Hansen Mike Doyle model 8’4 single fin #16114 | All original (late 1960s)


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8’4 Hansen Mike Doyle model 8’4 single fin longboard from the late 1960’s in all original condition. Various small dings on the board with one significant ding on the side of nose, not sealed (request close up pics of damage spots if interested).

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Mike Doyle 1960’s highlights:

  • Runner up World Surfing Championship 1964

  • Recorded his first vinyl LP The Secrets Of Surfing 1967

  • Best all around surfer by Encyclopedia of Surfing 1960’s

  • West Coast Paddleboard Pier Champion 1960 and 1962

  • California’s World Paddleboard Relay Team Champion 1968

  • Tandem Pacific Coast Champion 1962

  • Tandem West Coast Champion 1963

  • United States Surfing Champion 1965

  • Tandem World Surfing Champion 1965, 1967

  • Tandem Division Makaha International Champion 1963, 1964, and 1965

  • West Coast Surfing Championships 3rd place 1961

  • World Surfing Championships 2nd place 1964

  • World Surfing Championships 6th place 1965

  • Duke Kahanamoku Invitational 2nd place 1966

  • Duke Kahanamoku Invitational 1st place Champion 1968

  • Peru International Surf Competition 1st place Champion 1969

  • Surfer Magazine Readers Poll Award in 1964 and 1965

  • Manhattan Beach Iron-Man Ocean Sports Trials Champion 1968

  • Surfing Magazine Hall Of Fame Award Top International Surfer 1966

  • Hansen Surfboards introduces The Mike Doyle Signature Model 1967

  • Cofounded Surf Research and developed first surfing-specific board wax 1965

  • Manhattan Beach Lifeguard 1960-61

  • Signed with Catalina Swim Wear 1960’s

  • Demonstrations in the book How To Surf 1968

  • Featured in over 24 Surf Films Including Barefoot Adventure, The Living Curl,  Cavalcade of Surf, , Surf Mania, Going Surfing, Surfs up, Cat on a hot foam boards, Strictly Hot, Golden Breed 1960,1962,1964,1968

  • Kicked out of the Tom Morey Invitational 1965

  • Left Jacobs Surfboard team to sign with Hansen 1967

(Read the full list @ http://www.mikedoyle.com/history)

Dan Hansen: Surfboard shaper and manufacturer from San Diego County, California; founder of Hansen Surfboards, and a leader of the signature model era in the mid-1960s. Hansen was born (1937) and raised in South Dakota, lettered in boxing, track, and football, and earned up to $600 a week as a mink trapper. He began surfing at age 18, after graduating high school and hitchhiking to San Diego.

In 1958, while stationed at Fort Ord army base, Hansen began shaping boards in nearby Santa Cruz, at Jack O’Neill’s shop. In 1961, after short stints with Southern California boardmakers Hobie and Jacobs, Hansen  moved to the Oahu, where he made and sold boards under his own label. The following year he moved back to San Diego and opened Hansen Surfboards in the beachside town of Cardiff; four years later the company was grossing more than $500,000 a year. “I’ve always felt like I’ve had an advantage over a lot of the guys I knew in the surfing industry,” Hansen later said. “I always thought I could outwork ’em. I’d grew up on a farm. I knew what it was like to work all day in the field under a hot sun.”

Hansen Surfboards sponsored some of California’s hottest riders, including Mike Doyle, Rusty Miller, Linda Benson, and Margo Godfrey, and offered some of the most popular surfboard models, like the Master, the Hustler, the Powerflex, and the 50/50. Hansen was also good with the media: his advertisements were well-designed and clever, Hansen himself made the cover of Surfer in 1962, and he was one of 10 board manufacturers featured on a 1965 Surfing portrait cover. Hansen continued to surf often, and in 1967, he and Diane Bolton won the tandem event at the United States Surfing Championships. In the early ’70s, Hansen was an early investor in Ocean Pacific beachwear.

But Hansen Surfboards, along with the rest of the old guard surf retailers, fell into decline during the late-’60s shortboard revolution, when faster-moving backyard boardmakers were better able to respond to a whipsawing market. Hansen meanwhile seemed uncomfortable with the era’s cultural changes. “More than a year has passed since surfdom was hit by a psychedelic tidal wave,” he wrote in a 1969 surf magazine article. “There is certainly nothing wrong with this, [but] the last thing a kid needs are six strings of beads to weigh him down as he tries to catch a wave.”

Hansen moved back to the midwest, but kept the shop, which rebounded in the decades to come, and remains in the family.

In 2011, the California Surf Museum in Oceanside staged “”Don Hansen—a 50-year Restrospective.”

Read the full article @ Matt Warshaw’s Encyclopedia of Surfing…  http://encyclopediaofsurfing.com/entries/hansen-don

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