A big sweaty guy came into the shop the other day saying he dug an old board out of the trash and if I wanted to try and sell it for him. Of course I said yes. Turns out it’s this interesting 5 fin bonzer shaped by Gary Hanel.
Note the use of bondo as ding repair, big nose guard, gnarly traction pad and symbolic airbrush. All tell tale signs of the fun transition era from the 1980s into the 1990s.
I remember seeing this board at Swamis and D-St all the time, and the owners initials are G.C. but I can’t figure out who this board belonged to. Anyone know?
6’2″ x 18 1/4″ x 2 3/8″
This board makes me want to break out my old Yothu Yindu cassette tapes and surf Trestles with only 50 guys instead of a 100.