Gordon and Smith
Larry Gordon and Floyd Smith were the co-founders of Gordon and Smith Surfboards in 1961. Gordon and Smith Surfboards, commonly referred to as G&S Surfboards, were based out of San Diego, California and had a large local following.
It wasn’t long before the Gordon and Smith label was well known and surfed throughout the surfing world. In large part, Gordon and Smith Surfboards gained popularity among surfers because of the major talent and influential surfers on the Gordon and Smith Surfboards team.
Team members like Skip Frye, Hawaii’s Barry Kanaiaupuni, Mike Hynson, of Endless Summer Fame, Dale Dobson and Butch Van Artsdalen – the original “Mr. Pipeline” and many others, contributed to G&S’ popularity.
Throughout the 60s, 70s and even well into the 80s, Gordon and Smith Surfboards continued to be a sucessful surfboard, surf accessories and surf clothing company. Gordon and Smith have been credited with creating the surf T-Shirt in the early 60s, and building some of the most progressive boards of the time.
**PLEASE Note: Below are just my 70’s – Stay Tuned In for the 60’s Boards!!
KEY: O=Original, R=Repaired, RF= Refurbished. Condition of board rated: 1(worst)-10(best)
Length: 7′ 6″
Width: 18″ 3/4
Thickness: 2″ 1/2Easy Rider Gun
This is a rare find, – EZ Rider Gun. Early 70’s with a orange tint bottom overlay w resin pinline. Diamond tail gun shape, slight S-Deck, a lot of nose rocker, flat bottom, no V, – Just a great example of going from long to semi-gun long during the Evolution to Short. All Original with the exception of some holes and zippers filled. (o) 8 Stole this from Bobby Digital OC
Length: 6′ 6″
Thickness: 2″ 5/8Original G&S out of OZ
This is an original G&S out of OZ. Cool Green Tint Spray Rail Fade. Glassed on Green Fin, Signed at the tail. Classic hotdog wing-pintail shape for those down the line speed runs at Burleigh Heads. All original, clean and bitchen. (o) 8.8 Bot this on Ebay.Au
Length: 6′ 3″
Width: 20″ 1/4
Thickness: 2″ 7/8Falsa Balsa 1970’s
This is one of the coolest, cleanest falsa balsa boards I’ve personally seen that is vintage and all original. I was offered a good penny for it from a Oil Driller Tycoon out of Texas, but I declined. Classic, Sting Pintail late 70’s design orginating out of Hawaii during the Bert / Aipa Evolution. Original Wood / fiberglass inlay fin. Flawless! (o) 9.5 Acquired this out of the Nordine Collection
Length: 6′ 0″
Width: 20″ 5/8
Thickness: 2″ 1/8Skip Frye Egg 1970’s
This is one of those Craigslist finds you come across ever so often. Connected with this Skate / Surf Encinitas Hippie Collector needing $$ to make ins meat. All original with the exception of a couple of tail zippers, blue tint rails, G&S Skip Frye Egg. late 70’s. I have been meaning to ride this, but I’m to afraid I may damage it, as it just looks to pristine to wax up and get it dirty. (o) 8.5
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I’m glad u enjoyed them. Yes, only a portion of my collection has been released ! Make sure to subscribe and stay tuned as I release more in the gallery as my long stuff will be forthcoming.
I have a g&s I would like some more info on! Can’t red the signature! Has star systems fins
I have a old G&S board that is 6ft, I can honestly feel every ripple in a wave, gnarliest board ever.
IM A COLLECTOR FROM PERU.LONGBOARDS AND SHORTBOARDS.I NEED PLEASE SOME INFO ON A G&S,6-4,SINGLE FIN,BRONZED AUSSIE,SERIAL NUMBER 722.THANKS FOR YOUR INTEREST.
The 6’0″ egg was my board I sold Mark for $1000 & thats what I do, I am not a hippie, I do not live in Encinitas, I am not a collector, I buy surfboards for pennies & sell them for thousands & I did not need the $ to make ins meat, GET IT FUCKIN STRAIGHT MARK!!
The 6’0″ egg is not original, we did major work on the tail, nose & rails & you can see on the tail my brother did a fucked up spray job…I was pissed, Again Not Original Major Reconstruction!!!
I have a Larry Makilo 05985 G&S Fun board. 1980’s Pacific Beach, San Diego.
Any idea how much it’s worth?
Just got a 6’4″x21″x2.5″ Gordon & Smith single fin. Any information on this board would be great? Thanks.
I have a 1971 G&S 10 ft longboard in good condition. what is it worth?
I’ve aquired a vintage g&s sailboard.
Does anyone have any info on this? https ://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/8037f4824aad88187f91d9cee0ea77ea825512d588f01aaa061a75f019c0fdc0.jpg ke more info.
Is this G&S blog still active. I’d like to talk with you about G&S Surfboard Hawaii, Mike Slingerland designed that Ive owned since 1978.
Hey I have a Gordon and smith magic rider and I don’t know how much is worth https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/8cec9cf62efb8280eb2614c0945da3a9ee61ee0e8beead9051c1a248c398ebac.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/91d051359667f377863ce5147617406e601ca11c6e8d7a45c5626607f50b09a5.jpg
I am a g&s collector also, I have to say these are some very nice boards.