Category Archives: Surf Ads & History

Old Footage “The G&S STretch”

The G&S "Stretch" model designed by Mike Hynson & Skip Frye for the 1965 Morey Noseriding Invitation in Ventura, CA. Rare photos and clips of Mike Hynson and Skip Frye surfing in the contest where contestants where judged on just time on the nose.

G&S MIKE HYNSON RED FIN GUN 10′ 6″

Published on Apr 7, 2013

G&S MIKE HYNSON RED FIN GUN 10' 6" (10r)
While known primarily for his role in 1964 classic surf film "The Endless Summer" San Diego's Mike Hynson had by that time already established himself as a leading surfboard shaper/designer, joining the Gordon & Smith stable in 1963. His piece de resistance was the sleek Hynson Model, with its distinctive triple redwood stringer configuration and red speed skeg. Known simply as 'The Hynson Red Fin' this particular elegant gun (one of only a dozen Red Fin guns ever made according to G&S partriarch Larry Gordon) comes from its original owner Darryl Diamond and has mind blowing provenance including being ridden by the likes of Herbie Fletcher and Billy Hamilton. These boards tended to be surfed long and hard and not many have survived in this fine condition.
pre-auction estimate $3K - $8K