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3stringer Ed Wright Longboards

Ed Wright stopped by the shop this week. He just turned 69 years old.
Ed founded Sunset Surfboards in Encinitas in the late 60’s, but before that he learned to shape surfboards in the very spot he is standing in the early 60’s when our building was Surfboards Hawaii. Soon after owner John Price moved Surfboards Hawaii to downtown Encinitas into the La Paloma theatre building. Ed worked there until starting Sunset.
*side note, my Dad Peter St Pierre and my father-in-law John Smith also worked at Surfboards Hawaii. So did a guy named Al Merrick who went on to have a decent shaping career. The Sunset factory crew formed Moonlight Glassing in 1979.
We currently have a couple of nice 9’6″ 3stringers Ed shaped in stock.
9’6″ x 23″ x 3 1/8″
Roundpin and wood block square tail. 
Both boards have rare original 1979 Moonlight Glassing logos. The 35 year old ink and rice paper actually glassed out okay.
Surfy Surfy Surf Shop is inspired by Ed’s original Sunset Surfboards.
We also stock Sunset Surfboards by Ed’s protege Brian Fredrickson. 
See also New “Retro” Sunset Single Fins at Surfy Surfy
Full circle surf culture stuff!
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4 Responses
  • Anonymous
    June 2, 2014

    A blast from the pass, love the shape on those 3 stringer puppies, i will say that the old Surfboards Hawaii gang were some of the best craftsmen around, my first custom board was a Surfboards Hawaii noserider. If i remember right they had Billy shaping plus Sid Madden as well as Ed and Al Merrick. Sid shaped my first Sunset custom board. I did have a 8′ SH gun that i think that Pete pinlined. Such a good time to be a surfer and surfing around Encinitas. Peace, taco’s & olas. Doug

  • Tim Orr - Pure Life Surfboards Hawaii
    June 3, 2014

    Awesome work! Beautiful clean lines for many years & warmest wishes of aloha for many more…
    Full circle handcrafted precision surfcraft evolving from the same dwelling, in magnificent splendor, due to tireless hours yielded from generations of skilled mindful surfer labor.
    Much respect.

  • Anonymous
    June 3, 2014

    Im DROOLIN IM A LONG TIME SURFER FROM N Y I REMEMBER SUNSET BACK IN THE DAY OLD HIPPIES MAKE THE BEST SURFBOARDS SIMPLY PUT WORK OF ART

  • Anonymous
    June 4, 2014

    good for
    cheaters
    and
    air reverses

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