Riding a twin fin in the mid 80’s at Haleiwa, North Shore, Hawaii

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Mid 80’s , Haleiwa, North Shore, Hawaii. I’m riding a Twin Fin that I shaped & sprayed at home in Newcastle. It’s 6’4″, 20″ wide & 23/4″ thick. This was my good wave Twinny, It was a little longer &…

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Master shaper & Pipeline tube riding legend Gerry Lopez

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With Master shaper & Pipeline tube riding legend Gerry Lopez at the Turtle Bay hotel on the North Shore in Hawaii. Gerry hosted the Surfer Magazine “Surfer Poll” awards with a Zen like presence & performance. There was quite a bit…

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Classic North Shore truck with quiver of boards

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I don’t know who the photographer is but I thought this was a classic photo. It kinda sums up the North Shore in Hawaii. A truck with a quiver of boards in the back ready to tackle anything the ocean throws at you.…

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Epic sunset on the North Shore

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Another stupidly epic Sunset last night looking towards Kaena Point on the North Shore, Hawaii.…

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Off The Wall, North Shore

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Off The Wall, North Shore, Hawaii during the middle of the day yesterday. Only a few guys out, lots of close outs with the bigger sets but some nice in between ones.…

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Sunset Beach during the Vans World Cup of Surfing

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Sunset Beach during the Vans World Cup of Surfing. It was so pumping !!!! I was in total froth mode watching & it bought back a lot of memories of surfing & competing at Sunset many years ago. Possibly one of the hardest waves in the world to position…

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MR Retro Twin fin

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The bottom of Doug Palladini’s Retro Twin from my previous post. 6’2″, 201/4″ wide & 23/4″ thick. With MR nose logo, ribbon decal above the fins & red & blue star bolt logo from the orignal board. The bottom…

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A custom surprise for Doug Palladini from Vans – photo by Peter Wilson

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Photo, Peter Wilson. A custom surprise for Doug Palladini from Vans. ( surprised by Jodi Wilmott ), This is the first Re-Creation of the Magic 6’2, 201/4″ wide & 23/4″ thick twin fin that I rode from the middle of 1980 through to 1981.…

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Massive rip at Off The Wall

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I took this photo about 5pm yesterday arvo at “Off The Wall” on the North Shore looking to the left of the path. It was weird, there was a massive rip running & swirling through OTW , Backdoor & Pipeline with the swell seeming to be missing…

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My right knee has a medial meniscal tear

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This is a picture of my right knee which has a medial meniscal tear in it. Luckily I don’t have a lot of the usual symptoms, no “knee locking” & only a tiny bit of pain occasionally when walking. It only really bugs me when I surf. If I…

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