Hanging with 1976 World Champ Peter “PT” Townend at Off The Wall in Hawaii, mid

Hanging with 1976 World Champ Peter “PT” Townend at Off The Wall in Hawaii, mid 1980’s. Peter & I have been friends since the 1970’s when I’d go to the Goldy for school holidays & surf with he & Rabbit. We have a long competitive history from the amateur junior events onto the world pro tour. Peter’s heat strategy was maybe the best of anyone I ever surfed against, a heat with him was an intense encounter & I would come in mentally drained … This is back in the no wave priority sharing days. Heats were intense, you could absolutely hassle the shit out of your opponent & it was totally acceptable. It was actually a badge of honour to be a good hassler. No one ever complained regardless of how intense it got. If you had a whinge you got written off by the contest officials & fellow surfers as a total sook. These days people tend to go into meltdown on the internet if someone gets a bit aggressive in a heat … I watch a heat with a bit of aggro thinking go even harder !!! A huge part of being a good competitor is messing with & getting into your opponents heads, & disrupting their thought processes …. There are a few surfers currently on the @wsl tour who would have liked being on the tour in the 70’s & 80’s , they would have loved the intensity of heats back then. Sorry, I don’t know who took the photo, I saw it on the net. @rabbitbartholomew @iancairns @tracksmag @surfinglife @ronnieblakey_ @joeturpel @mfanno @gabrielmedina @shauntomson @ripcurl_aus @seano888 @coastalwatch @todprod @timryan1959 @mrtoddblinky @mrpottz @thomasvictorcarroll #markrichardssurfboards #markrichardscolordesigns #markrichardssprays #mrtwinfin #mrretrotwinfin #twinfinsrule #twinfinfever #twinfinfevercatchit #twinfinsforever #mr1980retrotwinfin #mr1980retrotwinfinmodel

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A photo of me at Pipeline taken 43 years ago in 1977

A photo of me at Pipeline taken 43 years ago in 1977. The board is a single fin round pin that I shaped from a Clark Blank glued up with a Dick Brewer rocker. When ordering Blanks from Clark Foam they offered various rockers & I always chose the stock Brewer rockers. I think it was a Blank plug that Brewer had done for Clark Foam too. I can’t remember all the details … I just know for sure if you shaped a board from a Clark with a Brewer rocker you were nearly guaranteed the board would go great. The dimensions of this board are 7’4″ long & 3″ thick. I can’t remember the exact width, it was either 19″ or 191/4″ wide. The bottom shape was a subtle flat panel Vee . The deck was flat with a massive amount of foam carried out to the rails. It went really well, I wish I still had it, no idea where it is today. I did the Color design on the deck, Red, Blue & Yellow paint poured onto the foam then pulled off with a Glassing Squegee. The bottom was glassed in a yellow tinted resin. Photo, Pierce. I’d never seen this photo until discovering it on @silversurfer0161 Instagram recently. @dick_brewer @quiksilver @mikypicon @anothery @mikereilly1 @fuzzy66 @limowall @sammygosling @samueltgriffiths @bernie_baker1 @clarkfoam @rawsonsurfboard @luisrealcollection @tomparrishhawaiiandesigns #markrichardssurfboards #markrichardsshapes #markrichardsshaping #markrichardscolordesigns #markrichardssprays #mrsinglefin #mrretrosinglefin #mr1978retrosinglefin #mr1978retrosinglefinmodel #mr1978hawaiiancontestquiver #mr1978retrosingle

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Close up vision & the final piece of tape being removed

Close up vision & the final piece of tape being removed. My Tech skills were not up to posting the 2 spray unveiling videos together this morning. It’s a 5’7″ Double Wing Swallow model I shaped recently. I needed the edges to come out clean & bleed free as It’s not getting any fine Black Pinlines around the edges of each Color. @quiksilver @mikypicon @anothery @sammygosling @limowall @samueltgriffiths @mikereilly1 @yeahbranchy @fiberglasshawaii @surfboardempire @markrichardssurfboardsapparel @markmonostewart2481 @christianchapmanartist @_mkbn_ @dlovepaint @dane.robb.art @willynicholls_artist @adrian_robert_turner @tapedoff @search4shin #markrichardssurfboards #markrichardsshaping #markrichardsshapes #markrichardscolordesigns #markrichardssprays #mrtwinfin #twinfinsrule #twinfinfever #twinfinfevercatchit #twinfinsforever #mrsupertwin #mrsupertwinmodel. #mrpuffertwinfin #mrpuffertwinmodel #mrscalddedcat #mrscaldedcatmodel.

