Sunday, August 31, 2014

2 for Will

 Will is a carpenter from Pacific Palms NSW and loves his surfing and after talking to me a t last years Byron Bay Surf Festival he wanted to build a couple of boards. So I designed them for him to his brief and then gothe blanks custom hot wired out of block foam for him. Had them cut on the AKU machine and then glued the first 3mm rail band / parabolic stringers on.This holds the rocker and sets it all up for him.
I have the Paulownia milled for him to bag the skins and laminate the rails himself. So I just need to pack it all up and send it off to him.

10 foot Hydro Simmons

 10ft x 24" x 3 1/4" rocket red glass job by Peter "Mo"
 One continuous concave nose to tail , nice little rolled shoulders in the nose with that concave through the middle. These shoulders lead into a chine that softens the rail to where it all smooths out in the middle of the board before rolling into rail chines that get more angle and flow out through the tail.

 The fins sit up on the chines with the flow through the middle of the board.

Friday, August 22, 2014

The Italian connection

 This is Andrea Campioni from Italy surfing at a spot called Bonzai which is in Santa Marinella , just to the North of Rome. Andrea bought one of my simmons in Byron and took it back to Italy where he has enjoyed riding it when ever he can. Certainly looks like he is having fun here.

Photos by Roberto Albigi, thanks guys.

Monday, August 11, 2014

Good mates

It is nice to have the support of mates when you take the time to organise events like the Fish Fry which I did for 7 years and now the Wooden Board Day for 6 years. Roger Hall of Surfline Surfboards in New Zealand and his mate Mike Cunningham have been great mates and supporters for the whole time. And even when thay haven't been able to get across the ditch to be here they help get the word out about what I am doing. I have met so many great people through my blogs and building boards and organising events. Thanks Roger and Mike and all those others that make it worth the effort to keep doing it each year.