Reno Abellira in the Smirnoff Pro at Waimea Bay

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Reno Abellira. 1974, Smirnoff Pro. Waimea Bay, Hawaii. Reno won this event in possibly the biggest surf ever for a World Tour event in Hawaii. Waimea pumped all day with quite a few sets that closed out the bay. A lot of the competitors were suggesting to contest…

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Pipeline Masters in the mid 70’s

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Photo. @thelostandfoundcollection This shot is from the Pipeline Masters in the mid 70’s. It’s hard to recognize everyone but I’m on the LHS ,Paul Naude from South Africa is in the middle & Gerry Lopez is on the far end. Out of the…

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Legend master guru shaper Dick Brewer

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With legend master guru shaper Dick Brewer at the Surfer Bar on the North Shore. I would not be where I’m at as a surfboard shaper – designer today without Dick’s influence & help. In 1977-78 I stayed on after the Contest season finished…

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Pipeline Hawaii in mid 80’s shot by Brian Bielmann

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Photo. Brian Bielmann. Pipeline Hawaii, mid 80’s. Weirdest thing, I’d just arrived in Hawaii & driven out to Haleiwa stopping for a burger for lunch. I grabbed an issue of the latest Free Surf & was flicking through it & discovered…

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Master shaper Pat Rawson

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Master shaper Pat Rawson & I in his North Shore shaping room. Pat was just getting packed up for a trip to California to be inducted intro the 2014 Surfboard builder hall of fame. I jokingly suggested he should start his speech with ” about time…

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Sunset looking towards Kaena Point

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Sunset last night looking towards Kaena Point on the North Shore, Hawaii. (No filter)…

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Myself, Michael Peterson, Peter Townend & Ian Cairns – repost from surfersvillage

Re post from @surfersvillage Myself, Michael Peterson, Peter Townend & Ian Cairns. I wish I still had that much hair !! Photos from "1972 Sons of Beaches" art & film. On display at the Caloundra Regional Gallery, Sunshine Coast, Queensland from December 5 to February 2.
Re post from @surfersvillage Myself, Michael Peterson, Peter Townend & Ian Cairns. I wish I still had that much hair !! Photos from “1972 Sons of Beaches” art & film. On display at the Caloundra Regional Gallery, Sunshine Coast,…

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Mick Adams new custom “Puffer 5” model

Mick Adams new custom "Puffer 5" model. It's 5'8", 201/4" wide & 23/8" thick. The bottom is single to double concave & the stock tail is a rounded square. It would also work well with a swallow tail. 5 sets of FCS 2 plugs come stock on this model for a tri - quad option. Mick glasses his own boards & was doing it this weekend so it should get a test run early next week. @fcs_surf @pop_diddy @slimes_surf_skate @jmanrad
Mick Adams new custom “Puffer 5″ model. It’s 5’8″, 201/4″ wide & 23/8” thick. The bottom is single to double concave & the stock tail is a rounded square. It would also work well with a swallow tail.…

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My 6’6″ step up “Super Twin”

My 6'6" step up "Super Twin". It's 19" wide & 25/8" thick. This board is about 6 years old & I only ride it occasionally when the surf is really good. There are no wings at the tail like a standard Super Twin. It has a 111/4" wide nose. The outline is really pulled in at the tail with it measuring 133/4" up 1' & a 41/4" wide swallow. Bottom is single to double concave. I did the color design on the foam myself using a 2" wide paint brush & water based fluro paints. Fin set up is twins up front & a small stabilizer fin in the tail using my FCS MR TX fins. @fcs_surf @quiksilver
My 6’6″ step up “Super Twin”. It’s 19″ wide & 25/8″ thick. This board is about 6 years old & I only ride it occasionally when the surf is really good. There are no wings at the tail like a standard Super…

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Pro Skater Curren Caples surfing – photo by @tjpikhart

Photo, @tjpikhart This shot of Pro Skater Curren Caples surfing & getting air one of my twin fins is a re-post from his Instagram. Yadin Nicol tagged me to check out the shot. I was totally stoked when I saw it. I'm searching my memory but the only other surfers I've seen doing airs on one of my Twin Fins are Yadin Nicol in WA recently & Kelly Slater on one during a Surfest expression session in Newcastle many years ago. @currencaples @yadin_nicol @surfysurfy @fcs_surf @kellyslater @mayhemb3_mattbiolos @slimes_surf_skate
Photo, @tjpikhart This shot of Pro Skater Curren Caples surfing & getting air one of my twin fins is a re-post from his Instagram. Yadin Nicol tagged me to check out the shot. I was totally stoked when I saw it. I’m searching my memory but the only…

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