Surf Design

Surf Design

“Surf Design” shaped by Larry McElheny for pipeline charger, Howard Farrant.  Pintail Pipeline special, that was used by Howard on the North Shore during the early/mid 70’s.     Randy Rarick Hawaii Surfing Promotions

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



Board Dimensions
Length: 8′ 5″
Width: 20″ 
Thickness: 3″ 1/4

This is a great example of a 1975 Pipe Gun.  Ridden in solid pipe, see photo above of pipe charger Howard Farrant riding this exact board.  Farrant, still living in Hawaii, artist, teacher and soul underground charger back in the day.  Some minor ding repairs, glossed and polished otherwise all original. (9)r I acquired this pipe gun before the 2007 Hawaiian Surf Auction, as it did not make the cut. Thank You Randy.

  • Dimitris "ZAOSAN"

    Hi Buggs,
    Being a windsurfer, I really enjoy your surfing site.
    Larry McElheny has also contributed to the design of windsurfing boards,as it is presented on the first page of the vintage FANATIC brochure I up-loaded recently :
    Regards from Greece,

  • Larry McElheny

    What’s on your mind…

    I have plenty more Fanatic brochures if anybody wants them…………………..

  • Jaevee

    Its be really cool if Larry took what he knew about shaping and materials and taught it to Joe from NY who lives in the Tiare. Lol.

  • Courtney T

    HI Larry, Please contact me. I live here in Long Beach and I finally tracked down an old Surf Design and I have some questions about it.
    Mahalo, Courtney

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