Stuey wanted the retro single in our range to come not from the early to mid 70’s but from the absolute peak of their development round the close of the decade. During the twin fin era prior to the advent of the thruster, single fins underwent a period of rapid progression pushed by a bunch of us unhappy with the poor performance of twinnies in waves of consequence, not to mention the difficulty swapping between them and single fins to suit conditions. Though still shaping plenty of twins I switched back to solely riding singles and worked hard developing my boards. Nose width decreased, tail width increased and the wide point crept from 4”-5” forward almost back to halfway. This evened out the planshape and coupled with a more even thickness distribution gave the board a more balanced feel. The decks were still flat but thickness came down, the shoulder come off the rails, decreasing their volume and extra rocker was added increasing manoeuvrability. All this combined to create a single fin capable of not only holding it’s own against the twin fin in all but the tiniest conditions leaving the twin for dead once it passed 4 Foot. 79' Single, Peak of an era...!