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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....

A tale of two beauties....

After a fantastic weekends event at Saltfest, I unloaded a few new stock boards into the racks at the Sunhouse, my new shaping digs.  Two boards that stood out in particular as really nice ones ...An XU-1 and the other, a Flow.

The XU-1 is the high performance keel fin that I have been frothing on the last few months or so ....it was hand-painted and then resin tinted,  then a one off custom  set of my keels were glassed on....set and forget....I really liked this board.

The other was a Flow...a 6'5'' that I kinda made for myself...hand painted and put a single fin box in it so I can play around with the many fins that I have.....She looked  pretty sweet and I was looking forward to having some fun with it. 

I don't usually  make many stock boards as I really like to make customs for individuals....so any stock boards tend to be super tuned, and mindfully shaped custom boards...but on the rack.....They didn't last long, a total of 4 days, before these boards were in the ocean!!...sad to say ..I didn't really get the chance to photograph them, let alone ride one of them!! but I did manage to get a few dodgy pics on the I-phone before they walked out the door.....Two beautiful boards and two very stoked girls in the line up.

 

Saltfest surf festival is on this Sunday, March 1st

Hi there surf lovers....come and check us out at the Saltfest Surf Festival this Sunday March the first..... on top of Kirra Hill at the Community & Cultural Centre.....first day of autumn...change is in the air....it's going to be HUGE !!!! 

 

....See you there!!!