Available exclusively at the Board Source in Carlsbad, CA.
I couldn’t resist and bought this old thruster off Craigslist for $40 bucks.
Built in the early days of Moonlight Glassing.
Airbrush by Peter St Pierre.
Freestyle center box which was pretty standard back then.
Side fins were made by Greg Mungall.
Moonlight made a lot of surfboards for Rip Curl with Wayne Lynch designs which were shaped by Bill Shrosbree, Gary Hanel and Dan Van Zanten of Penguin Surfboards.
5’8″ x wide x chunky
From the inbox:
This radical 1980’s Gary Hanel shaped thruster built at Moonlight Glassing for Newport Surf & Sport.
Fade airbrush, pink glass-on fins (with logos!)
I remember delivering lots of these boards to Newport with my Dad when I was grom.
How many logos do you count?
If you cruise by the shop on Sunday you should take a look at this 7’7″ Mitsven we have.
It’s a super clean Gypsy model.
It has pencil marks for a quad but ended up as a marine ply glass-on thruster which is A-OK.
Bob Mitsven is a San Diego legend. We don’t see these boards in north county that often so come fondle this one up. Trim/glide rocker and rails. I think it was glassed by the talented Michael Miller.
Tapered flex stringer, resin tint, glass loop.
Kinda used. A+ condition.
7’7″ x 22″ x 3 1/8″
14 3/8″ nose x 15 1/2″ tail
8’0″ x 21″ (wide point forward) x 3″
Skip shaped this board between 1992/1994 at Harry’s surf shop in PB.
Gabby Gabby is 5’7″ and was born in 1986.
*Update: this board is SOLD, thanks!
|Recently I spotted this orange egg sticking out of the bushes at my neighbors house. I got excited when I saw the iconic Campbell Brothers logo so I trespassed and dug it out.|
|It’s a rare Bonzer/Thruster!|
|Extra rare because this board was built with the now defunct Red-X fin system.|
|The best part of pulling old surfboards out of the bushes are all the creepy spiders and insects stuck to it.|
|Lots of little dings, but nothing major.|
|Red-X was unique in that it went all the way thru the board and screwed in from the deck. It was pretty strong but most people hated it.|
|Here are the dims. 7’3″ x 21 1/4″ x 2 13/16′|
|The Campbell Bros Bonzer concaves work insane on thrusters.|
|1990’s Malcolm Campbell logo.|
|I had Randy the Ding Guy do a clean up and patch job. You may see me riding it this week.|