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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…

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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…

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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…

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About to paddle out for a heat during the Offshore Pipeline Masters in December 1982

About to paddle out for a heat during the Offshore Pipeline Masters in December 1982. I was riding a 7’4″ long Swallow Tail Single Fin with a flat panel Vee bottom. I shaped, sprayed & glassed it The Swallow was really narrow, I think it was…

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A shot of me taken during the Offshore Pipeline Masters in December 1982

A shot of me taken during the Offshore Pipeline Masters in December 1982. I’m kinda in the backside tube stance holding the rail on the shoulder !!!… I couldn’t have got any further ahead of the barrel if I’d tried. I just hope I…

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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…

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Nat Johnsen’s collection of MR Retro models

Nat Johnsen’s collection of MR Retro models. @anothery From Left to Right, 6’0″ 1980 Retro Twin Fin. 1978 Retro Twin Fin. Spoe’s 6’4″ 1980 Retro Twin Fin. 1976 Retro Wing / Pin Single Fin. This board was built for…

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This photo was taken in 1976 at “Off The Wall” in Hawaii

This photo was taken in 1976 at “Off The Wall” in Hawaii. The Quiksilver shorts were my very first pair & were custom made. Quiksilver founders Alan Green & John Law let me pick the colors for them from the bolts of fabric in the back of…

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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.…

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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…

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