’42 to ’82 – 40 Years of Surfboard Design and Surf Culture

A new exhibit up now in downtown Honolulu – Pauahi Tower Mezzanine (1003 Bishop Street) – The show is composed of 50 boards including seven vintage balsa guns, 3 Brewer Hobie guns, a Terry Martin Hobie gun, Brewer miniguns and a bunch of surf posters, magazines, movie posters, record albums, etc. Grand opening on 9/1/15, 4:30 to 7:00pm. Runs to October 31, 2015. Please join us.


Country Surfboards
1969 Pintail Gun
Shaped by Mike Turkington


Country Surfboards was founded in 1967 when a small group of North Shore surfers felt the need to combine their love of surfing with their need to make a living. Barry Kanaiapuni, Tiger Espere (shown above) and Mike Turkington all earned their credentials shaping for Country Surfboards.


Barry Kanaiaupuni
Lightning Bolt
1976 Wing Pin


Barry Kanaiaupuni was unsurpassed in his powerful bottom turns at Sunset Beach. He was a master shaper who produced iconic pintail guns for Rick Surfboards, Country Surfboards, Surfline and Lightning Bolt Hawaii.


Gerry Lopez
Lightning Bolt
1976 Pipeline Pintail Gun


Gerry Lopes was one of the top tube riders of the mid-1970’s at Banzai Pipeline. Trained by master shaper Dick Brewer, Lopez produced boards under the labels Hanapepe Surfshop, Surfline, Hansen surfboards and was a co-founder of Lightning Bolt Hawaii which became the most revered and copied 1970’s label.

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