30 year old Wayne Lynch Rip Curl Moonlight Surfboard shaped by Dan Van Zanten

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

I couldn't resist and bought this old thruster off Craigslist for $40 bucks.
Built in the early days of Moonlight Glassing.
Airbrush by Peter St Pierre.
Freestyle center box which was pretty standard back then.
Side fins were made by Greg Mungall.
Moonlight made a lot of surfboards for Rip Curl with Wayne Lynch designs which were shaped by Bill Shrosbree, Gary Hanel and Dan Van Zanten of Penguin Surfboards.
5'8" x wide x chunky


  1. rad! adding to the "Lynch Moonlight Quiver

  2. Is it gonna be a wall hanger?

  3. give ya $45.00 for it

  4. In '09 I was a maintenance man at a trailer park and one day as I was flying around in my golf cart something caught my eye. There under a car port on a picnic table was a full color 1980's Ripcurl thruster. I imagined that the board was sitting there for a long time not getting any love and for a second I had the urge to knock on the door and offer the owner $50 bucks for the board. I drove off instead and soon after quit working for peanuts at the trailer park (snaking the fat guys toilet pipe was the last straw). Now every once in a while I think about that board and give myself a little kick in the ass. There is something special about those early Moonlight/ Ripcurl surfboards and I always keep my eye out for one.


  5. Tim Orr - Pure Life Surfboards HawaiiFebruary 19, 2014 at 11:23 AM

    Very cool JP!
    Dig the 80's volume & handcrafted fins.
    Need a freestyle trailer fin?

  6. Penguin Del Mar n Van Zanten Surfboards = great 1980's tri fins that worked.

  7. A keeper for sure, nothing nicier than a blast from the past. Doug


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