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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FOR SALE, A 1978 Retro Twin Fin model

FOR SALE, A 1978 Retro Twin Fin model. This replica model is not currently available to order. It’s 6’0″ long, 201/2″ wide & 23/4″ thick. Retro rocker & thickness distribution with a beak nose. Deep flat panel Vee bottom. Glassed to last in 6oz with a Gloss & Polish finish. Set fins & a hard resin resin edge from nose to tail. • DM me with email address for pricing on this board. I will reply in order of enquiry. Freight not included. Pick up in Newcastle or Surf Cargo freight only between Sydney & the Goldy. Also can be sent on Surf Freight to Torquay. ( freight options subject to ongoing virus situation). I can NOT freight this board overseas. @markrichardssurfboardsapparel @surfview @lh_singlefin @seanshotter #markrichardssurfboards #markrichardscolordesigns #markrichardssprays #mrtwinfin #mrretrotwinfin #twinfinsrule #twinfinfever #twinfinfevercatchit #twinfinsforever #mr1978retrotwinfin #mr1978retrotwinfinmodel #mr1978retro

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A shot of me taken 41 years ago during the Offshore Pipeline Masters in 1978

A shot of me taken 41 years ago during the Offshore Pipeline Masters in 1978. The board is a 7’0″ round pin single fin that I shaped which I still have. There was a 7’4″ version too, same shape with identical colors. I shaped, sprayed & glassed both from Clark Blanks in Newcastle prior to going to Hawaii. During heats at this event as well as wearing coloured contest singlets with the sponsors logos we also had to wear the event sponsors board shorts. In this era quite a few event sponsors on the tour made you wear their shorts regardless of who you were sponsored by. Imagine trying to make the competitors on the @wsl tour now wear shorts other than own during events. The second photo is of my son Kyle mounting the board on the wall with Ghost Racks @ghost.racks @kylerichards1 Surfing Photo, Lance Trout @thelostandfoundcollection @markrichardssurfboardsapparel @surfboardempire @bernie_baker1 @slimesboardstore #markrichardssurfboards #markrichardscolordesigns #markrichardssprays #mrsinglefin #mrretrosinglefin #mr1978retrosinglefin #mr1978retrosinglefinmodel #mr1978retrosingle #mr1978retro #mr1978hawaiiancontestquiver

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