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Category 70’s

Original Surfy Life

From the family photo album:

Stand up surfing in the soup on my Morey Boogie Board with plastic keel fins and wrist leash.
Peter St Pierre with the first Thruster in California circa 1979/80 Shaped by Wayne Lynch.
My sister Michelle checks out my Dad’s single fin Sunset Surfboards quiver while my Mom Sally and the family dog ‘Waggit’ look on in old Leucadia, California. My parents still live in this house!

Resurrection Skip Frye

A local customer scored this 1970’s Skip Frye single fin at a garage sale. It was pretty beat so we sent it to Randy for a patch job on the open dings and a new hot coat and gloss coat.
The old repairs with abalone and sea shells are a nice touch.
I like restorations that show the original patina and tell the history of the board.
This one survived decades without getting a leash plug installed which is amazing.
This one will ride again.
Maybe there will be some good scores at our Used Board Swap Saturday October 12th

1970’s Light Vehicle

My friend Marty brought in this killer 1970’s Campbell Brothers Bonzer with the Light Vehicle bottom.
I love how futuristic these boards are, especially for 1977. It’s like discovering a 35 year jet pack at a garage sale and wondering why we don’t all have one now.
Check out previous post featuring modern and vintage Light Vehicle Bonzers: clicky 
Get a Campbell Brothers t-shirt with the original “Be Mindfull” pyramid logo:
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Microgroove Sunset Single Fins then & now

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shown: Brian Fredrickson of Sunset Surfboards with an original 1970’s Microgroove single fin and one of the new stock boards he shaped us.
Our new Sunset Surfboards are built by the original crew,
Peter St Pierre: airbrush, pinlines and microgrooves
Gary Stuber: glass job
Kenny Mann: sander
Mark Donellon: gloss and polish
See all blog post about Sunset Surfboards: clicky
*this one is available via our online store, clicky