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Discussion in 'Surfing' started by Veterano, Aug 31, 2019.
I think mine was 6’9” but could have been longer. It didn’t look anywhere near that radical!!
I was told by the owner that it was bought at Koseff’s in Beach Haven. Super light, super narrow, screams speed.
Do you recall Freedom Surf Shop in Beach Haven?
Vaguely. I remember Kosseffs...an old house behind the main store on the Blvd. Sold Nolls exclusively. Refresh my memory re:Freedom.
Ken and his Brother Russ and myself opened Freedom in 1970. Sold Surfboards America out of Virginia Beach and Surfboards Hawaii. Fitzgerald who had the Rick Surfboard Shop close to the Ron Jon Shop would toss a couple of Rick Surfboards to sell at the south end of LBI
I got drafted cam back in 1972 spent some time in CA then was the first dealer for Sunset Surfboards on the east coast. They became our best selling boards. By 1973 I wanted to live in Encinitas full time sold to Ken Scott. He kept the doors open and had a very successful business for another 15/16 years.
I had a Messenger made for me by some dude out of the Rick shop in 1972. Actually had a Sunset I bought from a guy I knew a few years later. But it came from a shop up near Noormandy or Lavallette or Seaside.
Sunset Boards were great some of the best quality glassing of the era. I wanted to also get Casters in the Shop. Bill Caster. Thought that having Caster and Sunset in the same Shop would hurt each other’s sales. He was good friends with Ed Wright.
I loved my Sunset. Kind of a downrailer...maybe not the best for NJ beach breaks but I was younger and that board flew in NJ Fall surf. One of my favorites though was a Channin round pin that got from Peter Poe's shop...Surfers Union in Lavallette...until Grog started carrying Joey Thomas boards.
Back to LBI...Chucky Barfoot and the Baugh bros. ruled back in 69-72.
Sammy Baugh and his brother were hot surfers, they had a younger sister that moved up Maui.
People heard her screams one night, a search has never turned up what became of her