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Pobblebonk for Heath

Hi there surfboard lovers!  just finished a pretty sweet ride for Heath who was wanting something for those crappy small days. You know... when you want to surf but are uninspired because the boards you have just won't do the job. This is how I felt back in the late 90's when I made my first Pobblebonk after seeing lots of crap waves go unridden at Snapper. I thought, mmmm, I can fix that and get a bunch of hassle free waves as well. The Pobblebonk was, for no particular reason, named after a rain forest frog (because I liked the name) and inspired from hanging out with my knee board riding mate Rosco (not her real name). It's basically a mal with about 4 foot of the useless walking bit removed. Upturned rails in the nose.... super low flat nose entry and hulled with a vee double concave through out the bottom. A moderate accelerating tail rocker with a nice bit of rocker in the rail (as compared to the stringer rocker) and with the low foiled rails, allows you to turn tightly with out effort. Usually I do these as a quad however Heath wanted some keels and why not....they look beautiful and well as functional. 

 

 

   ..... Heath's Pobblebonk is 5'5'' x 211/4" x 21/2" ...Heath is 5'10'' and weighs 75 kgs....

                            

Luxe with a twist

Hi there twin fin lovers! sorry to disappoint you today but it's another twist on the Luxe design...this time Shaun wanted a thruster and like old mate ...loved the Luxe-twin shape but wan't keen on two fins. I have no fixed ideas on how people should relate to the waves ...I'm just the facilitator that makes sense of what you are trying to achieve in the ocean.... and then make it happen. The great thing about this twin fin design is that it's so incredibly versatile and with a few tweaks here and there, can morph into almost anything. This one was hand painted by me, glassed by Yuki and I and was fitted with a system. Of course I shaped it as well but you probably guessed that already. Sorry for the lack of pics....just the one but sometimes it's worth a thousand words....and that's all I'm going to say today ...Yew 

             ....this machine is 5'5'' x 191/4'' x 23/8'' and Shaun is 5'7'' and weighs 70 kgs....

GO GO fish for Evan

 Hi there, this is a little video of a GoGo fish I made for Evan in W.A.  It's pretty well a standard GoGo-fish but with a little more volume in the nose as requested by Evan. The deck is quite flat which helps distribute the volume evenly. With the rails low and foiled and a generous curve in the plan shape, the board will feel fresh and sparky throughout the turns and will perform well in a variety of wave conditions.The tape up, cut lap and custom tinted glass job was done by Yuki and I, and the sweet timber fins made by me. The bespoke leggy loop in the tail is a lovely addition to free the deck space of a leg rope plug so you can get your foot right back if you need to. This forward feeling volume board will paddle in early, catch the waves easily and with the lower rails, surf well off the nose.   

 

                       

         ....the dims on the board are 5'7'' x 201/2'' x 25/8'' and about 35 litres....

 ....the bespoke tail loop.....

Harmony Hull for Kevola

Hi there surf junkies,  just a quick look at a Harmony Hull that I did for my mate Kevola. Loving the concept but liking a bit more length we stretched out this popular design to 8 feet. This board was hand painted by me and Kevola added the OM and mantra across the bow. A one off custom skull logo on the bottom to finish her up. Yuki and I glassed her before choosing my own designed  Harmony fin for the centre fin and the side bites were the rear quads out of the CGQB's.  

She's was out the door before Longo got a chance to video her but I'm sure a picture's word a thousand word and here they are...

                            

      ....the dimensions are 8' x 221/2'' x 3''....Kevloa is about 6' and weighs 95 kgs.....

                            

...I think he is happy with it !! .....Cheerios amigos!

Harmony Hull for Ryan

Hi there surfboard lovers!....just another tweak to my popular micro mal called the Harmony Hull. Basically it's the same concept however Ryan wanted a mid length feel to this board.....some thing to cruise on but still have a bit of performance in it despite it's length and nest between his short boards and his logs. Relaxed flatter rocker with a triplane hull in the nose allowing for cheater nose rides. A bit of tail lift providing release in the tail and with the down foiled rails keeping you alive and sensitive on edge, puts you in tight in the pocket when you need it. All this coupled with my own uniquely designed harmony fin templates for maximum performance. Yummo 

As always, Yuki and I did the glassing, so we were able to thoughtfully use cut fibreglass patches for an aesthetic and functional appeal. I feel privileged to create surfboards for individuals and I really like the boards I make. To be honest, I'm pretty sorry to see this one leave the factory but I guess, it's on to the next one !!  

   

                        

      .... the dimensions...7'2'' x 213/4'' x 23/4'' .... Ryan is 5' 8'' and weighs 70 kgs ....

Luxe with a tweak

So I have this awesome design that I've been riding for a while now...the Luxe-twin....it's the Ross inspired twinny that I can't seem to ride enough of...well Dan loved the shape but was not so sure of the twin fin thing. After a chat we arrived at the five fin option, something that I initially hadn't considered for this design, though not without merit. I did a similar thing to a Rocket fish design which was originally a twin fin shape back in the day when Rasta was riding for me. I digress...Dan was looking for something that would ham it up on the less than favourable days but would still serve it up when the waves were ideal. Custom shaped, hand painted and glassed by Yuki and I.... bespoke leggy loop and all. 

 ......... the dims on this puppy...5'5'' x 19'' x 21/4'' ..Dan is 66kgs and about 5'9''.....

 ...earlier on I made Dan a tug deluxe for the step up days....here he is in Fiji giving it some stick

 

GoGo fish for Ed

Hi there....yeah I know it's been a while but you get that. OK ...just wanted to show you this GoGo-fish that I custom built for Ed. It's a design that I've been working on now for a while and it's basically a revamp on my classic Fun'o'matic  with a few tweaks here and there. There's more curve in the tail rocker and outline, with a narrower swallow and down foiled feeling rails that spiral to the tail.

I handmade the timber fins and fibreglass resin legrope loop and Yuki and I glassed her up at the farm. Ed's girlfriend did the paint and I think it's come out looking fantastic!...I like bright and happy and this is what the GoGo-fish is about. 

 This puppy is 58'' x 213/8'' x 25/8'' and about 37 litres.... 

  

Ed is 6'2'' and weighs 85-90kgs

 happy campers :-)