This is where the inspiration for began.  “Buggs” Arico has been collecting vintage surfboards for the greater part of two decades.  In this section you will find an extensive archive of Buggs’ collection.  He has taken the time to give personal descriptions of each board to share his expression and joy of owning them. This section will continually be updated as his collection grows. Check the BLOG for the latest additions!


Each month we will be showcasing a different vintage board collector. We will ask each collector to select ten of their favorite boards to share with you. They will “talk story” on why these boards are significant to their collection. Hopefully their stories will inspire you to continue your search for your next board in your collection.


Here you will find out “what” and “why” the Pros are choosing their boards based on the conditions and destinations they are surfing.  This is a showcase for the latest innovation in board and fin design.


Explore and celebrate all that your collection has to offer.  Showcase it here. Give a voice to your board quiver… share/tell their tale. Post photos and text in the comments section. Our question for you is… Are you picking the board or is the board picking you? Who knows? Maybe you could become our next featured collector!

Recent Blog Posts

Check out some of the lastest updates from Buggs and blog posts here.

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