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 Palos Verdes Cove. The early surfing culture was strong in “South Bay” even before the Beach Boys records. He built about a hundred boards in his garage until 1968 when he went to work shaping for Gordie Surfboards. Gordie was a master craftsman and really helped Steve refine his classic longboard shapes.
Shortboards exploded on the scene around ’69 and Steve shaped about 50 boards a week for several shops in Huntington Beach for the next couple of years. He and Barrie were married in 1971 and together, they opened the first Infinity Surf Shop. It was in an old gas station on 5th and PCH in Huntington beach. The hand painted sign boasted perfect surfboards, hopefully that meant perfectly suited.
O- Original, R- Repaired, RF- Refurbished, Condition of board rated: 1(worst)-10(best)
Length: 7′ 8″
Width: 19″ 5/8
Thickness: 2″ 7/8
This is one of my favorite Balsa 70’s california guns in my collection. Perfect condition, never has been ridden, no blemishes. Chambered Balsa, Resin red clam T-Ban with a bad ass wood fiberglass fin. This board is featured in a Infinity ad, see above in the 1975 Surfer Magazine. Check out the tail block – wwwwwhhhhhaaaaaattttttt!!!! Awesome piece, awesome art, preserved and now in the Buggs Collection. Acquired this from Pintail Mike. Thank You Mike. All original and never has been worked on. Still has the original polish. (o) 10/10.
Length: 7′ 2″
Width: 19″ 1/2
Thickness: 2″ 5/8
Sister Board yet foam with a cool wave airbrush . Unknown on the artist. 1975-6 era, nice resin white pin lines. All original, cool art piece. Cal. Gun. Another Bobby Digital OC purchase. (o) 8/10.
Length: 5′ 11″
Width: 19″ 1/4
Thickness: 2 1/4″
Just acquired this on Ebay as a RIDER COLLECTOR, for spring and summer to come. Cool Rising of the Sun 1980’s Twinnie. Foam glassed in fins, multiple infinity lams. Some sun tanning (minor) a couple of ding repairs, otherwise all original. I thought it would fill in my Infinity Set as matching with the 70’s boards.(o) 7/10
This board came out of a Japanese Collection out of the OC. An early 1970’s diamond tail all green tint beauty with the classic Infinity Lam. Other than that, no other markings or signatures. Unknown who may have shaped this one. In all original condition with the original clear green plastic brewer fin. Great find. (o) 9