This fine little 5'7" kelpy toned Fish was handshaped by the elusive Fish Master Rich Pavel. This is his Superbank Fish. Since this one has bamboo keels it's a Super Superbank Fish. You afishionados out there can check it out in the Moonlight Glassing showroom. *This board is SOLD, thanks!
Ryan Burch chopped up a soft top in the parking lot and went surf sliding. I always knew those soft tops would work better without those crappy plastic fins they come with. In pre-internet days Paul Roach did this every single day on a bodyboard and mean guys would yell at him for it.
As featured in the Surfer magazine 2010 Board Buyer's Guide. Listed as a Speed Egg but I call it the GH Astro Pod. This puppy has a more pulled in outline than an egg so it will handle dropping tide beachbreaks. GH's Astro Bottom for water flow, control and speed. Modern performance rails and foil. Adjustable Lokbox fin system for travel and fin experimentation (shown here with Taylor Knox fins). Glassed with 4 oz and polished gloss for a well built, lightweight board. Nice soulful airbrush. A lot of surfboard companies will phone it in on boards like these but not GH. This is a board that takes the everyday working man surfer seriously. Carpe diem. 6'2" x 20 1/2" x 2 5/8"
From the attic of Moonlight Glassing, an original Gary Hanel Astro Egg circa 1987. It's got some bruises but it's watertight. Not bad for a 20 year old Clark Foam blank. Gary Hanel shaped a lot of the Rip Curl stock boards in the 1980s. Big logos were a must back then. It's nice to see the original Moonlight logo again. Maybe we should bring that one back? The GH Astro Bottom organizes the water flow into the fin cluster and adds speed and control. By the end of the 80s the Freestyle box had gone extinct. It's a score to find a board with a Freestyle box with the original fin still in it. This is a nice angle of the Astro Bottom. Glassed with K-Glass (meaning the brand of fiberglass cloth used). The dims are basically the same but the two decades refinements to the rocker and foil since this board was shaped are noticeable. 20 years later eggy outlines, astro bottoms and fin systems are still in use in Gary Hanel and Moonlight surfboards.
See also: Surfy Surfy: Astro Eggs: Then & Now