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Unveiling the Fluro Magenta & Orange spray I did on a 5’7″ Double Wing Swallow

Unveiling the Fluro Magenta & Orange spray I did on a 5’7″ Double Wing Swallow model I shaped recently. I’m pulling the tape off the Orange slowly & gently so as not to lift off any of the Magenta paint off the Arc. It’s always a worry taping over sprayed water based paint especially as you have to press the tape down hard to prevent paint bleeding. I needed the edges to come out clean & bleed free as It’s not getting any fine Black Pinlines around the edges of each Color. @quiksilver @mikypicon @limowall @anothery @sammygosling @samueltgriffiths @mikereilly1 @fuzzy66 @benny_big @yeahbranchy @markmonostewart2481 @_mkbn_ @dlovepaint @dane.robb.art @christianchapmanartist @willynicholls_artist @adrian_robert_turner @tapedoff @search4shin @fiberglasshawaii @dannyteheuheutukino #markrichardssurfboards #markrichardsshaping #markrichardsshapes #markrichardscolordesigns #markrichardssprays #mrtwinfin #twinfinsrule #twinfinfever #twinfinfevercatchit #twinfinsforever #mrsupertwin #mrsupertwinmodel. #mrpuffertwinfin #mrpuffertwinfinmodel #mrscalddedcat #mrscaldedcatmodel.

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Vision of me spraying in my driveway

Vision of me spraying in my driveway. I’m backed up against the garage door trying to keep in the shade. Being in the shade makes it easier to see if the Color coverage is coming out even. A mix of sun & shade on the bard makes it a lot harder to see if the Color is even. The elastic straps on my mask have lost their elasticity. At the length they have stretched to I discovered if I wear a tee shirt on my head the mask fits perfect. The board is the 5’7″ Double Wing Swallow, I posted photos of the shape 3 weeks ago. @quiksilver @limowall @mikypicon @anothery @euroglass @sammygosling @samueltgriffiths @mikereilly1 @benny_big @markrichardssurfboardsapparel @surfboardempire @fiberglasshawaii #markrichardssurfboards #markrichardsshaping #markrichardsshapes #markrichardscolordesigns #markrichardssprays #mrtwinfin #twinfinsrule #twinfinfever #twinfinfevercatchit #twinfinsforever #mrsupertwin #mrsupertwinmodel. #mrpuffertwinfin #mrpuffertwinfinmodel #mrscadedcat #mrscaldedcatmodel.

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Progress photos of the Second Color added to a spray I started nearly 2 week

Progress photos of the Second Color added to a spray I started nearly 2 week ago. I had it taped up ready to spray the second Color but at the time had a brain fade & decided to sit it out. I get really indecisive over Color choice & when I start a spray I always second guess myself. Once the paint hits the foam there is no changing your mind. Luckily 2 weeks later the tape was still stuck down well, no sections had lifted. I was sure I would have have to pull all the tape & paper off & redo it. The board is the 5’7″ Double Wing Swallow I posted photos of 3 weeks ago. @fiberglasshawaii @markrichardssurfboardsapparel @timdickson @pop_diddy @surfview #markrichardssurfboards #markrichardsshaping #markrichardsshapes #markrichardscolordesigns #markrichardssprays #mrtwinfin #twinfinsrule #twinfinfever #twinfinfevercatchit #twinfinsforever #mrsupertwin #mrsupertwinmodel. #mrpuffertwinfin #mrpuffertwinfinmodel #mrscadedcat #mrscaldedcatmodel

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Part 2, following on from my Instagram story this morning

Part 2, following on from my Instagram story this morning .. Photos of the bottom & this boards history …. Terry Callahan @terrycallahan1 who lives in San Francisco contacted me recently concerning the board in this photo which he had bought in the late 1970’s. He saw it for sale in the used board rack in the Lightning Bolt shop in Honolulu. He knew it was one of my personal boards that I had made & surfed during the Hawaiian winter in 1977. He has surfed it over the last 40 years but had decided that it was time to send it back to me. To offer to return it to me was an incredible act of generosity which I am I extremely grateful for. It’s so great to get it back, every time I look at it now I think of Terry & remembering how it happened brings a smile to my face. As well as shaping this one & doing the Color design on it I also glassed, sanded & did the pinlines, & gloss & polish finish on it. Ding repair magician Levi Jones did a minor restoration on it repairing some of the dings. @surfview @markrichardssurfboardsapparel @timdickson @pop_diddy @timdickson @bernie_baker1 @timdickson #markrichardssurfboards #markrichardsshaping #markrichardsshapes #markrichardscolordesigns #markrichardssprays #mrsinglefin #mrretrosinglefin #mr1978retrosinglefin #mr1978retrosinglefinmodel #mr1978retrosingle #mr1978hawaiiancontestquiver

