A photo from 1977 at Burleigh Heads on the ” Goldy” during the Stubbies event

A photo from 1977 at Burleigh Heads on the " Goldy" during the Stubbies event
A photo from 1977 at Burleigh Heads on the ” Goldy” during the Stubbies event. I’m riding a Ben Aipa shaped single fin Sting which was 6’8″, 201/4″ wide & 27/8″ thick. It was shot during a heat as I’m…

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The new “Bushranger 2″ model

The new "Bushranger 2" model
The new “Bushranger 2″ model. This is the finished board that went to KKL in Byron Bay to be computer scanned by Luke Cooper. Luke scans the board & sends all the measurements to the KKL head office in San Diego, California from which they…

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The hand shaped prototype of the first new “Bushranger 2″ model

The hand shaped prototype of the first new "Bushranger 2" model
The hand shaped prototype of the first new “Bushranger 2″ model. The bottom is single to double concave. It’s a revised & an updated version of the original Bushranger model with some slight changes. The board is not a computer…

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The Prototype for the new “Bushranger 2″ model

The Prototype for the new "Bushranger 2" model
The Prototype for the new “Bushranger 2″ model. I finished shaping this board about a month ago, it’s already been glassed & computer scanned by Luke Cooper at KKL. It’s an updated version of the original Bushranger which…

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Renato Hickel, former World tour head judge & now WSL men’s deputy commissioner

Renato Hickel, former World tour head judge & now WSL men's deputy commissioner
Renato Hickel, former World tour head judge & now WSL men’s deputy commissioner. The board he is holding is a custom for his friend Zeno who lives in Brazil. Its a 1979 Retro Single fin, 6’5″, 21″ wide & 27/8″ thick.…

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Anzac Day, a day to remember & reflect, Lest We Forget

Anzac Day, a day to remember & reflect, Lest We Forget
Anzac Day, a day to remember & reflect, Lest We Forget. #anzacday Picture Re Posted from @mfanno…

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Banding the rails with a Skil 100 Planer

Banding the rails with a Skil 100 Planer
Banding the rails with a Skil 100 Planer. To shape a rail on a fully hand shaped board consists of cutting one deep 45 degree angle cut from nose to tail. Then the top & bottom of that cuts edges are planed off. This gives you a rough rail shape which can be…

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This is my favourite “low tech” piece of timber that I use for measuring nose

This is my favourite "low tech" piece of timber that I use for measuring nose & tail rocker
This is my favourite “low tech” piece of timber that I use for measuring nose & tail rocker. It’s a bit short for boards around 6’6″ so I masking taped a tongue depressor stick to each end to extend it. With computer cut…

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An edit from @quiksilver of the team riders during & around the Margaret River Pro

An edit from @quiksilver of the team riders during & around the Margaret River Pro in Western Australia
An edit from @quiksilver of the team riders during & around the Margaret River Pro in Western Australia. @mikypicon #radicaltimes #stayhigh @samueltgriffiths @cidoubleyou @mikereilly1 @stephenisbelly @pierre_agnes @lfioravanti @mattbanting…

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A new model, The “1980 Retro Pro” from L to R, 5’6″, 191/2″ wide, 25/8″

A new model, The "1980 Retro Pro" from L to R, 5'6", 191/2" wide, 25/8" thick
A new model, The “1980 Retro Pro” from L to R, 5’6″, 191/2″ wide, 25/8″ thick…. 5’8, 193/4″, 25/8″…,. 5’10, 20″, 25/8″. This is a revised version of the 1980…

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