just picked up this sweet 80’s quadfin from a guy here in NC and was looking for info on it:
its a 5’10 Michael Tabalina quad fin single bump swallow tail
here is a picture
the # is 1166,
I guess i was just wondering if anyone could shed light on the shaper, place it came from, history, etc.
Is that an asymmetrical tail or just the angle that the photo was taken at?
It’s actually “Mike TABELING”, not Michael TABELINA…
Mike TABELING was an east coast champ back in the 70s if I remember well.
Mike was part of the powerhouse Weber team in the Sixties. Along with Nat Young, he was instrumental in bringing Weber Surfboards along during the shortboard revolution.
Central Fla boy. Became an early proponent of the fish, and was known to ride really tiny ones, though he is well over 6’ tall. He can be seen in the Ranch segment of Pacific Vibrations.
Apparently, he now lives on the West Coast, though he spends a fair bit of time at J Bay every year. Currently West Coast sales rep for Globe Industries.
Send him an email with those photos. He might recall the board.
sorry, im retarded, i forgot my second grade cursive lessons. Anyways, thanks for the information. I loved the movie Pacific Vibrations but cannot find a copy of it anywhere. That is the jon severson film right?
waiting for some surf to wax up the the TABELING
I loved the movie Pacific Vibrations but cannot find a copy of it anywhere. That is the jon severson film right?
Correct. Sevo’s last movie, 1969.
There’s a guy whose been selling copies on Ebay. Puts one up just about every week.
He’s doing a combo pack of a VHS copy, + a DVD.
That’s probably a 1984 vintage, made in Brevard county. Might have been shaped by Rick Bullock,
before he moved over to Spectrum full-time. Any signature on the foam?