigslist in San Diego. You can find a link to the Craigslist listing here.

The Morey-Pope Camel pictured above measures in at 7’0″ x 20 1/2″ x 3 5/8″. I’m guessing the Morey-Pope Camel surfboard was made in 1968 or 1969, but I can’t be sure.

I’ve said it before but it bears repeating: I love the little details on the Morey-Pope surfboards, particularly the small labels on the bottom near the fin box. As you can see there’s a script “Morey-Pope & Company” label running parallel to the box — W.A.V.E. Set, of course, which was invented by Morey — and then a number towards the tail. The Craigslist board is #352. Sadly, I don’t know anything about the numbering on Morey-Pope boards, but if you have more details please do drop me a line.

Last but certainly not least, the seller included an incredible 1969 ad for the Morey-Pope Camel which you can see above. Definitely click to enlarge — it is well worth a closer read. This ad goes into some detail on the different variants of the Camel, including the Sopwith Camel, the aforementioned 3/4 Camel, the King Camel (which I had never heard of before), and the Camel Gun. The board pictured above is a Camel Gun example. You can see the Craigslist board has a nearly identical circular patch near the center on the deck. In addition, the Camel Gun has a far more pulled in nose and tail, per the description on the ad.

The ad reminds me of everything I love so much about Morey-Pope, and by extension, Tom Morey. It’s insane to think that this ad is fifty years old. Yet before the proper shortboard had been invented Morey was thinking far ahead of the surfboard industry on things like measuring the volume of boards. The ad is an absolute trip, whether it’s the bonkers copy — can someone explain Pantographic Scaling to me? — or the sheer density of information contained within a two page spread. It gives you a small idea of what must have been going through Morey’s hyperactive mind during this particularly open-minded period of surfboard design in the late Sixties.

See below for another Morey-Pope Camel ad I posted a while back. And if you’re interested in the Camel gun featured above, check out the listing here.

Zephyr Surfboards Duo

Greetings, Shredderz! Today’s post won’t be very long and I apologize in advance for the poor quality of the photos. But any time a Zephyr Surfboard pops up, I’m contractually obligated to write about it here.

There are actually two Zephyr Surfboards currently listed for sale on Craigslist in Los Angeles. You can find a link to the original listing here. The seller is asking $15,000 for both boards. I happen to think that’s a tall order, but I’d rather focus on the boards. The first board is gorgeous, and it has a great Seventies airbrush, complete with a dolphin cavorting through the clouds. I know CR Stecyk did some airbrushes for Zephyr boards, but I have zero idea whether this is his artwork.

The second board being listed for sale is a bit on the funky side. I’m immediately drawn to the differences in the logos between the two boards. You’ll notice the airbrushed single fin at the top of the page is clearly a Zephyr board; the triple stringer single fin, pictured directly above, bears the “Jeff Ho Surfboards & Zephyr Productions” label. I’ve seen other early Jeff Ho boards without the Zephyr branding. Here’s an example of a Jeff Ho single fin I featured earlier (this was literally one of the first blog posts I wrote three plus years ago, so go easy.)

The triple stringer Zephyr board also comes with an interesting looking fin. I don’t know anything about the fin template, but to me it looks all original. The fin screw with the eyelet and the rope is definitely something I have seen from other Seventies sticks, too.

It’s also worth mentioning that I think these same exact boards were sold very recently via Surfing Cowboys. If you look at the Instagram post below, Surfing Cowboys claims they sold these two boards in September of this year. A price was not listed.

In addition, I was able to find a pic of the airbrushed board on Instagram.

I have no idea who owns the boards right now, or how they got there, but I think it’s worth mentioning to any prospective buyers.

You can check out the listing for these two Seventies Zephyr Surfboards single fins here.

Seventies Rick Surfboards Phil Becker Single Fin

Greetings, Shredderz! We’ve got a very quick hit for you today, but one worth your time nonetheless (I hope, anyway). Of all the defunct surfboard brands out there, Rick Surfboards is definitely one of my favorites. Rick is the namesake of the late, great Rick Stoner, who was an early business partner of Bing Copeland. For a quick primer on the Rick Surfboards label, check out this Deep Dive I wrote up a little while back.

Rick Surfboards is probably best known for its various longboard models. It’s hard to argue with this logic, given that Rick’s short history included the legendary UFO Model and a Barry Kanaiaupuni noserider, among others. That said, I have a real soft spot for Rick Surfboards classic Seventies single fins, many of which were shaped by Phil Becker.

