Tony bought this 6’6″ Christenson off Craigslist and brought it to the shop to have our ding surgeon JJR chop off the bamboo glass-on fins (gosh!) and convert it into a Lokbox quad.
If you have any special projects like this in need drop it off at Surfy Surfy and JJR will do it up for you.
Surfy Surfy Surf Shop offers a nifty surfboard tune up service. Our handy shop groms will change your oil (scrape off that thick yucky black wax that is adding 2 lbs to your board), remove old tailpads, make sure your fins are screwed in properly and assess if you have the correct fins for your needs, clean up the bottom of your board and fix small dings with uv resin. Usually same day turnaround.
Price for this service starts at $20, includes two fresh bars of wax (basecoat and your desired temp).
Prices vary for serious dings or full restorations.
Get 10% off any new fins or traction with this service.
See also: Korduroy tv Old Board Clean Up
Craigg picked up this early 1990s Skip Frye up at a garage sale recently. As you can see this board spent many, many fine hours down at the beach due to the severe sun bleached bottom. Craig brought this board into the shop to get some ding repair done. Jimmy Robertson of Lokbox fin system happens to have a ding repair shop so we sent it to him to get fixed up. Jimmy ended doing a nice semi-restoration by re-sanding, re-glossing and re-polishing it. Now it’s all sealed up and ready slide another 20 years.
*On a related note, there is a slightly surreal cover story about getting a Skip Frye surfboard in this week’s San Diego Reader: I Finally Got Skip Frye to Make Me a Surfboard