Saturday, May 13, 2017

Hillbrook School's Sustainability Day

It was great to be invited to attend and be a part of Hillbrook Anglican School's Sustainability Day today. Trent Palmer who is a teacher there runs their wooden surfboard building classes for students, their parents and other teachers. The late Geoff Moase helped Trent start the classes a couple of years ago. Stuart Bywater and myself have both supported Trent, as we think it is a great initiative and learning experience. The Sustainability Day just pulls it all together and gives it greater meaning.
 A student and his dad were on hand working on a board

The board to be won.
A great day and happy to be a part of it.

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

RIP the Mighty Wiz

Wiz, I am going to miss you mate. What a great craftsman, fin maker and story teller. A real charater of the surf industry. I am so sorry I didn't know of his passing until recently. I have some great fins he made abd some great memories of our time together.

Friday, May 5, 2017

Brian's new boards

Brian Punch and his son Josh have been some of my long time test riders and have given me some great feedback over the years. Brian loves all sorts of boards and loves to try something different as he surfs most every day at Currumbin Alley. He doesn't mind glassing  his own boards so I shape them and he finishes them. Here are some of the latest ones.
 The Simmons may be Josh's 3rd or 4th. 5ft of fun and Josh is around 85kg
 Two totally different outlines but share a common bottom design. Single into double and V out through the tail, with a rail chine.

Thursday, February 23, 2017

5ft 10" x 22" Wooden Hydro V

 Marine varnish over hand painted and distressed water based paint. Light, quick and cheap.
 EPS core with Paulownia skins and rails
 Concave deck
True Ames keels
 We had a great stay at Atlantic once again for the Byron Bay Surf Festival.

Sunday, February 5, 2017

5ft 10" Greenough inspired edge board

 It was a good challenge to shape this board and I knew I would need to make a sanding block to help me out.
 And this is what I came up with a large dowell with 60 grit emery cloth glued to it. So I taped off the shape I wanted and just ran this around the edge.
 Came up pretty neat and tidy. I measured the depth on each side to get them the same as I went.
 It all flowed pretty well and the finished shape foiled out really well balanced.