The greatest competitor of California’s Golden Age and surfing’s first real pro, five-time US Surfing Champion (1966-’70) Corky Carroll is also famous as a surf instructor, an author, a recording artist, a TV ad personality and a surfboard salesman. This animated, witty and talented rider was as famous for his mouth as he was for his huge surf knots. Throughout those years, Carroll was at the forefront of developments in surfing equipment. His Hobie Mini Model, introduced in 1967, was the first production shortboard in America, and his Deadly Flying Glove model furthered the evolution. He was one of the first to convert to twin fins in 1971 and was featured in a number of surf films in the ’60s and ’70s, including MacGillivray-Freeman’s Five Summer Stories. Today, he works a record number of part-time gigs, including designing surfboards, retail surfboard sales and writing a column for The Huntington Beach Wave. He runs the Corky Carroll Surf School — headquartered at Bolsa Chica State Park with trips to places like Puerto Vallarta and Costa Rica
KEY: O=Original, R= Repaired, RF= Refurbished. Condition of board rated: 1(worst)-10(best)
Length: 6′ 8″
Width: 20″ 3/4
Thickness: 2″ 1/2
This was a unique acquisition. While I was on summer vacation in Palm Springs, Ca I came across this Board located in the desert. IT is amazing how certain boards make themselves inland far, far from the ocean. Sad, yet most are being preserved for us treasure hunters. :). This Corky C Space Ship Stick was a golden find. I love the deck airbrush. Some sun tanning, but overall condition good. All original, some minor small dings, original fin. Great Find. (o) 7/10.