Moonlight Remora’d our way onto the coveted back cover Quiksilver ad of the new issue of The Surfer’s Journal. Trust us, we are surprised as anyone. People have been emailing and calling asking about the board and it’s unusual stringers. It’s a board shaped by the creative and talented Fly Van Swae that we glassed back in 2006, similar to this one. Not sure why it’s there expect maybe my theory that groovy surfboards are the foundation of the massive surf industry complex is true. Hopefully our glass job will create a groundswell of retail sales, revive the consumer economy and end the recession.
A mysterious gent named Red Bear sent me this Sunset Surfboards ad from 1983 that ran in Breakout Magazine featuring a young Mark McNaught getting slotted.
Note that Moonlight’s address is the same but with a zip code changed. Listed is a different from now phone number from when the 619 prefix covered north San Diego county.
I like that the tri-fin has a center box and that the quad has four fin boxes, most likely the Freestyle fin system.
The black rail quad has 6 logos on the bottom!
I love the outlines on those boards and of course, the flashy airbrushes.
Nat Young Surfboards magazine ad from the late 70’s and early 80’s, featuring Ned McMahon currently of Home Blown blanks (featuring Bio-Foam).
E-mail from Devon Howard:
On Saturday, March 1, join shortboard trailblazer and five-time world champion Nat Young at the Patagonia Surf Shop in Cardiff, where he will share slide images of pivotal moments from his newly revised book The Complete History of Surfing: From Water to Snow. Following the show, Young will have books available for signing. This is an outdoor event but should the weather look questionable, it will be hosted indoors or on the heated patio. Doors open at 6:45 pm. Phone 760-634-9886 for details.
If you can’t make Nat Young’s event in Cardiff, he will be doing the show and book signing the following day, Sunday, March 2 at the Coronado Boathouse starting at 2 pm, ending at 4 pm. Phone (619) 435-0155 for details. Other stops include: CHP Surf & Skate in Redondo Beach, March 3; Santa Monica Surf Shop, March 4; Diesel Books Store in Malibu, March 6; Ventura Surf Shop, March 7.