The board you see here is a beautiful Rick Surfboards single fin that’s currently listed for sale on Craigslist in Los Angeles. You can find the listing here. (Note: I do not know the seller.) According to the seller, the board was purchased in 1976 from famed surf shop Val Surf. The seller claims to still have the original receipt for the board, although it’s not included on the listing. The board is 7’11” x 22″ x 3″.

I’ve heard that Phil Becker signed his boards with the year in which they were shaped (in this case, 1976), and the number after the hyphen represents a sequential number for the calendar year. In other words, if I’m correct, the Rick Surfboards single fin would be the 1,005th board Becker shaped during 1976. According to this LA Times article, that’s not even halfway through an average year for Becker, who apparently shaped 11 boards a day, to the tune of 2,500 every year.

I think this board is gorgeous, whether it’s the outline, the simple but striking red color, the blue resin pin line, and then the cool gradient graphics on the Rick Surfboards logo. As you can see, it’s in pretty good shape for a board that’s forty three years old, too. The seller is asking $900. On one hand, I get it — this is a beautiful vintage surfboard with plenty of pedigree. On the other, I think the price is a bit on the high end, but I certainly wouldn’t fault anyone for scooping up this shape. Check out the listing here if you’re interested.

Rip Curl Owl Chapman Single Fin

Greetings, Shredderz! Today we’ve got an unusual stick for you that represents one of my favorite corners of surf history: Australian / Hawaiian mash-ups. Last week’s Social Media Roundup featured MR and his collaborations with Ben Aipa on the latter’s famous sting. MR also recently posted an awesome photo of some boards he had worked on with Dick Brewer. Today’s post features a rad Owl Chapman single fin shaped under Rip Curl, the legendary Australian brand best known for its wetsuits. The photos of the board come courtesy of a reader who goes by Red Robo; give him a follow on Instagram if you’re into more pics of sweet Aussie sticks.

I’ve been told the photo above shows Owl shaping some boards during a 1977 visit to Torquay. I spent an appalling amount of time going through the Australian National Surfing Museum’s Facebook page to try and find the original version of the photo, but didn’t have any luck. Nonetheless, it’s clear that Chapman not only visited Australia multiple times, but also shaped boards during this time. Surf Research notes that Chapman shaped boards for Goodtime Surfboards during pit stops in the Seventies. The Vintage Surfboard Collectors group on Facebook has a couple of cool examples of Goodtime boards shaped by Owl. Here’s a ridiculous Goodtime / Owl board with a Shane Egan airbrush, which I posted about on Instagram below; and here’s another insane example of a Goodtime / Owl stick.

And if you still haven’t had your fill of Owl’s Australian collaborations, the cool folks at Von Weirdos sold a sweet single fin that Chapman shaped under Terry Fitzgerald’s Hot Buttered label.

The Owl Chapman board you see here is 6’6″ x 20″ x 2 3/4″. The board’s owner estimates the board was likely shaped in 1977. I also understand this board was a little shorter than what Chapman was usually shaping at the time, but it was crafted for smaller Bells Beach and other nearby Victoria breaks.

There are numerous references to Owl Chapman and Michael Peterson taking a road trip down to Bells Beach in 1977 after MP won the Stubbies contest. Cheyne Horan mentioned the trip in a recent Tracks writeup. A commenter in the Vintage Surfboard Collectors group referred to the trip as the “Fear and Loathing trip”, and given Chapman and Peterson’s reputations, it’s likely this is a tame description of what actually transpired. Apparently MP and Chapman concluded the road trip in Torquay, where they both shaped boards at the Rip Curl factory. I can’t say whether the board featured here in the post is one of them, but it’s definitely a cool story involving two of surfing’s all-time great characters.

It’s interesting to note the board has both a Rip Curl laminate on the bottom, as well as the classic Owl Chapman Underground logo on the deck. For my money, the Owl Chapman Underground laminate is one of the classics. You can see the board has also been clearly signed on the stringer.

I was able to find exactly two other Owl Chapman Underground Rip Curl surfboards. One is a wing pin on the Vintage Surfboard Collectors Facebook group; the other was featured on Facebook Marketplace. I have reproduced the photos of the Marketplace board above. It looks like someone might have made off like a bandit with that one; as far as I can tell the board was listed for a mere $100 on Facebook somewhere in Australia.

Thanks again to Red for sharing pictures of this awesome Rip Curl / Owl Chapman single fin!

Photo at the top of the page by Peter Crawford and found on Cargo Collective.