Mike Slingerland-Surfboards Hawaii Gun

I just picked up a beautiful vintage 70's 7' 9" Surfboards Hawaii gun shaped by Mike Slingerland. Its pre leash plug and has the original Rainbow fin, not drilled for leash. It has a tapered stringer. On the stringer is the number 5625 with an "S" below that. I found it in an antique store in Weatherford, Texas. How it ended up there, I have no clue. To the left of the Surfboards Hawaii laminate it says "Charlie Don't Surf" and on the right side has a stick figure of a viet cong with a circle and slash over it. They look to be hand painted on but very professionally. I'm trying to find out some history on this board as it is pretty unique with the Vietnam War stuff on the deck. If anyone know Mike Slingerland, sure would appreciate it if they would ask him if he remembers this board. I know he has shaped thousands of boards and its a long shot. Thanks.


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LAL00O00's picture

got any more pics showing the outline and also any names or dimensions?
LAL00O00's picture

http://stokednboard.surfingheritage.org/pdf/Surfboards_Hawaii.pdf This link has help me identify many boards. Maybe itll help you
LAL00O00's picture

Think it might be a Buzzy Trent Model
artz's picture

You might be able to get in touch with Mike by contacting JP at Surfy Surfy. Mike is still shaping Boards up at the Moonlight Glassing Factory in San Marcos CA. You can find Surfy Surfy on Face Book. “The Charlie don’t Surf” comes from the movie Apocalypse Now. Movie came out in 1979 so that should put a date on the Board.

According to Mikki Dora Malibu went to the Dogs in 1964. The Chumash Indians will tell you it was 1664.

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I1 just talked to Mike yesterday about an old 80's Call him at 760 436 7477