Corky Carroll

Corky Carroll

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)



Board Dimensions
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.

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  • Kloweree

    i have i 1969 hobie deadly flying glove           i feel really bad i didnt treat this board better……..kind of left it alone for 38 due to        years of hARD WORK……….now i am looking at it and am very pissed i gave it up for boating and water skiing…….and my small family………but now i have fallen in love with it again…thanks  to guys like you it is absolutely beautifullllllll  if i wasnt 62…….and if i wasnt slightly lame i had leave it all to the young people……i would head out with the glove to ditch plains or long beach…….or gilgo…..or the azores………and start it all over again…….tks for the memories………..

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