I'm trying to find some info on Doug Roth Surfboards. I'm in the process of buying an old Roth longboard and would like to find a little history on the man and his boards. There's not much on the inter net that I can find. Sure would appreciate the help. Thanks, in advance.
Doug Roth Surfboards
I'm in the process of buying an old Roth ...
if it's 9'3" with a half inch redwood stringer, a little decal about 24" from the nose and a bigger decal about 36" up from the tail, it's mine. I want it back. Thank you
I was contracted and paid to shape one Doug Roth wall hanger longboard. After that all affiliation with the people involved with the label was terminated. I have nothing to do with any claims or representations made by them now or in the future.
John Lessing, a longstanding reputable shaper in San Diego can be be contacted regarding his history and present standing with the company.
Sadly the history on the dawn of modern day surfing the 60’s is being used to create a profit $ on nostalgia. The good old days when a Bing was shaped by Bing, Dewey Weber was shaped by “The Little Man On Wheels” and in Goleta a Doug Roth was shaped by Doug. Those days are gone and so are the boards and the shapers who created them. These men with there design skills made their labels famous. Anything less is fake knock off. Think about it before you spend $1000 to $1500 that a label dosen’t make the board surf any better than a magic board shaped by someone who is alive and skillfully handshapes a custom board just for you and your friends. Put that in your pipe and smoke it Mr.Bussiness Man.
Actually, Mr Neptoon, your wrong. First, our boards are shaped by John Lessing who was shaping boards for Greg Noll back when Doug Roth first started. So, our boards do surf as good as anybody’s. Second we have yet to make a board that sells for over $1000.
When Joey first contacted me to help him get this started, it was all about restoring part of the forgotten Southern California history. OUR YOUTH! My first “new” board was a custom 9’3" that Duey shaped for me. Doug Roth Surfboards was a huge part of our lives and something we all will remember. That’s why we are bringing back the label. I am retired, have not been paid 1 cent and don’t care if I do. Joey is putting every extra dollar he can into this and neither of us are planing to get rich. It’s just something we want to do. Funny, that everyone I’ve talked to that was there, thinks what we’re doing is great. Too bad you don’t.
I've been wondering about Tom Hale for years. I hear there is a guy in Ventura County named Tom Hale who is pretty well known, but not as a surfer . Wonder if it's the same guy?
Doug Roth Surfboards
Sadly the history on the dawn of modern day surfing the 60's is being used to create a profit $ on nostalgia. The good old days when a Bing was shaped by Bing, Dewey Weber was shaped by "The Little Man On Wheels" and in Goleta a Doug Roth was shaped by Doug. Those days are gone and so are the boards and the shapers who created them. These men with there design skills made their labels famous. Anything less is fake knock off. Think about it before you spend $1000 to $1500 that a label does not make the board surf any better than a magic board shaped by someone who is alive and skillfully handshapes a custom board just for you and your friends. Put that in your pipe and smoke it Mr.Businessman.
I understand That Dewey Weber is owner by his sons, I think Bing is also somehow involved in the revived Bing Surfboards. I know that awhile back someone was shaping boards under the Caster name without permission from The Caster family. Casters are now made by Hank Warner bill Casters brother in law and approved by the Caster Family.
Some of the older Surfboard brands that had no protection were scooped up by people wanting to produce boards and yes profit from the nostalgic market.
i hope that this new venture has the blessing of the Roth family or heirs that would at least give some credentials to this venture
Con is made by Beatty in China?
Get your Rocket Fish from Steve Brom or Max in Santa Barbara.
Keep it real.
Have a real nice day…
Spoken like a businessman who’s in it for the short-haul. Good job, stoke-killer.
Is it something we said? ( please note this is said in a semi sarcastic manner. denoting Mr Smoothdaddy's lack of smoothness.
If anyone out there in swayland knows The roth Family please have them read this. They might be interested to know whats going on here.
And in another move typical of modern business and politics, at 8:28 am on Jan 9th. smoothdady shredded the evidence
I don't know who ended up shaping Doug's boards in the final days; but I remember seeing a few around Rincon and Points North as late as the mid to late 80's and early 90's. Extremly nice looking boards, good outlines, stringer work and tailblocks. Just like Doug's boards always were. No tricky paint jobs or resin work, just good, clean, clear surfboards. He and Tom Hale were the two most overlooked and underrated boardbuilders and shapers north of County Line.
10-4 0n tom hale. he was THE man around our parts. one helluva a nice guy too!