:: Board Prices. In the summer of 1963 I bought a brand new Hansen longboard for $142. It was a 9-10 with reversed T-band, wood tailblock, black reversed "skeg", and clear gloss and polish finish. I was still in high school at the time and minimum wage in 1963 was $1.25/hr. I had to work 113.6 hr to earn enough money to buy that board. (yeah, I know I didn't account for taxes but just bear with me here...) Minimum wage in California is now $10.00/hr and that same 113 hr of labor would earn me $1,130.00, just about enough to buy a new longboard down at the local surf shop. When you look at it this way, the price of a surfboard hasn't changed much over the past 45 yrs or so, but the quality of materials has changed immensely. That 9-10 weighed a good 35lbs and I was stuck with that big, ol' reversed D- fin unless I wanted to hack it off and glass on a different one.

Here's how the cost for that same 1963 Hansen would break out today: Blank with T-Band = $160, Glassing = $425, Single-fin = $60, Wood Tailblock = $50 and that comes to $670. To that add the shaper's fee ($120@$20/hr) and the surf shop mark-up (about $200) and the total comes to $990. Sounds about right, doesn't it?

Try to keep all the above in mind when you're looking at my price list. I also sell board packages that include board, fins, board bag and leash, and will save you $$$ . I don't need to make a big profit but I do need to get my boards into the hands of surfers like you. One thing, you'll have to pay CA sales tax if you pick-up the boaed in California.

One other thing, I guarantee you'll be stoked with your new board or I'll give you a full refund, no hassles. I want you to be completely stoked with your new board because I want to shape your next board too! Check out my satisfaction guarantee at the bottom of the price list.

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