The museum recently received a special donation from local resident Mark Lucas- a nearly mint 70’s era Overlin surfboard. The board belonged to his late wife Rindy Arnone-Lucas who passed away on April 1st 2005. Rindy, or Rose as she was known in high school, was a lifelong Merritt Island resident who spent her youth surfing around Cocoa Beach. Her uncle “Arnie” Arnone owned the barbershop in the strip mall behind the Krystal Burger which is now Anacapri Pizzaria. According to Mark, Rose was given the board as a gift in 1973 when she lost her first board. But the Overlin proved to be too small for her, and after riding it a few times it was put away in storage until now.
Although the Overlin Surfboards brand was from Santa Cruz, California it was bought locally in Cocoa Beach- One of a number of west coast brands that made it to the east coast from time to time. Except for a few pressure dings on the deck the Overlin is in remarkable condition. The resin tint is first rate with clean black resin pinlines. The beautiful yellow Brewer wide-base Lexan fin by Fins Unlimited still has the flashing from the mold. But what makes it unique is the original board bag made of Naugahide with the Surfboards Australia emblem. This is the only one the author has seen.
Mahalo to Mark Lucas for the donation as a tribute to his wife Rindy and her passion for surfing.
Excellent donation!!! The name rings a bell, was there a Jim Overlin surfboard also? Think that was my first board…. not sure now…
Yes, brothers Jim and Tom Overlin both shaped boards in the Santa Cruz shop
Yes! I have a Jim Overlin here in Jensen Beach.
Remember only Tom Overlins – there were a few around here in the Ormond Daytona area in the 70s. They were known for
a very popular “ rocket fish” type shape. In other words a fish with a pulled-in tail
Jim still has some boards circulating. They are just extremely hard to find. I finally found one to buy for my husband (Jim’s son). It was the first board we were able to find of Jim’s. If anyone has any lead on others, please let me know! ?
I have a Jim Overlin surfboard that I can part with if anyone is interested.
I don’t know the details, but Jim and Tom where brothers. Tom ran the Dewey Webber shop in San Diago in the 70’s ish. They both produced boards in there own name. My first board was the Tom Overlin starship and I still have it. I was fortunate enough to have found a Jim Overlin,that was produced at the same time, to display next to the Tom Overlin
Hey Marlene Overlin, I have a Tom Overlin single fin with a unicorn lamination on the top. I’d love to send pictures, if you can email me at om**@st*********.com. Thanks.
I was great friends of Jim and Tom Overlin; my brother Kenny and I surfed D&W and rode for Dewey with the Overlins; we hung out, surfed, got stoned together, traveled, got stoned some more, rode waves up and down the California coast together, got stoned some more, had a lot of fun with one another. I miss those guys; they’re dead now you know; so’s my brother Kenny. I think drugs have a lot to do with it; maybe also some inherent things, but anyway Jesus preserved me and I don’t know why I am special or anything; I just love life and all my old friends.
Aloha, Kevin Eide
My first and only board was a Tom Overlin. I bought it used for $25 while I was in high school year ‘75 or ‘76. Myself and two other friends were the only female surfers back then in Ponte Vedra Bch, Fl. When I started college in ‘78 my mother saw the opportunity to drop the board off at Goodwill or some donation site. I was crushed. Although I was never much of a surfer, I still loved that board.
I had a Jim Overlin board in 1971-72, light yellow on top. opaque white on the bottom with a picture of the Zig-Zag cigarette man on the bottom. Sold it in 1974 to a friend (female) who got serious use out of it. Excellent board, 6’6″, great maneuverability and very solid. Miss that board, to this day. Surfed in Ft Pierce and Sebastian with it. Visited the Surf Museum, loved it!
Hello Mark- Thanks for checking out our page and the museum. We all have boards we wishes we had kept. Maybe you will see it on Craigslist some day!
Tom meant everything to me so proud of my boards I started selling Overlin in 1970 till he left Santa Cruz it was Tom who inspired me to continue for this 50 years now. Sid Abbruzzi