9'2 Bill Hamilton Performance longboard (As New)

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9'2 Performance Longboard by Bill Hamilton

Condition - As new

2 + 1 fin set up

Former Oxbow team rider board shaped by legendary Hawaiian shaper Bill Hamilton.

Stunning Hawaiian cloth inlay on underside & spray on deck. Excellent glassing, very solid high quality surfboard.

 Comes with :

 - New Rainbow Fin Co TK Flex 8.5 fin (black)

- Pair of new sidebites

- As new board bag, 8mm

An excerpt on Bill Hamilton from the surferpedia :

'In 1976, Hamilton was chosen to do the surfing for Jan-Michael Vincent's character, Matt Johnson, in John Milius' Big Wednesday, as well as the scene in which lifeguards abandon their small boat in the pit of a gigantic oncoming wave. Afterward, Hamilton began shaping under the Bear label depicted in the movie. Business boomed with the late '80s surfwear explosion as Bear expanded its line, replacing fishing as his main source of income. The success was fleeting as Milius sued for patent rights, leaving Hamilton back where he started.

Hamilton remains on Kauai, near Hanalei.'


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