Absolutely beautiful Bill! I can only imagine having that at Sunset...what a blast!! Is there a photo of the fin? I assume it is not the template you sent. Is it the clear with black panel for thiickness you had made? That one speaks to me. Hope this is far from the last one. Thanks and cheers.
I know Bird took some photo's of the fin, and he may have them posted on his site. The fin is a wood core, gun fin , of my design, made by Dave Town. Thick, and well foiled. While the subject board may not be my last, it may well be the last one I do with a wide stringer bundle like that. In the 58 years that I've been shaping, I have only done six of these wide stringer specials. I'm glad you appreciated what that board is. It speaks to me too.
SHAPER SINCE 1958
Totally awesome work Bill. Love the red dot, very classy
... Cool of you to pose in the pic also.
"If it wasn't for the ocean, I wouldn't be here"
The surfboard will remain on display @ Bird's Surf Shed, until Saturday, Sept. 10th. Check out the board, as well as the shop. They just got in a TON of new wetsuits. Might be a good time drop in on them.
Well, since I can't get to Bird's shop today to pick the board up, the board will remain on display until next week some time. Therefore, if you'd like to drop in to see it, it will still be there for a while longer.
I love that board! This is more amazing to me than any of the new fangled boards I see all over the internet. Classic, clean, and functional. That is what its all about.
The board is back at Bird's again. It's been there for several months, and is now for sale. The stringer is chambered, and the design is well proven in serious Hawaiian waves. That template was a favorite of Jim Fisher, an early 50's big wave pioneer, and a regular fixture at WindanSea, into the mid 70's. I'm quite confidant that is the last big wave gun I will ever shape. While it is an attractive looking board, I hope someone buys it to surf it, though it could hang on a wall too.