First board you ever bought?

Discussion in 'Global Surf Talk' started by LazyE, Aug 5, 2015.

  1. mrz1

    mrz1 Well-Known Member

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    Aug 29, 2014
    had to trade my simms hasoi skateboard for it
     
  2. chiliray

    chiliray Member

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    Aug 6, 2013
    Mine was a 7 6 Seasond it was orange. She was a honey in the pocket. I traded some contraband for it.
     

  3. antoine

    antoine Well-Known Member

    Mar 10, 2013
    6'6 counter culture with glassed in fins I hated it but at the time I hated everything.
     
  4. Socco

    Socco Well-Known Member

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    Jul 14, 2014
    6'0 savage......got it off the used rack at aqua east in neptune beach fl in 88'
     
  5. Mattyb

    Mattyb Well-Known Member

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    Apr 2, 2013
    I think it was called an "ocean view" 5-8 thruster. Bought at brave new world in 1996. Wish I still had it, thing brought be so much joy. After that got a Matt Kechele potato chip 90s board. It ripped but was so tacky. Literally had a rose with a knife going through it on top graphic. I think it was 1-3/4s thick.
     
  6. yankee

    yankee Well-Known Member

    Sep 26, 2008
    CJ's tremendous tale, with pics, goes HOF Platinum. No vote necessary. Cool that he shared that.

    Lot of good reading here in the tread.

    6'7 'Sunshine House' by Claude Codgen, $250, 1977, OCMD. Followed the next week by an old, used Bing, $50, no leash plug assembly. And then I just didn't surf again for 30+ yrs.

    Austin Saunders restored the Bing for me. Still have both boards.
     
  7. ScobeyviIIe

    ScobeyviIIe Well-Known Member

    Nov 3, 2015
    7'2 wrv when I was 15. Boards going on 16 years and has seen better days
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  8. JerseyRider

    JerseyRider Member

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    Nov 20, 2012
    6'3" Old Soul single fin. Still my go to board.
     
  9. Agabinet

    Agabinet Well-Known Member

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    May 3, 2012
    9'4" Tim Nolte hull bottom HPLB, bought from a guys garage for $275. Wave magnet, that board. Rode it to pieces, had Tim make one like it a bit shorter, still have it as go to board for all the small mushy days in Rhody.
     
  10. fl.surfdog

    fl.surfdog Well-Known Member

    Dec 6, 2010
    6'-2" Clyde Cogden "Sunshine" swallow tail single fin...back in da day!
     
  11. crindlefish

    crindlefish Well-Known Member

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    Apr 23, 2015
    5'11 Channel Islands flyer II. I had a whole chart to measure my savings for it and everything.
     
  12. mattinvb

    mattinvb Well-Known Member

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    Sep 9, 2014
    6'4 round tailed single fin. That thing must have been every bit of 3 inches thick. Ended up snapping it in half in Nags head on a day that I had no business paddling out on, given my lack of skill at the time. Had it repaired and ended up selling it at Spinnakers surf shop in Topsail Island back in the early 2000's. Wish I had held on to it...

    CJ, that was hands down one of the coolest things I have seen in a long time! That's rad you got your board back.
     
  13. backside hack

    backside hack Well-Known Member

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    Apr 4, 2012
    6'2" Planet Blue Swallow Tail Thruster
     
  14. Speed Bump

    Speed Bump Well-Known Member

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    Jun 3, 2014
    Orange striped 6'-ish pintail singlefin custom shaped by Zuma lifeguard TR.

    Thick, bouyant, and squirrly as a m-f'er with that massive single fin, meant for heavy hollow beachbreaks and a better surfer than I was at the time. Still had a lot of fun on it, though. I ended up trading it to my sister for a quad that was a little bigger, broader, thinner, and generally easier to surf. But the quad was just plain white and had a lot less stylee.

    I guess my first board of any kind was a customX something or other bought from a surf shop south of Coco Beach. Fun bodyboard for Florida. Had my best session ever (not really, but it was my first really great soul session) on that board. I do not recall what happened to it. I think I gave it to some kid when I left Florida.
     
  15. Tlokein

    Tlokein Well-Known Member

    Oct 12, 2012
    7'4" Ben Aipa thruster. Glassed in fins. Gave it to my oldest daughter about 6 years ago. She took it back to Flurida and it never made it back. Would have liked it back to throw on a wall or something, but it was old and in pretty bad shape by then, wasn't ever gonna be ridden again.
     
  16. Towelie

    Towelie Well-Known Member

    Nov 27, 2014
    9'6" wavestorm, costco mutha****as
     
  17. sigmund

    sigmund Well-Known Member

    Dec 7, 2015
    Awesome story CJ! Gotta love those 80's bathing suits.

    My first board was shaped by Corky Carrol, 7'0", glassed in single fin, swallow tail. Bought it when I was 14 back in 1980. It was mostly brown from all the water it had taken on over the years, but I cut out some of the browner bits, and fixed it up, and treated it with the care of new born babe. I rode it for a year or so before buying a new Becker single fin when I was in CA visiting family.

    If I ever found my first board I would weep openly.
     
  18. ClemsonSurf

    ClemsonSurf Well-Known Member

    Dec 10, 2007
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    I've told this story before but it was years ago.

    THis is my first board. 9'0" Hunt Custom that I still ride. Really lucky to find such a great board for my first. I was new to Charleston and knew that I wanted to surf. I bought the board on Thursday and was out first thing on Saturday morning. I was a strong swimmer but had no board skills. I paddled and missed every wave and now know that I shouldn't have wasted my gas to surf that day but I'm glad I did.

    Worn out but happy I went to the sand and laid down for a bit. I look up and notice these pretty young thangs walking over the dunes. They were doing a photoshoot for Ms. SC and Ms. Teen SC right in front of me. I was intrigued and enjoying the show. The photog asked me if they could get a pic with me and I happily obliged. Great first day of surfing on a great board.

    Before you ask.... the story ends there IRL but lived on in my imagination.
     
  19. sigmund

    sigmund Well-Known Member

    Dec 7, 2015
    Ha! Good thing you had your board to hide your boner.
     
  20. Tlokein

    Tlokein Well-Known Member

    Oct 12, 2012
    So you were young, in shape, still had your hair, had a bort, and were outnumbered 7:1 by young impressionable hotties and didn't even get a handjob?

    How many stacks of Benjamins does it take for you to get laid in a ho house?

    Just messing with ya Clem. :)