Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Nice one

I  build this little 4ft 8" Hydro Simmons for Raz from Firewire Surfboard a couple of years ago and he has had this great art added to it by James Robertson from www.boundbysea.com.au

Sunday, March 20, 2016

11foot glider

I had a ride on a DVS Glider down at Byron over the Christmas break and loved it. So I designed one up in AKU. Got Burfords to glue up the 12ft 3" blank with a Cedar and Paulownia T band stringer. Then I thought why not get Dick Van Straalan to hand shape it for me. Dick was onto it. Big job hand shaping a 12 foot blank. It filled his shaping bay. He used a Mike Diffenderfer template he has hidden away. I just said to Dick do whatever you like. Well it looked like a great outline and at 11ft x 26" x 3 1/2" you won't miss it. Looking forward to Peter Mo finishing the glassing.

Friday, March 18, 2016

Felipe Siebert

Great to have met Felipe Siebert from Brazil, last night when he dropped around to talk boards. We have been in contact for many years and I have always admired his boards and skills. He will be back up in 
Queensland again in a month and I hope we get to catch a few waves together.
Felipe and Jhiese.    Check out his boards :  siebertsurfboards.com/aus

Google translated on his blog:  Fsiebertaustralia.blogspot.com.au