From top to bottom in my shaping room Racks

From top to bottom in my shaping room Racks. A 1979 Retro Single Fin Round Pin. Bushranger 3 Rounded Square & a 1980 Retro Pro Twin Fin. The Single Fin is finished & then other two are nearly finished. @burfordblanks @surfboardempire @slimesboardstore #markrichardssurfboards #markrichardsshapes #markrichardsshaping #mrtwinfin #mrretrotwinfin #mrsinglefin #mrretrosinglefin #mrbushranger #mrbushranger3 #mrbushrangerroundedsquare #mrbushrangerroundedsquaremodel #mr1979retrosinglefin #mr1979retrosinglefinmodel #mr1979hawaiicontestquiver #mr1979retrocontestquiver #mr1980retroprotwinfin #mr1980retroprotwinfinmodel

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For sale, A 1979 Retro Single Fin model

For sale, A 1979 Retro Single Fin model. This replica model is not currently available to order. It’s 6’8″ long, 20″ wide & 23/4″ thick. Retro rocker & thickness distribution with a beak nose. Flat panel Vee bottom. Glassed to last in 6oz with a set fin. It has a gloss & polish finish. • 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. @seanshotter @lh_singlefin #markrichardssurfboards #markrichardscolordesigns #markrichardssprays #mrsinglefin #mrretrosinglefin #mr1979retrosinglefin #mr1979retrosinglefinmodel #mr1979retrocontestquiver #mr1979hawaiicontestquiver

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A 40 or 41 year old shot of me at Haleiwa in December 1979 or

A 40 or 41 year old shot of me at Haleiwa in December 1979 or 1980 ? during the World Cup event. During the late 1970’s & early 80’s the World Cup was the final event of the IPS World Tour & it usually decided the world champ race. There were some Sunset Beach World Cups but at this time Haleiwa was the preferred location. I’m riding a 7’4″ Round Pin Single Fin which I made from start to finish from a Clark Blank, shaping, spraying, glassing, sanding, gloss & polishing it. Subtle flat panel Vee bottom in the back 2/3 of the board with a tucked under hard resin edge which ran from nose to tail. The last 3 photos are of the board which I still have. The spray paint was from @fiberglasshawaii Surf shot Photo. Jeff Divine @jeffdivinephotographer Originally posted @nnw64 @mayhemsurfboards_mattbiolos @1_da_shapes @surfboardempire @quiksilver @sashstocker @lowenshaper @slimesboardstore @mikypicon @anothery @cidoubleyou @mikereilly1 @euroglass @kazumasurfboardshawaii @stephenisbelly @tokorosurfboards @timdickson @rawsonsurfboard @pop_diddy @begemannracing #markrichardssurfboards #markrichardscolordesigns #markrichardssprays #mrsinglefin #mrretrosinglefin #mr1979retrosinglefin #mr1979retrosinglefinmodel #mr1979retrocontestquiver #mr1979hawaiicontestquiver

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This is the wave that won me the Pipeline Masters 39 years ago in 1980

This is the wave that won me the Pipeline Masters 39 years ago in 1980. It was perfect Pipe & Backdoor. With 6 surfers in the final & no priority rule there was some intense radical hassling. We were all trying to take off on the wrong side of the peak to get barrelled. As you can imagine with about 3 good waves in a set there were a lot of situations with a surfer on each side of the peak paddling for the same wave. It was a fine line as to who went & who pulled back with the threat of an interference call constantly possible if no one pulled back. It got really intense as no one wanted to give in. The board is Round Pin Single Fin. It’s 7’0″ long & I shaped, sprayed & glassed it. That year I had 2 of these 7’0″ boards in identical colors. I still have the one in the photo which was the one I liked the best & rode in the contests. I don’t know who took the photo, I saw this shop posted by @silversurfer0161 @bernie_baker1 @merkelmedia #markrichardssurfboards #markrichardscolordesigns #markrichardssprays #mrsinglefin #mrretrosinglefin #mr1979retrosinglefin #mr1979retrosinglefinmodel #mr1979retrocontestquiver #mr1979hawaiicontestquiver

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A shot of me taken during the Offshore Pipeline Masters in December 1979

A shot of me taken during the Offshore Pipeline Masters in December 1979. I was riding a 7’4″ long Round Pin Single Fin with a flat panel Vee bottom. I shaped, sprayed & glassed it. For my 3 board quiver for the Hawaiian contest season that year I glassed all the boards in 4 oz to get them as light as possible. I was on a performance quest & was prepared to sacrifice the boards longevity. All 3 went great but I ended up breaking the 7’4″ at Laniekea the next year. Snapping it totally spun me out … it was a magic board that I felt would go anywhere on a wave that I was capable of taking it. You could unload with full power on a bottom turn with no fear of the rail & Fin losing hold & spinning out … The rails felt like they had claws holding the wave face .. Then it instantly transitioned to being loose & free out of the lip. I had so much confidence in the board knowing it would never let me down. I still have it & the other 2 boards from that years quiver. This 7’4″ has the 1/2 Orange – 1/2 Green deck spray. Photo, Warren Bolster. @bernie_baker1 #markrichardssurfboards #markrichardscolordesigns #markrichardssprays #mrsinglefin #mrretrosinglefin #mr1979retrosinglefin #mr1979retrosinglefinmodel #mr1979retrocontestquiver #mr1979hawaiicontestquiver #pipeline #pipelinemasters

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A collage of wave’s I rode in Hawaii between 1976 & 1982 at Sunset, Off

A collage of wave’s I rode in Hawaii between 1976 & 1982 at Sunset, Off The Wall, Haleiwa & Honolua Bay. It was posted on @nobody_surf at # 21 in their best of 2018 Top 30 countdown . The second wave at OTW is on a Twin Fin. Most of rest are on 7’8″ & 8’0″ Single Fins shaped by Reno Abellira ( the magenta / yellow boards ). The pink board I snap is a 7’0″ round pin that I shaped. I totally sizzle the guy behind me on the first wave at Sunset. When it comes to dropping in I’m usually good, unless I figure it’s my turn & someone who has just had a wave paddles inside me & goes … this ride was 39 years ago so I’ll claim this was the case & it was my turn !! @quiksilver @mikypicon @stephenisbelly @sammygosling @samueltgriffiths @mikereilly1 @cidoubleyou @fuzzy66 @renoabellira @bernie_baker1 #markrichardssurfboards #markrichardssprays #markrichardscolordesigns #mrtwinfin #mrretrotwinfin #mrsinglefin #mrretrosinglefin #mr1978retrotwinfin #mr1978retrotwinfinmodel #mrfreerideretrotwinfinmodel #mrfreerideretrotwinfinmodel #mrfreeridemodel #mr1979retrosinglefin #mr1979retrosinglefinmodel #mr1979hawaiicontestquiver #mr1979retrocontestquiver #mr1976retrobustindownthedoor #mr1976retrobustindownthedoormodel

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Ghost Racks displaying three of my 1979 Retro Replica Single Fins

Ghost Racks displaying three of my 1979 Retro Replica Single Fins. From the LHS, The green /orange one is 6’8″ long, the yellow / Orange board is 7’0″ long & the third board is 7’4″ long. They are Replicas of the three board quiver I made in 1979 for the Hawaiian contest season. I did the sprays on these ones & I still have the original boards. Check out the various options @ghostracks for displaying boards. www.ghostracks.com.au #markrichardssurfboards #markrichardscolordesigns #markrichardssprays #mrsinglefin #mrretrosinglefin #mr1979retrosinglefin #mr1979retrosinglefinmodel #mr1979hawaiicontestquiver #mr1979retrocontestquiver #ghostracks

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A coupe of my Retro Single Fins mounted & displayed with Ghost Racks

A coupe of my Retro Single Fins mounted & displayed with Ghost Racks. The second photo is my son Kyle installing the bottom bracket. From Left to Right. 6’8″ & 7’0″, They are Replicas of two of the boards from my three board 1979 Hawaiian contest quiver. I won the 1980 Pipeline masters on the two tone orange 7’0″. I still have the original boards. Both were Round Pins with set fins, flat panel Vee bottoms & a hard tucked under resin edge running from nose to tail. I did the sprays on the original boards & on these two replicas. @kylerichards1 @ghost.racks #markrichardssurfboards #markrichardscolordesigns #markrichardssprays #mrsinglefin #mrretrosinglefin #mr1979retrosinglefin #mr1979retrosinglefinmodel #mr1979hawaiicontestquiver #mr1979retrocontestquiver #ghostracks

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My son Kyle helping me put up some Ghost Racks

My son Kyle helping me put up some Ghost Racks. Actually all I did was hold the boards, Kyle did all the measuring, spacing & installing of the brackets. Unless I’m dealing with surfboard foam I’m kinda useless. The boards are my 1979 Hawaiian contest quiver, some original, some replicas. I did the sprays on these ones. @ghost.racks @kylerichards1 #markrichardssurfboards #markrichardssprays #markrichardscolordesigns #mrsinglefin #mrretrosinglefin #mr1979retrosinglefinmodel #mr1979retrosinglefin #mr1979hawaiicontestquiver #mr1979retrocontestquiver

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