1957 Joe Quigg Hobie

Discussion in 'Surfing' started by Lektriz, Mar 24, 2017.

  1. Lektriz

    Lektriz Member

    40
    72
    Mar 15, 2017
    Finland
    Have been searching the net for any available info on these boards. "Easter eggs" with widepoint back but with with a slightly fuller tail template compared to later pigs or later involvment transition boards.

    Best ever longboard according Mr Nat Young had ridden prior to his return to shaping longboards in the early 80's.

    Apart from the TSJ article on Mr Quigg himself, not much info out there on theese boards but here are a few pics and clips. Please chime in if you have any info.

    9897_ca_object_representations_media_5546_large.jpg

    9bb5452382369a1f05191ab87f751e6e.jpg


    Quigg_63_Grannis.jpg
     
    Last edited: Mar 25, 2017
  2. sightpoint

    sightpoint Well-Known Member

    969
    353
    Jan 28, 2014
    2' and onshore
    Have Brian Hilbers shape you a Sweet Young Thing, based on the Quigg template. I love mine.
     
  3. Veterano

    Veterano Well-Known Member

    1,839
    1,595
    Aug 29, 2013
    When I was kid before myself and my cronies could drive, our mothers would take turns driving us on surf trips on the weekends and during the summers. This is before the freeway so you would drive PCH up and down the coast. On the way home from either going south or north to surf the name spots, we would stop at all the surf shops that had ads in the first few Surfer mags. Early surfboard fetish in full effect! That's how I came into contact with Fred Wardy that I mentioned in another thread. Joe Quigg, same thing. He was a nice guy that had some time to talk to grammies like us. Both his & Wardy's boards were beautiful. And I'm from Manhattan Beach so saw all the major shops regularly. Quigg was a major figure in surfing/paddling/diving and the older guys from my hood held him in reverence.
    During this time-'63?:
    [​IMG]
     
    DJR, Lektriz, Surfnfish and 1 other person like this.
  4. Lektriz

    Lektriz Member

    40
    72
    Mar 15, 2017
    Finland
    Here are few shoots of Bryce Suba's 1958 Hobie Quigg restored by mr Junod. That board scaled up to 10'6 and tweaked with harder rails in the last third, with a Paul Gross big red fin instead of a D-fin will be mine some day...

    10853045_1520435364899699_1826039523_n.jpg

    10865079_923265011051831_245527874_n.jpg
     
    DJR likes this.
  5. Veterano

    Veterano Well-Known Member

    1,839
    1,595
    Aug 29, 2013
    Don't forget to post photos of this project as it progresses. "D" fins blow, Big Red Rules!
     
  6. Lektriz

    Lektriz Member

    40
    72
    Mar 15, 2017
    Finland
    Ask and thou shall receive! There used to be some footage of Bryce surfing the restored 1958 Quigg posted by sealevel tv but I'm afraid that clip is gone.

    11094511_1438500839781015_207180457_n.jpg

    11176316_1575218282731699_1263066258_n.jpg

    11236207_1584168721833496_1284416320_n.jpg
     
    DJR likes this.
  7. norcal57

    norcal57 Member

    69
    7
    Jan 17, 2014
    Think I might have a close relative to this board. Picked it up a couple years ago in Santa Cruz off a craigslist ad. Same outline but 9'-5" with wide point back, same fin with blue/green resin finish. Minor nose and tail repairs needed thinking i might stop in at Almar and ask Michel for repairs and color matching.
     
    Lektriz likes this.
  8. Surfertom

    Surfertom Active Member

    424
    129
    Mar 6, 2004
    Hermosa Beach, California
  9. Veterano

    Veterano Well-Known Member

    1,839
    1,595
    Aug 29, 2013

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice