The Leroy Ah Choy Model ...

In the late 60's, when the shortboard was getting sorted all over the word, Hobie manufactured a small run of a board called the Leroy Ah Choy model.

It combined a pulled-in Hawaiian  pintail with a wide backed Australian V bottom. The result was a slightly wider (by Hawaiian mini-gun standards) tri-plane tail.

The color scheme of the board shown above makes the tri-plane shape obvious. The yellow area in the tail is flat, while the green area has a beveled V.

This particular board is 7'6'' long and 22" wide.

Leroy was a long time beach boy in Waikiki, and along with his father and brother, is credited with developing the SUP.

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