el porto & pdub stick

Friday, August 14, 2009 / Posted by PageOne /

I was a little worried folks were thinking this was turning into a blog about hats. Nope.
The above pic is probably one of my favorite photos that I've ever taken.
And it was nabbed with a 35mm disposable camera no less.
Shot in El Porto, Mr. Scott Rhodes is taking his Galveston crafted Fry for a test-drive after one of the numerous rehab sessions. That board went through a lot and probably weighed twice as much as it did when it was originally purchased. Always fun and ready for a stroll up the bow. It's currently the wallpaper on my phone.

Here's the history of the board from Scott himself:
"This board was my first long board, given to me by my parents in 1990. It survived flying out of the back of pick up truck, floating (scraping) down a very shallow Guadalupe River, two cross country LA - TX moves, and still pulled off the steep drops of dumpy Manhattan Beach. Many, including me, rode their first wave on this board. She will be remembered fondly. Custom built 9'0" Fry board out of Galveston, Tx.

80% of the top had completely delaminated, so we had to cut off most of the deck and reglassed it. She rode once again, and gave many surfers their first and last ride. As stable as a coffee table, she turned where you wanted to go (as long as you were on the tail!) The last man to ride her was Powell Williams. Tragically, he passed away soon after, so we had her painted (Bret Toyama, artist) and dedicated it to our lost friend. (PDUB)"

powell (pdub) tribute sticker created by good pal Mr. Fernandez

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