Fashions come and go in surfboard design, and models are always being tweaked or revamped, but every now and then that rare thing comes along – a surfboard that’s perfect as it is, and stands the test of time without the need for changes or modern refinements. Mark Richards’ world-beating twin fins fall squarely into that category. In the late ’70s, with his rivals still riding single-fin surfboards, MR upgraded from one fin to two, and for the next few years he was untouchable, winning four consecutive world titles on his self-shaped designs. But these surfboards aren’t just historically significant or beautifully made or visually stunning – although they’re definitely all of those things. They’re also brilliant surfboards in their own right: fast, drivey, functional, and heaps of fun to ride in all conditions.