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
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.
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.