The little blue Pendoflex Rubber Ducky

Hey there! Here are photos of the beautiful Pendoflex Rubber Ducky that Steve built for Cho-San with hand-crafted care. It is 5’0″ long and 23-1/4″ wide. Steve made special hand-made birch twin keels for the board.

Steve made the first little Pendoflex Rubber Ducky in 2007 as a family board that we could ride every way, paipo, kneeboard and standing up. This Pendoflex 4′6″ is inspired by the first fishes we rode standing up which were 4′6″ kneeboards at the time, and the template has inspirations from our long-time friend Stevie Lis and also early paipos we rode. After shaping the board, Steve carved out the front of the board, much like a Greenough shell and glassed it up. Then, he applied the rubber ducky decky. The board originally had 2-inch deep half moon fins, and after we rode it, we added glass to make the fins about 4-1/4-inches deep. This made a huge difference. We can surf, oh, boy! The 3/4-inch nose to tail channels help the wide little board with small fins grab with control when doing 360s, etc.

Steve painted the rubber deck of this little Rubber Ducky

Pendoflex Rubber Ducky bottom with full length nose to tail channels

Surfing memories and friends. That's Cho doing the cuttie on a Pendoflex Chaser that Steve built for him sometime back; that's Josh Mulcoy on a Pendoflex in the SC tubes (JM photos by Patrick Trefz) and AI, RIP.

Steve dropped the little 4’6″ off with Richard Kenvin, and he shared it with Lucas and Tyler. The kids had fun riding this little 4’6″ and nick-named it the Rubber Ducky. Check out this earlier post that features shots by Mark Jeremias and John Smart, of Tyler Warren ripping on the little board. Thanks, guys!

Richard Kenvin also has a cool little movie of Tyler and the Rubber Ducky titled “54 Inches of Fury” on the Hydrodynamica blog. Thanks, RK!

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