Friday, August 19, 2016

New board for John Winship

John Winship loves his collection of hand shaped Skip Frye boards. But with a restriction of 9ft to take on the plane to the Mentawais in a couple of weeks he needed to scale one down. He showed me his 9ft 8" and we set about measuring it up and getting a file together. So we settled on a 8ft 10" with truster setup and fin boxes.
It was a mad scramble to get a blank and get it cut. But it all came together and I finished it off in the shaping bay under John's watchful eye.
 All ready for Mo to get into the glassing to meet a tight timeline.
 You won't miss John in the lineup.

Thursday, August 11, 2016

8th Annual Wooden Surfboard Day

Last weekend was the Wooden Surfboard Day. I never know who or how many people are going to turn up , but we had a great day and a really nice group of board builders. Magic Gold Coast winters day with swell all day and off shore winds. A steady flow of people checking boards out all day.
 The standard and quality of boards is better each year and some people show some amazing skills.
A big thanks to all the guys who turned up and to Jackie for helping make the day it was.
Heading home with 10 boards and another big day under our belts.