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I write a lot of Instagram’d story’s but this one is special

I write a lot of Instagram’d story’s but this one is special … Terry Callahan @terrycallaghan1 who lives in San Francisco contacted me recently concerning the board in this photo which he had bought in the late 1970’s. He saw it for sale in the used board rack in the Lightning Bolt shop in Honolulu. He knew it was one of my personal boards that I had made & surfed during the Hawaiian winter in 1977. He has surfed it over the last 40 years but had decided that it was time to send it back to me. To offer to return it to me was an incredible act of generosity which I am I extremely grateful for. It’s so great to get it back, every time I look at it now I think of Terry & remembering how it happened brings a smile to my face. As well as shaping this one & doing the Color design on it I also glassed, sanded & did the gloss & polish finish on it. Ding repair magician Levi Jones did a minor restoration on it repairing some of the dings. @markrichardssurfboardsapparel @surfview @timdickson @pop_diddy @surfboardempire @throwingbuckets.com.au @timryan1959 @foam_riders @rhemagraphics @tracksmag @surfinglife @quiksilver @samueltgriffiths @anothery @limowall @sammygosling @mikypicon @mayhemsurfboards_mattbiolos @robin_prodanovich @dahlbergsurfboards @foam_riders @benny_big @yeahbranchy @surfer_magazine @coastalwatch @mynewcastle @asbmag @surfingworld @australianationalsurfingmuseum @johannesleak @mikereilly1 @cidoubleyou #markrichardssurfboards #markrichardsshaping #markrichardsshapes #markrichardscolordesigns #markrichardssprays #mrsinglefin #mrretrosinglefin #mr1978retrosinglefinmodel #mr1978retrosinglefin #mr1978retro #mr1978retrosingle #mr1978hawaiiancontestquiver

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A couple of 1980 Retro Twin Fins outside the @quiksilver store in Carcavelos, Portugal

A couple of 1980 Retro Twin Fins outside the @quiksilver store in Carcavelos, Portugal. MR Retro Twins & Super Twin models are available in Europe from Euroglass in Hossegor, France. @quiksilvercarcavelos @euroglass @stephenisbelly @anothery @mikypicon @paulyisearlgrey @boardriderscapbreton @boardridersericeira @rainbowsurfshop @limowall @mikereilly1 @fuzzy66 @sammygosling @samueltgriffiths @yeahbranchy @boardriderscoolangatta @boardriderstorquay @yourgrace48 #markrichardssurfboards #markrichardscolordesigns #markrichardssprays #mrtwinfin #mrretrotwinfin #twinfinsrule #twinfinfever #twinfinfevercatchit #twinfinsforever #mr1980retroprotwinfin #mr1980retroprotwinfinmodel #mr1980retrotwinfin #mr1980retrotwinfinmodel

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Vision of me spraying a Blue rail on a Super Twin model in my open

Vision of me spraying a Blue rail on a Super Twin model in my open air driveway spray bay recently. Spraying in my driveway is usually kinda challenging but I only do it occasionally on personal or my son’s boards., I don’t have a dedicated spray bay anymore, only my shaping rom. Prior to choosing a day to spray I have to keep an eye on the weather reports hoping for a day with really light wind early in the morning. If it’s windy it’s impossible as more spray ends up in the air than on the board. I lay cardboard all over the driveway for the overspray then back up against the garage door & spray away from it. @quiksilver @mikypicon @limowall @anothery @fuzzy66 @mikereilly1 @benny_big @sammygosling @samueltgriffiths @yeahbranchy @euroglass @surfboardempire @christianchapmanartist @tapedoff @search4shin @dlovepaint @_mkbn_ @dane.robb.art @willynicholls_artist @adrian_robert_turner @markmonostewart2481 @fiberglasshawaii #markrichardssurfboards #markrichardsshaping #markrichardsshapes #markrichardscolordesigns #markrichardssprays #mrtwinfin #mrretrotwinfin #twinfinsrule #twinfinfever #twinfinfevercatchit #twinfinsforever #mrsupertwin #mrsupertwinmodel

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