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Kenny Mann’s Sunset Bonzer5

A gift from Forest Howell, early 90’s Sunset Surfboard by Brian Fredrickson shaped for surfboard sander, Kenny Mann.
Rare 1980’s Moonlight Glassing logo with 70’s Sunset logo.

Brian would often shape boards in one of the Moonlight Glassing shaping rooms and the entire factory crew rode his boards.
Brian made great versions of the Campbell Brothers 5 fin Bonzer design. This one has all 5 glass-on fins.
The infamous “Moon Frog” logo appears on thousands of surfboards.
In 1990 boards like this looked like spaceships compared to everything else.
Kenny loved the inside section at Swami’s in Encinitas and almost surfed there exclusively.


As a founding member of the original 1979 Moonlight Glassing crew Kenny Mann sanded thousands and thousands of surfboards in his career. Tragically, Kenny died night surfing Swami’s in 2015.
Kenny started out sanding at Sunset Surfboards in Encinitas, down the block from Swami’s. Here he is in his Moonlight sanding room in 1979/80.

RIP Kenny Mann 


Kenny Mann, one of the founding members of Moonlight Glassing, went night surfing at Swami’s in Encinitas as was his full moon tradition the past 40 years, and tragically was found deceased the following morning.
The surf community is devasted.
Kenny was a master of his craft and sanded an estimated 100,000 surfboards in his career.
Kenny was a classic, quirky character who would sonetimes only communicate in movie quotes. Kenny had a sharp memory for detail and his stories of Encinitas surf culture in the 1970’s were rich, funny and endless.
RIP Kenny Mann at age 61.

Super Surfboard Sander Supreme Kenny Mann in the new Journal

Vol 20 issue #2 of The Surfer’s Journal has a cool feature on Moonlight Glassing’s surfboard sander Kenny Mann written by Kimball Taylor. Kenny has sanded over 100,000 surfboards and specializes in the tricky stuff like channel bottoms, glass-on fins and Bonzers. Kenny moves fast hence the blurry TSJ photo so here is a file photo.