I do not believe in riding any antique surfboard that is in great shape. There were so many made in the sixties it is easy to find a rider! It is a buyers market for these boards most riders are back under $500. But I know what your thinking you want to feel that stoke riding a super clean antique surfboard! Well, have you thought about a retro surfboard?
First we must look at disadvantages of riding a valuable pristine antique surfboard. Your first hurdle, Joe Public, on any given day just too many people for the surf conditions regardless of what the conditions are. Damage almost inevitable, it is going to happen no matter how hard you try or how good a surfer you are. Your second hurdle, now that you have dinged your cherry piece of history is the repair, a modern repair detracts from the boards value! Dings cost you money if you want to sell especially new dings. some collectors can forgive an old ding, depending upon the repair job. Your third and most important hurdle, these old boards don’t surf like new modern surfboards. You have to know how to surf them. They don’t surf well when you surf them from the tail!!! You need to trim your board to get that classic sixties style of surfing. Do you know how to do that?
A new retro Surfboard, Jed has been taught by his father and Bob Pearson two great shapers. Jed brings the best of the old world and new world into the shaping room! He knows about the old time designs as well as modern designs. He understands old style stringer set up, pigments, nose/tail blocks. He has the ability to give you what you want without sacrificing modern performance. However, if you surf a performance longboard it will not be the same. He can make that retro board surf circles around that old log. Jed can also make the new board look like a new old log! he is a craftsman!
The advantage is you can have the best of both worlds with Jed Noll! With the availability of new blanks and materials you can achieve you wildest dreams without sacrificing performance. You can paddle out on a surfboard with that classic look and not sacrifice performance. Because with crowds the way they are your going to need that performance to protect your investment.
You may have a birthday or special event in your life coming up that deems you do something special for yourself. Sit down at the kitchen table and list your wants and needs for the board. Shoot Jed and email or a phone call, better yet visit the shop and confer and plan the surfboards of your dreams. You deserve it! your efforts have earned that special surfboard. Contact Jed as soon as possible to get your board in the production line. You won’t be sorry and you’ll have a lot of fun on a bitching surfboard! Or maybe you don’t surf anymore and want a little rememberance in your office and or den? Jed’s your man!
Then send us a picture of that special board so I can do a blog of special Noll Surfboards! Remember a picture with your reply is worth a 1000 words!
Keep Surfing, daCoach