This is the back corner of my shaping room with some of my cardboard nose

This is the back corner of my shaping room with some of my cardboard nose & tail templates
This is the back corner of my shaping room with some of my cardboard nose & tail templates. With computer cut pre shapes the plan shape has already been cut. I use short nose & tail templates to make slight plan shape adjustments. I used to make all…

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MR “Flying Saucer” double ender model

MR "Flying Saucer" double ender model
MR “Flying Saucer” double ender model. This one is 6’10”, 213/4″ wide & 27/8″ thick. Thruster fin set up with a single to double concave bottom. Stock tail shape is a double bump wing round tail. Also available…

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Photo. Zac Heath. Jesse Adam & “FRANK”. (Frankenstien). Frank is 5’6″ long & 19″ wide. Its is a hybrid of 2 broken MR’s joined together by Jesse’s dad Mick. The pieces had been laying around at the…

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Photo, Jason Childs

Photo, Jason Childs
Photo, Jason Childs. What an epic looking wave, It’s definitely not your classic tropical island pristine blue- green water with a light offshore line up shot. I like how this wave has a darker more evil look to it. When I look at photos of waves I’m…

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The majority of boards I shape are from computer cut “pre shapes”

The majority of boards I shape are from computer cut "pre shapes"
The majority of boards I shape are from computer cut “pre shapes”. For a lot of the custom orders I start with an over sized cut blank & then do some outline re – templating. This is a step up good wave board, 6′ 8″ by 191/2″…

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Me, second from the left with the Newcastle Jets football team

Me, second from the left with the Newcastle Jets football team
Me, second from the left with the Newcastle Jets football team. This was taken in the NBN television studios in Newcastle on Wednesday . The team was shooting a new television commercial for the upcoming season launch. I went to a lot of the home games last…

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Photo, Bruce Channon

Photo, Bruce Channon
Photo, Bruce Channon. Re – post from Surfing World Magazine. Bruce took this water shot of me at Bells Beach in 1976 during the Rip Curl Easter Classic. I was riding a single fin “Stinger” which was shaped by Ben Aipa in Hawaii. It was 6’8″…

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A “shorey” shot I took from a run of flat surf in Newcastle over the

A "shorey" shot I took from a run of flat surf in Newcastle over the last few days
A “shorey” shot I took from a run of flat surf in Newcastle over the last few days. The water was so clean & clear. It looked a little like the water you see on a tropical island in the Pacific or Indian Ocean. Although quite a bit colder.…

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New model “Puffer 5”

New model "Puffer 5"
New model “Puffer 5”. It’s 5’10, 201/2″ wide & 21/2″ thick. Old model MR – I’m 6’1/2″ tall, 18″ wide & 85kg. New model “Lone Ranger”. It’s 5’10”,…

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Photo, Nathan Richards

Photo, Nathan Richards
Photo, Nathan Richards. He took this on the drive from Queenstown to Glenorchy in New Zealand a few weeks ago. At one point we stopped at a scenic spot & he discovered a stream that was coming down the mountain through dense bush. Nathan raced across the…

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