Hey this board is not red, it’s green. It’s a surf shot of Joey Crum on his old green fish. We built this one for Joey about 5 years ago and last year he finally retired it “last” summer. Many hours were logged on the green fish and it has seen all sizes of waves and all conditions. Some days it was well overhead and closing out, not a fish type wave at all but Joey would take it out and still surf it well.
If you have been to Hatteras any time in the past 5 years and there was a swell of some kind you probably saw Joey out on his green fish. Joey rides short boards also but likes his fish designs done old school. The green one was glassed with all 6 0z glass , Green resin tint, cut laps, glass on twins, gloss and polish – the works. I think he rode it so much that it had been delaminated twice and repaired twice gaining weight each time and it was never a “Super Light” to begin with. Last summer he ordered a new fish and this one was to be a little different than the old green one. This one had the old school nose but a modern tail with a tri fin, not a twin like fish usually are done.
He said he liked it pretty much but only got to ride it a couple of times. Shortly after getting it he took a trip down to the Shackleford Banks to catch a SE swell. He caught some nice waves but paid the price.
The only way over is by boat and he was using a jet ski to get across. On the way back he was towing his boards behind the jet ski and it was pretty choppy going into a stiff nor’easter and they broke loose while he wasn’t paying attention. I think he lost 3 boards that day, and he searched for them as much as he could before dark but never found them. (Somebody somewhere has a nice red fish.) So it’s now been a year later and Joey saved up enough money to replace it. Joey is going to school at COA and working commercial fishing so it took him a year to do it but we just finished up the new one. This one is done all old school just like the green one was. A nice red tint, with cut laps, glass on twins , double pinstripes and a gloss and polish.
Enjoy the photo gallery of the making of Joey’s new red fish… 2 years later. Just as it got finished up it coincided with a nice June mini nor’easter and a couple of fun days of waves.