Width: 23 in Length: 10.1667 ft Thickness: 3 in Nose: 18.5 in Tail: 14.5 in Weight: 32 lb This board has never been in the water and is a classic example of one of Hobie's most popular model boards made for Gary Propper. This was an East Coast design, for small waves and nose riding. An example of the early use of colored high-density foam and one of the first removable fins.
Hailing from Cocoa Beach, Florida; Propper won the 1966 East Coast Surfing Championships and was the top-paid surfer of the day. The Gary Propper signature model surfboard, made by Hobie surfboards was introduced in 1966 and was one of the world’s best-selling models. It is estimated that perhaps half of the 6,000 boards made by Hobie in 1967 were Propper models, almost all of which were sold on the East Coast.