Point Break - Johnny Utah's board.

Few movies featuring surfing, surfers or surf culture are as iconic as 1991's 'Point Break' starring Keanu Reeves and the late Patrick Swayzwe.


Few surfboards are as memorable as Johnny Utah's rainbow fade flame job 9' 1 1/2" longboard that he used to learn to surf on (and fight with) throughout the movie.

But where is it now? 

Katie wrote to tell us the of when the movie was first released, Boston radio station WBCN held a premiere of the movie in Massachusetts, and attendees had a chance to win the board via raffle ticket.  Katie was there that night. 
"They called my number, and it's been mine ever since... sadly sitting in my dark basement, which is 100 miles from decent surfing beaches out on Cape Cod's outer beaches".

The board is now for sale. We are looking for offers.
The board can be packed and shipped from Framingham MA.
Interested parties can write to damion@boardcollector.com

"I caught my first tube today.........sir" - Johnny Utah.

"That board looks like a '63 Chevy I used to have" - Bohi. 

As it turns out, I have a board that belonged to Vince Kylne aka "Warchild" , on the right.

Stussy twin fin tribute

I've long admired the work in foam and glass of surfer / shaper / designer / artist -  Shawn Stussy. Specifically I have longed and lusted after after one of his original 80's twin fins. After spending three years living in the US I got close to getting my hands on one a number of times, but never close enough to bring one home.
Frustration is the mother of invention the saying doesn't go, regardless, frustration has inspired me to make my own tribute to the master.
6'3" x 20 1/4" single fly, swallow tail. Very subtle rocker, flat to fee through the tail with fluted flyer either side of the fins. 

Shawn circa 1981

A to Zee - Aloha to Zen

Shawn has never been afraid to use a little pink and purple in the spray gun. Pic @shawnstussy
Deep flutes leading into the flyers outside the fins

Pic @shawnstussy

These fins were hand made locally by 'Jono'

Pic @shawnstussy
I used the fin off cuts to make the matching leg rope attachment

Pic @shawnstussy

Pic @shawnstussy

Pic @shawnstussy

Pic @shawnstussy

Shawn 80's palette of paints. Pic @shawnstussy

Patagonia Cardiff Board Swap

Patagonia Cardiff will be hosting their annual Board Swap (a surf community used surfboard event) on Saturday, May 2ndfrom 8am to noon.  

If you are interested in selling boards at this event please shoot an email  to Roy.Coffman@patagonia.com (with your full name and number of boards you want to bring, up to 5 board max) or give him a ring at the shop (760) 634-9886, or stop by and we will get you on our seller list. Space is limited for this free event and they do not take a cut or commission from any sales!

Lost Bolts.

With 1300 unread emails occasionally some VERY important messages slip through unread. 

"Hello, I have a surfboard that I am thinking of selling and don't know how much to ask for it. I am attaching some pics for you to see. I have had the board in my house for quite some time.  Would you be interested in adding it to your collection? Please let me know what you think.  Thank u Nancy"

- Pigment coat Gerry Lopez pintail.........Don't know how much to ask for it........

I don't even know where this one came from, but geez its a nice one too.

Kailua Gold

Simon wrote to say-

G'day, I found this board recently in a junk heap. 
Once I cleaned of the dust and wax this is what I found ....GOLD. 
All I know is that it is a 1979 model made in Kailua at the old factory it is 6'2" but very similar to the one on your blog so I thought you might be interested in seeing it. 

The unassuming pioneer, Gary Green

There are some sights, some smells, some pieces of music that immediately take you back to a time and a place.
Seeing the three elements of a black arched crescent spray down the rails of a force 9 thruster with a Billabong logo under the glass took me back to 1985 and troubled times of anti hero Gary Green, the surfer who like me, just wanted to have fun.

Did he make the cover of Surfer - Yes.
Was he ranked number 6 in the world- Yes.

Will I fix it up - probably.
Will I surf it - maybe.
Will I keep it for the sake of history - definitely.

Black rock before the Boggie boards

Did he want to surf pro comps in inland swimming pools - no.

 So he quit the tour and became the worlds first professional free surfer.
The fact he made that happen, made that a possibility, made that a real thing, at the end of a long and difficult road, if what makes this board special to me.