To the surfing world Mark Richards needs no introduction as his name signifies history. For those of you that came in late Mark revolutionized the surfing world between 1978 and 1982. The surfer who made his own boards and couldn’t be beaten. The man who decided two fins were better than one. The man who then took his two fin design and adapted it to the waves of the world. Mark Richards made his own boards and changed the surfing world by riding them to 4 world titles.
This is the most popular Retro model and a faithful recreation of MR’s favourite twin fin which was a ‘magic’ contest board, and was 6’2” by 20 ¼” by 2 ¾”. He shaped the original in May 1980 for the professional events in South Africa in June, where he won the Gunston 500, and the Hang Ten International on it. The original outline template with a lot of forward area, making it a dream to paddle and the classic wing-swallow tail shape which reduces the tail area to give the board holding power through turns. Also with a nice deep-V bottom which gets the board flowing from rail to rail.
Here at Mango Surfing we have the 1980 retro model in 3 sizes. The blue and black is a 6’2, the matt white is a 6’6 and the really special 6’0 finished with an incredible gloss and polish. You can check out all 3 models on our website at the link below.
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