And Now a Gor­geous Surfboard

Shaped by Skip Frye in 2017

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Skip Frye’s Equinox Glider

“The way glid­ers pad­dle and carry through the wa­ter, you get a feel of the past in a way. There’s a story Tom Blake used to tell about Duke in 1935 when the two were surf­ing Waikiki one day. Duke, who was nor­mally a re­ally mild-man­nered guy, was on a 16-foot red­wood plank and Blake said the first wave Duke caught on it, the ride went to Duke’s head like wine and he was scream­ing all the way in. That’s the essence of how these big board grabbed me when I started shap­ing them again in the early ‘90s. I’ve only rode this board once and man, was it a dream.”

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