A little over one year from 1967 to 1968 only. Exact numbers produced is uncertain. This Board is a "PinTail" with original Doyle Design Fin, Measures 8' 3" Long 22" Wide and 2 1/2 Thick (approximately) Built during the transition period to shorter Boards. The Condition of Board Shows wear from Age and Use including bumps, bruises and some small dings as well as possible?
Repairs or re glassing at mid section? While this is possibly a "repair" it is more likely an alteration done during original Board Build to shorten the Blank before Glassing. Overall Very Good Condition for a 50 +. An Excellent and Easy Restoration Project.
Or simply Display/Ride and enjoy as-is. Please feel free to request additional photo's and Ask any Questions!
This Item is Offered as Pick-up Only. Sadly, Mike Doyle Passed on recently. In the early days of Surfing He was a Legendary Force as a BAD ASS Surfer, winning. Countless Awards and Events, as a Designer, Shaper and Builder and a Lifelong proponent of the sport of surfing in general. A True Icon in the world of Surfing.
See pic's for the gold hand signed seals laminated under resin both top and bottom of Board. Produced in very limited numbers by Famed Hansen Cardiff Surfboards from 1967 to 1968. The serial number 13365 is a sequential production number (for all Hansen Model Surfboards). Followed by "DOYLE" as Model and then 808 indicating the 808th DOYLE Model produced.Each side of the serial # and production # identify the person who actually. The Board : In this case Fred "Buzzy" Smole, Also a legendary 60's surf-cat and Board Maker. Hansen made lots of different "Doyle" model boards from 1965 thru 1968 but the "Signature Series". With the signed gold seal were VERY limited, exact numbers are unknown. Board is Pin tail (or "pointed" tail in 60's lingo) shape and measures 8' 3" L x 22" W x 2 1/2 approx. I did a thorough web search and could only find four "Signature Series" currently. The condition of this Board is fairly rough, quite a few bumps, bruises and dings as well as some signs. Of repairs/re-glassing at fin area and mid-section. Fin is original glassed in "Doyle" design and Board still displays. A very rare and sought after Collectors item and/or restoration project being offered at well below. Please see Pic's and feel free to request additional photo's and ask any questions, I will respond as quickly.
There is an interesting back-history attached to the acquisition and provenance of this item. If interested, just let me know and will be happy to pass it along.ViVVintage ntage 1968 Hansen Cardiff Mike Doyle "Signature Series" Model Surfboard. This Surfboard was designed, authorized and Hand Signed by Iconic Surfing Legend Mike Doyle. The item "Vintage 1967 Hansen Cardiff MIKE DOYLE Signature Model Surfboard 8' 3 Pintail" is in sale since Thursday, October 29, 2020. This item is in the category "Sporting Goods\Water Sports\Surfing\Other Surfing". The seller is "paumorrisse8" and is located in Las Vegas, Nevada.
This item can't be shipped, the buyer must pick up the item.