1979, “Off The Wall”

1979, "Off The Wall"
1979, “Off The Wall”. North Shore, Hawaii. I had 2 Round Pin single fins which were exactly the same color during this winter season. A 6’8″ & 7’4, This is the 6’8″. It was 191/2″ wide & 23/4″…

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A custom “Bumble Bee” for Tim Wilson

A custom "Bumble Bee" for Tim Wilson
A custom “Bumble Bee” for Tim Wilson. It’s 6’4″, 22″ wide & 23/4″ thick & was ordered through Torquay Surf. I do 2 versions of this board. An original 1976 retro vee bottom & an updated re-mastered…

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The first shaped “Space Ranger”

The first shaped "Space Ranger"
The first shaped “Space Ranger”. It’s 7’6″, 2214″ wide & 27/8″ thick. This new model is a “blown up” performance thruster aimed at a more mature surfer who doesn’t want a fish. The…

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“1974 Retro” Pipeline Pintail Gun

"1974 Retro" Pipeline Pintail Gun
“1974 Retro” Pipeline Pintail Gun. 8’0″ is our most popular size in this model. This one is a custom order & it’s 8’6″, 21″ wide & 3″ thick. This is my interpretation of a classic 70’s…

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Old Photos #5 Pipeline 1978

Photo Lance Trout 1978 Pipeline
Photo Lance Trout 1978 Pipeline Pipeline , 1978.  I first surfed Pipe in 1974 & I’d never had an injury or really scary experience there until 1986. The day before the Pipe Masters that year on a super low tide I took off on the last wave of a set ,way…

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Old Photos #4 : Single fin quiver Hawaii 1978

Photo : Jeff divine Off the Wall 1978
Photo : Jeff Divine Off the Wall 1978 This has always been one of my favourite photos. I love the feeling of speed it evokes and the way the board seems to be glued to the lip. It was a 7’0″ roundpin single fin 19″ wide, 2 7/8″ thick.…

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Surfing Magazine cover Shoot 1980

Surfing Magazine cover April 1980 Photo by Norman Seef
Surfing Magazine cover April 1980 Photo by Norman Seef After winning my first World Title in 1979 the editors at Surfing Magazine in San Clemente, California, wanted to do something different in the magazine to celebrate the win and also as I had been named…

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Paint Designs – Squeegee Art

MR squeegeeing the latest 6'6" Bushranger
MR ‘painting’ his 6’6″ Bushranger surfboard     I have always sprayed most of my personal boards. I am self-taught and I can only do solid colours and rail fades or tape-ups…basic stuff. When i did the Free Ride…

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MR Interviews Pearl Jam

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L to R : Stone, Matt, Eddie, MR, Mike and Jeff I had a unique opportunity a few months ago to fly to Seattle to interview the members of Pearl Jam about the release of their latest album Lightning Bolt. Pearl Jam I was initially really excited, and then I started…

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Old Photos #3

Merewether top turn
Merewether top turn, 1990’s Photographer : unknown This photo was taken at Merewether Beach in the early 1990’s. I am riding a 6’2″ 20 1/4″ by 2 3/4″ Twin Fin. You don’t need to be a rocket scientist to figure…

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