Category: Vintage Boards


13th March

Bushman

Jeff Bushman started shaping surfboards in Ventura, California during the 1970’s. He shaped boards as a hobby, and, according to the Surftech website, claimed to have shaped 3,000 surfboards before he saw another person make one. In 1982 he took on the name Cyclone Surfboards and shaped surfboards wherever he traveled.

In 1988, Bushman moved to the North Shore of Oahu to put his surfing and shaping skills to the ultimate test. Bushman says, “The best surfers and the best shapers live in Hawaii, and so I went there to see if I was up to it.” He has since shaped 31,000 surfboards to date and has shaped for big names including current team rider Pancho Sullivan, Shawn Briley, Tamayo Perry, Jack Johnson, Luke Egan, and Mick Lowe. Ross Clarke-Jones won the 2000 Eddie Aikau Invitational … Read More »



13th March

Buttons Hawaii

Boards were plenty small by the ’70s, but surfers had yet to make sense of the new equipment. Ideas of what could be accomplished on a wave were changing with each passing swell. Staying ahead of this revolution meant paddling into every session with an open mind, an ability to erase all preconceived notions. The leading force of change was a pack of young Hawaiians, none more exuberant or spontaneous than the one they called Buttons. – from surfline.com

www.buttonssurfschool.com

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


Board Dimensions
Length: 5′ 11″
Width: 19″ 1/2
Thickness: 2″1/2

Not Vintage Yet only a limited of these were built as  the business model folded.  Of the few that were built cool … Read More »



12th March

Infinity

The first Infinity Surfboard was shaped in 1970. It is a 7′ balsa single fin with #1 proudly printed on the tail. It has never been ridden but hangs as a memorial on the wall. Since that time, more than 30,000 surfboards have been carefully created. They on the other hand, have taken the drop and drawn every possible line that perhaps 35,000 or more riders could think of. The shapers at Infinity, Steve and Dan Boehne, Larry Cobb, and Ryan Engle take a lot of pride in the heritage that they bring to each shape. Steve, who taught the rest of the crew the many lessons in sculpting foam, shaped and glassed his first board in 1960 at the age of 13.

Steve discovered surfing in 1959. His first board was a balsa Velzy -Jacobs. He surfed Torrance Beach and … Read More »



11th March

Town and Country

In 1971, Craig Sugihara founded Town and Country Surf Shop. The Beginnings of this venture were humble – an old barbershop in Pearl City, Hawaii served as the original storefront. Fueled by an unrestrained passion for surfing and initial start-up capital of $3,000.00 Town & Country has evolved into a multi-faceted surf company and has solidified its position as a worldwide industry icon. Words by www.TCSurf.com

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


Board Dimensions
Length: 7′ 8″
Width: 19″
Thickness: 2″7/8

I dig this piece. Hawaiian mini-gun. Note: No leash plug. laminated fiberglass foam glassed in fin.  Glen Minami shape mid 70′s. I would love to ride this at mid-size sunset. All original with … Read More »



11th March

Harbour

Harbour Chronicles – A Life in Surfboard Culture is an exhibition of Rich Harbour’s life work, 50 years of surfboard shaping and surf shop operation that spans the modern era of surfing’s history. Opening February 13 and running until April 9 at the Frank M. Doyle Art Pavilion on the Orange Coast College campus in Costa Mesa, the exhibition will be one of the most ambitious presentations of surf culture ever mounted, featuring more than 40 significant surfboards and a myriad of vintage images and objects including rare photographs, vintage clothing and many of Harbour’s original shaping tools.

www.harboursurfboards.com

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


Board Dimensions 
Length: 8′ 7″ 
Width: 19″ 
Thickness: 3″ 1/4

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11th March

Sebastian Inlet

Does Anyone out there know the history of Sebastian Inlet Surfboards?  As I could not find anything. Please share and I will update this page. –  Buggs.


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


Board Dimensions 
Length: 6′ 11″ 
Width: 19″5/8 
Thickness: 2″ 7/8

This is a rare ALL ORIGINAL BOLT. Never ridden, bad ass wood glassed in fin. Note: No leash plug, holes etc. Board was shaped in the mid 7o’s. I bought this from Mark Troutman out of Texas. Bitchen Multiple Bolt Lams, Rail Bolt Pin lines, Red Tint airbrush , (o) 9.5/10


Board Dimensions 
Length: 5′ 11″ 
Width: 22″ 1/4 
Thickness: 2″ 5/8

Cool 1980′s Twinnie. Bot this from Vintagesuboards.net.  I cleaned it up … Read More »



10th March

Hobie

Hobie began by building beautiful 9-foot balsawood icons for his friends. A couple of years and 40 tons of sawdust later, Hobie opened up Southern California’s first surf shop in Dana Point, California. Then in 1958 Hobie and his buddy Gordon “Grubby” Clark (as in Clark Foam) began experiments making surfboards out of foam and fiberglass. Hobie’s lineup virtually comprises the surfing hall of fame; Joey Cabell, Phil Edwards, Corky Carroll, Gary Propper, Peter Pan, Mickey Munoz, Joyce Hoffman and Yancy Spencer among many, many others. The shaping innovations and meticulous attention to detailed perfection are still Hobie trademarks and the Hobie Surf Team still strikes fear among their competitors.

- Words by www.Hobie.com

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

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10th March

Wave Tools

Lance is the same shaper from the 70′s that shaped all of the Wave Tools boards. He started shaping in 1969. Lance originally made Hot Lip Surfboards. In the early 80′s his neon boards dotted the coast for miles spilling out from the Eco Beach scene. He was shaping there in the early 80′s when an aggressive surfing style began to change the way people rode waves. He taught guys like Mike Estrada to shape. His son Richie Collins started shaping because of his father. He watched him as a little boy and wanted to be just like him. Richie shaped most of the boards he rode on the World Surfing Tour.

www.wavetoolsurfboards.com

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

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9th March

Wind & Sea

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


Board Dimensions
Length: 6′ 1″
Width: 20″ 1/2
Thickness: 2″ 3/8

This 80′s Tri-Fin I aquired thru ebay. The classicwinger square tail shape was common for this period. Note the channels, not so common. Glassed in foam layed up fiber-glassed fins with the classic W&S Lam. Yellow tint bottom with resin pin line. All original with classic nose guard and track-top pad.
(o) 7/10


Board Dimensions
Length: 6′ 1″
Width: 20″
Thickness: 2″ 3/4

This is one of my favorite 70′s pieces. as it reflects the vibrant colors of that time. I love the color combo along with the classic floral W&S Lam. All original, just had … Read More »



8th March

Carl Hayward

Carl Hayward was a legendary pro-surfer, master surfboard shaper, business owner, friend and mentor. Though it was before my time, he was one of the innovators of the Rocket Fish design. Carl was a unique man with a world class gift for riding waves and making surfboards. His amazing surfing talents were overshadowed by a strong silent faith that represented his savior most accurately. A man with no apparent personal agenda, other than solving problems and giving other people credit, Carl would encourage and support his friends and enemies equally in pursuit of worthy accomplishment.

www.carlhayward.com

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


Board Dimensions
Length: 6′ 11″ 
Width: 19″ 3/8
Thickness: 2″ 3/8

This is a … Read More »




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