I picked up this cosmic creature at the Longboard Collectors Club in June @ the Mahe Restaurant, Seal Beach. For sure, this one is a backyard shaped board while on the best hallucinogens. The board comes complete with galactical artwork, step, and channels.
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I scored this clean early 80’s single fin Hydro Sport surfboard by Jim Fuller. The stringer reads, “82 – 621 shape Jim Fuller”. Dating back to the 1970’s, Jim Fuller was a renowed shaper and also a mentor to Matt Biolos, founder of …Lost Surfboards. For more information about Fuller, Surfing Magazine acknowledges his career and contribution to surfboard shaping http://www.surfingmagazine.com/news/surfing-pulse/022504_rip/
Check out my Youtube Video of this board:
With all of the machine groomed surfboards of the modern era of surfing, it’s questionable what will board collectors collect 20 years from now. My prediction will be surfing professional’s experimental boards, like Kelly Slater, that were hand shaped with alternative materials, fin set-ups, etc… For now, we can only enjoy the journey.
In the past ten years or so, it is clear that veteran surfboard shapers have been revisting their old designs from the 60, 70’s and 80’s. Today, you can visit any surfshop and pick-up a retro board that reflects a blend of old and new outlines and materials. Check out the similarities and differences of an 80’s Al Merrick Quad (video) and a 2008 Al Merrick Retro Quad (pics).
2008 Al Merrick Retro Quad, 6’2″, 19 1/8″, & 2 1/2″
If you’re heading to Oahu for the winter season, take a break from the crowded North Shore and slide into old town Kailua. Fellow vintage surfboard collector, Kenny Lum, just opened Blazin Steaks Bar and Grill. You can order a steak, a cold beer and check out Kenny’s vintage board collection on display including 5’10” Lazor zap with original fin signed by Cheyne, 5’11” McCoy Cheyne Horan model single fin, 6′ Lightning Bolt by Ron House, and a 6’2″ Town and Country single fin by Dennis Pang.
BLAZIN STEAKS BAR AND GRILL
43 Oneawa Street
Kailua HI 96734 ph.808-262-STKS