Monday, February 09, 2009

Monday Morning Board Review

Here is a 7' 4" Lightning bolt single fin circa late seventies.


Shaped by Tom Parrish, who used to shape most of the contest boards in Oahu for guys like Rabbit Bartholomew, Mark Richards, Peter Townhend, and Shaun and Micheal Tomson as well as others.

I guess they only had really thick fins in the 70's.


That fin looks like it is almost 1" thick.


I guess when you're surfing in Hawaii a little bit of drag isn't that big of a deal.




11 comments:

Drew said...

Dimensions: 7'4" x 19 3/4" x 2 3/4"

Ian... said...

Is that Grumpy's board?

djjahd said...

Im sure some of you have seen "bustin down the doors"... i think that those guys were killin it on those thick fins... but they aren't normal surfers.

Anonymous said...

a lot of times its not just the board but the actual person riding the board that has something to do with the way the wave is being ridden.

grumpy local said...

My eyes aint so good no more... please tell me that is not a picture of Laird coupled with that fine Bolt....

Drew said...

That's a sun bleached blond Gerry Lopez at Waikiki.

Anonymous said...

if you got a problem with laird you should tell him

grumpy local said...

The problem is Laird was 10 when that board was shaped. Drew is the one who put the picture up, so I told him.

You think Lairds gonna beat me up if I think a picture of Mark Richards or Lopez would be a better fit?

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