The Original Mini Simmons?.RG rode this at Lowers for a few years in the mid 70s, and a few sessions at big Tourmaline in the mid 90s.

At Lowers RG reports spending one frighteningly uncrowded summer morning trading waves with Herbie Fletcher, and each time he pulled out two sections further down the beach
than him.

Doyle checked out the shape in the water, right around the time he was developing the Morey Doyle boards.

Frye did the same one morning at Tourmo.

Seebold built the second one for RG.

So it’s real, and predates Bogus.

RG still has the Seebold version, but gave the original from the video to Seebold.

Stay tuned for more of the story . . .

Derek, Mini Simmons Shaper

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  • Sorry…first mini…was a 6′ version…made and ridden by the man himself
    Bob simmons..in the 50’s
    That being said I’m no fan of of the bogus..either

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