Classic Wing Nose longboard - anyone know about it???


I have a really old, long and heavy longboard.  I know it has printed on it “wing nose”.  And I believe it was a very early or first model Con board.  It has a glassed on fin.  The top of the board is in decent shape, however the bottom is showing its age.  Here are some images to try to show what I see.  Can anyone tell me the history??  Value?

Sorry the pics were taken in my attic…

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Sunburnt-------  But a great piece of history.  There were lots of Cons before this board, but the desigh was a watermark that lead to the infamous "Ugly".  The "Wingtip" nose was most likly bleed-over from Tom Morey who pioneered "Aereo" design influence of surfboards.  In those early days between Pico blvd. and "C" St. There were three major influences; Dave Sweet(who was on the wane), Con and Tom Morey.  "Y" took it to a new level and for awhile everbody followed in his wake.   

Thanks for the comments.  My buddy found this in an old barn his dad purchased in eastern NC.

Is it worth anything?  Or junk?

Restro it and it would be a classic summer ride. I’m impressed Mcding.  When ya come down next time lets meet up for a surf. Drag Mitchy with ya

Restro it and it would be a classic summer ride. I’m impressed Mcding.  When ya come down next time lets meet up for a surf. Drag Mitchy with ya


As with most collectibles, condition is everything. So, that board isn’t worth much, at all. Might make a good “project” board, not much else.

The glass-on fin is a classic template for that era.  Variations of which were used by alot people during that time frame, which was just previous to another Tom Morey gig;  the "Waveset" box.  The only reason I know anything about this $#!t is I grew up watching it happen.  Lowel

That board looks like it would clean up pretty nice as a rider. 

The key design element responsible for the model name?  The down rails in the nose section.  You can almost see it in the 3rd photo from the top.

It might be interesting to see a shot of your hand gripping the forward rail for reference.

[img_assist|nid=1063991|title=Wing Nose|desc=|link=none|align=left|width=427|height=640][img_assist|nid=1063992|title=Wing Nose|desc=|link=none|align=left|width=427|height=640][img_assist|nid=1063993|title=Wing Nose|desc=|link=none|align=left|width=427|height=640][img_assist|nid=1063994|title=Wing Nose|desc=|link=none|align=left|width=427|height=640]A Few more shots

Do you know what it would take to retore it and approximate cost?

Here is a 9'6" Con Wing Nose that was made in 2000. Sold it for $650.00 last week.

I will sell you mine for that.

After all it is a classic…  haha

the down rails in the front(nose area) with flat bottom in same area= wing nose. concept of morey's most known for in the morey pope peck penetrator model. (also seen in the morey pope blue machine)


True. The Con Wing Nose preceded the Penetrator and Blue Machine by a few years. I recall seeing ads for the Wing Nose as early as '63.

And the "Snub" or the "Eliminator"?