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5th February

Tony Anjo


Tony Anjo Shaper of Lightning Bolt 1970′s

Tony Anjo was one of the Lightning Bolt shapers of the 70′s, who relocated to Hilo.  During the prime time of Lightning Bolt Hawaii  during mid to late 70′s Lightning Bolt had a Stable of Hawaiian Shapers, one of which was Tony Anjo.  Tony also shaped under some other Labels such as Hawaii Surf Designs.  I have very little details and or stories of his tenure under each label,  But I’am  stoked to have acquired some of his mid to late 70′s works which represent a good cross section of Board Designs for small to large Hawaiian conditions.

KEY: O= Original, R= Repaired, RF= Refurbished. Condition of board rated: 1(worst)-10(best)


Board Dimensions
Length: 6′ 7″
Width: 19″ … Read More »



30th January

Petrillo

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PETRILLO

“When I first started working here around 1967, I was sitting on the floor playing poker with Frank.” TK explained. “He had been nicknamed Frog by that time. A guy walked in the door this particular day with two boards under his arms. They had no logos on them. One was a red one and the other blue and he wanted to sell them. Frog asked him where he had gotten the boards and he said I made them myself in my garage. They were really good boards and Frog liked them. Up to that point, The Frog House had only sold used boards and a few wetsuits (which were still relatively new product at the time).”

“The guy who brought the boards in was Frank Petrillo. So Frank “Frog” Jensen and … Read More »



15th January

The Tom Curren Band and Pat ” The Style Council” on Board Talk

Legendary Pat “The Style Council” from Santa Barbara, Ca talks about his personal handshape  Surfboard and fin foil. On a recent trip to Santa Barbara I was stoked to connect with Pat for a day on the beach to surf, catch up and talk story about life and his red beauty.  Pat is such a legend in my eyes on where he has been, traveled and his  general journey of life.  Up most respect to him and his dedication to the passion of riding and gliding on mother’s ocean.  In addition to my beach time, I hung out with the Currens of which I pulled out my latest toy, the Black Magic Pocket Cinema Camera.  It shoots a full sensor, 16m.   I have … Read More »



7th January

Double Double By Tyler Warren

Stoked to be the “assist” to the Inspiration of the DOUBLE DOUBLE by TW.   It was all or in part Inspired from our travels to Mexico in 2013 with Tom Curren.  TC had a bag of different blades of which was a TOMO Shooter he was ripping on.  Thus, TW decided to make his version of “what is to come” and i convinced T to build me one, 5’3″ x 18.75 x 2.5 (of which I have yet to ride, whaaaaa!!! see below) yes, terrible.  But  I also ordered one for my kid from Santa TW for 2013 Xmas (featured in the video) a 5’2″.   Tomo has inspired  a lot of people to stop and take notice on cutting out the fat and riding the meat.     Stay Tuned and informed … Read More »



2nd January

Union

UNION

Acid Splash Union Keel Twinnie.  I believe Union was based on the East coast .  I acquired this board out of the Nordine Collection and he acquired it from Pat Magee out of Texas.  This board either grows on you or bores on you.   But regardless, nice representation of what was and color work.  All original with the exception of some ding repairs.   This is in my pile of “Want to Ride” so stay tuned .  B

KEY: O= Original, R= Repaired, RF= Refurbished. Condition of board rated: 1(worst)-10(best)

Length: 6’5″
Width: 19 3/8″
Thickness: 2 1/4″
Condition: ???

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21st December

Santos

 

KEY: O= Original, R= Repaired, RF= Refurbished. Condition of board rated: 1(worst)-10(best)


Board Dimensions
Length: 6′ 3″
Width: 18″ 7/8
Thickness: 2″ 3/4I acquired this board from Ebay on an Estate Sale. Apparently the prior Collector of this Hawaiian Bolt died suddenly and his Estate was liquidating.  This is a Wayne Santos who was a 1st tear Bolt Shaper back in the day when Bolt was hot.  Like what we call today Ghost Shapers he was behind the scenes of  Lopez shaping under his label and surfing with the legend.  All original conditions, water tight, some sun fading on bottom tail, yet, deep orange / red with a vibrant blue bolt. This squash tail design was popular on those smaller days and town surf.  Signed by … Read More »



12th December

Bradshaw

Arguably the best big wave rider on the North Shore during the 80’s, along with contemporaries like Mark Foo, Darrick Doerner and Brock Lile, Ken Bradshaw lifted the bar on paddle-in big wave surfing. His exploits at Waimea Bay became legendary, and he climaxed his competitive career by winning the prestigious Duke Kahanamoku Surfing Classic in 1982, which launched his reputation as one of the North Shore’s best. Parlaying his notoriety to commercial success throughout the 80’s he was one of the top finishers in “ The Eddie” event when first held at Waimea Bay in 1986.

On January 28, 1998, Ken rode the biggest wave ever ridden in history on the North Shore of Oahu, Hawaii at an outer reef known as Outside Log Cabins. This wave was considered to be in excess of 85 feet. That … Read More »



9th December

Tom Carey out takes on Surfboardline.com Plug-ins.

A Couple years back I ask Tom if he wanted to earn some extra $$ while on the road to get some Surfboardline.com Plug-ins with the pro’s during down time. He agreed and here are a couple he delivered to me while traveling in Mexico a few years back. I came across them while organizing my shit recently and I thought I would share them with you. Tom, I still have to pay you for these,

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7th December

Robert August

The August family moved to the Southern California coastline from Arizona during the early part of the 20th Century. The youngest of two sons, Orall W. August was a CIF swimming champion at Long Beach High School. Since his school’s athletic facilities included an Olympic style pool, super-star Olympian, Duke Kahanamoku, (the Michael Phelps of that era,) would train there for the upcoming Games. The Duke befriended young O. W. (later to be known as ‘Blackie’) and introduced him to the sport of surfing, bestowing upon him a liberal dose of the Aloha Spirit in the process.

Orall August had to drop out of high school to help his family through the tough economic circumstances of the times. By now an experienced waterman, he would camp out at Palos Verde Cove for days on end, fishing and diving … Read More »



2nd December

60+ Seconds with Noa Deane’s Mexico Quiver 2013

I was privileged to tag along with Morgan Maassen and Noa on a couple of surf sessions in Mexico this last summer.  Noa is one of the few up in coming kids that has the complete package of ” what was” and ” is”  today in the surf world.  What I mean is he gets his hands dirty and get’s himself in the shaping room and not only designs and shapes his own surfboards but also gets involved in the design and making of his fins that go on his boards. Inspired by his old man, Wayne Deane, he has learned the Old School Way.   Noa not only is stoked on his personal designs and makings but has such pride of riding what was in simple single concave single fin flyers and the such. You don’t come across to many … Read More »




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Tony Anjo Shaper of Lightning Bolt 1970′s

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Petrillo

BACK TO BUGGS’ GALLERY

PETRILLO

“When I first started working here around 1967, I was sitting on the floor playing...