Melbourne Beach collector Bill Grey sent pics of this gem. Bill writes:
This is an 8 ft. long Rainbow Surfboard, signed by Doug Wright, 1982. Absolutely Mint. I bought it from the original owner, artist in Cocoa Beach, Michael Moffitt. Doug used a Lightning Bolt that Wayne Coombs brought back from Hawaii in the 1970’s as a template.
This is an excellent example of the high quality surfboards that were being produced by the Space Coast surf industry in the 1970’s.
FSM spoke with industry veteran Ed Townes about Doug Wright and the early days of Rainbow Surfboards in this recorded interview: