This fine looking surfboard was handshaped by local legend, Ed Wright. It has a beautiful glass job by the original crew at Moonlight Glassing, who all worked for Ed at Sunset Surfboards in the 1970s. An Ed Wright surfboard, glassed by Moonlight, for sale at Surfy Surfy Surf Shop…it’s like the planets are aligned man. For Surfy Surfy stock boards I asked Ed to use his original logo from the 1960s. In the early 1960s, Surfboards Hawaii occupied the building where Surfy Surfy is now located. This is where Ed Wright got his start in the surfboard industry. Ed went on to start Sunset Surfboards in 1968. The upstairs of Sunset was retail and downstairs was the glass shop. This is where Moonlight Glassing was born in 1979.
Peter St Pierre, Gary Stuber, Mark Donnellon and Kenny Mann all worked for Sunset. When Ed wanted to expand the retail section of Sunset, the crew formed Moonlight Glassing and moved out to it’s current location in San Marcos. The same crew of Peter, Gary, Mark and Kenny are still together over 30 years later and built the board pictured in this post. Ed Wright poses with the board inside the building he learned to shape in back in 1965. Surfy Surfy Surf Shop is based on my memories of Ed’s Sunset Surfboards shop when I was a little kid in the 1970s. Ed’s pride and joy, his restored 1947 Ford Woodie. Yup, you can still get longboards at this location.