Over the summer I bought this used beat up 1990’s 6’3″ Choice Bonzer and had it rebuilt by Jimmy Robertson, who did about $100 bucks worth of repairs on it.
When Jimmy was dropping it off at the shop the other day, the board’s original owner Wes randomly walked in and was super stoked to see it again.
Wes custom ordered this board from Rich Pavel and rode it for years. Wes told me this board originally had a glass-on fin that he ended up grinding off and having the center box installed.
I may sell it back to him after I poach a few outside bombs at my local mysto reef this winter.
7’5 1/2″ length x 20 5/8″ width x 2 3/4″ thickness
This is my Dad’s board from the beginning days of the Campbell Brothers/Moonlight Glassing collaboration. He had this board made for southern California winters but I rode it quite a bit in northern California while my wife was living in San Francisco in 2001. I was hassled a few times for riding a “yum yum yellow” board in the Red Triangle but I never got eaten. Maybe the True Ames monster shark fin scared them off?
This is Dr. Bob’s GH from the early 1990’s. We have it at the shop because Dr. Bob is getting a new version of this board, inspired by this one.
This is an early slimmed down low volume board, on the cutting edge of contemporary 1990’s momentum surfing. Note the glass-on fins signaling pre-FCS dominance.
The Moonlight logo is huge as the big 80’s influence still lingers, but it’s clean and simple and not neon green or pink so that is good. This is a refreshed GH logo with more organic lines as opposed to the original GH logo on this Astro-Egg. The super pulled in pointy nose is classic 90’s for more critical surfing in the lip.
These big leash cups are no longer used, although I liked them because they were easy to feed the string through.
This board is extra snazzy because it has a Bonzer bottom. There was a time in the 90’s when Bonzer bottoms on thrusters had a big push. The Campbell Brothers have a nice page dedicated to that movement on their website. Read 1990 Back to the Future
By the way, Dr. Bob is a second generation dentist operating out of Solana Beach, Ca. His mom and dad were my family dentist my entire life, and now Dr. Bob is carrying the torch and is our family dentist. Need a checkup by a trusted professional, family man and fellow surfer? Visit www.drbobdental.com