Hot Stuff

In 1973 “H” (Paul Hallas) and Michael Peterson formed the legendary Michael Peterson Surfboards. That partnership was short lived (read the life and times of MP book) that explains it nicely. Paul then took over the management of Harmony Surfboards for Keith Paul. This all led to the creation of HOT STUFF SURFBOARDS in 1975 , when Paul Hallas started a contract fibreglassing business, which grew to a fully blown successful surfboard manufacturing Company. Paul’s skill and reputation drew to him the likes of “RABBIT” Wayne Bartholomew 1978 World Champion, 2 times world masters Champion plus 10 conscecutive years in the top 5 of World Champions – LEGEND! Hot Stuff Surfboards began at Currumbin and the original crew included Gill Glover in the Shaping Bay and John Allen in the glassing room. It wasn’t long before Hot Stuff had attracted a world class team. Ten times NZ champion Al Byrne had settled on the Goldie after a couple of fabulous 70’s Hawaiian campaigns. “AB” joined Gill Glover as shaper/surfers; Bugs rode Hot Stuff to victory around the world.

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

Board Dimensions
Length: 5′ 6″
Width: 20″ 1/2
Thickness: 2″ 1/2

Hot 80’s 4-Fin Rabbit Model.  All original with cool vibrant airbrush  front and back.  The classic  WB Logo Lams. Craigs List Purchase. (o) 9



Board Dimensions
Length: 5′ 8″
Width: 19″ 1/2
Thickness: 2″ 3/4

Ebay Purchase.  I bought this with the intentions of riding it.  Great late 70’s Wing Pintail Template Single Fin. Simple looks like more.  I just like the lines on this Beauty.  What do you think? All original, (o) 8



Board Dimensions
Length: 6′ 0″
Width: 20″ 7/8
Thickness: 2″ 3/4

This is a rare find.  Rabbit Design out of Oz.  I paid a premium for this board from the Nordine Collection. But it was worth it.  I have not seen another one.  Have you?   1970’s Single Fin rounded sqwash tail.  I kmow many shapers have taken templates off this board for new retro riders. Great green tint with opaque bottom.  All original (o) 9

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  • Foamdust

    Nice collection…I especially like the 6’0″ Rabbit single fin. That template is timeless. I saw a couple of similar looking boards in the late 70s here on Oahu when Hobie had a shop for a brief time. Almost exact logo, outline and shape. I think Hobie had the license for those. An educated guess was that Terry Martin did those. Aloha.

  • http://n/a Bludger

    Hey mate, that Hot Stuff Quad fin is off the hook!
    If you ever consider selling it, PLEASE let me know!
    You’ve got a beauty of a collection!

  • rik

    do u want a late 80s hot stuff 0415252964

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