A follower of TheVintageSurfboard scored a Eberly Bolt in Santa Cruz. Check out his story and pics.
I was taking a group of children with disabilities for a surf at Cowell’s, Westside Santa Cruz when a young man walked by with a Lightning Bolt. By the way he carried the board and the wax free deck, I could tell he was new to surfing. I chatted with him and asked if he wanted to sell the board. He said he wanted to trade it for a longboard to learn on. My neighbor gave me a 9’2″ beater to trade with the fellow and a deal was made the following week.
Now, the 6 foot Tom Eberly, single fin, rounded pintail is mine. It is pretty beat up and dinged but straight with a cleal Rainbow fin. The template and foil of the board are quite full with the volume carried all the way out the rail. Clearly a lot of foam for a 6’0″. I would guess it to be from the end of the single fin era, 1980?
Steiny, Santa Cruz
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Thank You – Kris