Fletch holding a custom Alien model belonging to Jason Hughes, it was ordered through Slimes

Fletch holding a custom Alien model belonging to Jason Hughes, it was ordered through Slimes Surf & Skate in Newcastle
Fletch holding a custom Alien model belonging to Jason Hughes, it was ordered through Slimes Surf & Skate in Newcastle. It has a Gloss & Polish finish & we had a hard time trying to get a shot of it without too much reflection. Mono did the Fluro…

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This is one of my back up Skil 100 planer’s, it’s my second favourite &

This is one of my back up Skil 100 planer's, it's my second favourite & it has been seriously well cared for
This is one of my back up Skil 100 planer’s, it’s my second favourite & it has been seriously well cared for. They are highly prized as they are no longer available to buy new. Originally designed for builders & carpenters but discovered…

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This is my Skil 100 electric planer

This is my Skil 100 electric planer
This is my Skil 100 electric planer.( you have no idea how much I love this tool !! ). I bought it in Hawaii in 1978 after spending time shaping with Dick Brewer using his Skil. I couldn’t believe how much better it was than the “Towa” I’d…

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My first electric Planer which my dad gave me as a Christmas present when I

My first electric Planer which my dad gave me as a Christmas present when I was 13 years old
My first electric Planer which my dad gave me as a Christmas present when I was 13 years old. It’s a Japanese Towa. I’d been bugging him for months to buy me one & my mum was dead set against it worried I’d chop off my fingers with it. Prior…

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The bottom of the first board I shaped, it had a displacement hull up in

The bottom of the first board I shaped, it had a displacement hull up in the nose & the fin was made from a rail off cut of foam
The bottom of the first board I shaped, it had a displacement hull up in the nose & the fin was made from a rail off cut of foam. It was also my first attempt at glassing, Pink resin tint on the deck & blue resin tint on the bottom which gave me a purple rail…

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The first board I shaped & glassed when I was 12 years old

The first board I shaped & glassed when I was 12 years old
The first board I shaped & glassed when I was 12 years old. It’s 3’5″ long, 151/2″ wide & 23/4″ thick. I glued a nose & tail off cut from a blank together & shaped it in the lane way at the back of our shop in Newcastle.…

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A selection of MR Retro’s just landed at Real Water Sports in North Carolina, USA

A selection of MR Retro's just landed at Real Water Sports in North Carolina, USA
A selection of MR Retro’s just landed at Real Water Sports in North Carolina, USA. There is a mix of 1978 & 1980 Retro Twin Fins. Sprays by @tapedoff & @search4shin As far as I know they can ship them within the US & possibly overseas . If…

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A 6’0″ Wing – Swallow “Super Twin” model I shaped recently

A 6'0" Wing - Swallow "Super Twin" model I shaped recently
A 6’0″ Wing – Swallow “Super Twin” model I shaped recently. The bottom is Single to Double Concave, not quite as deep as it looks in the vision. The single concave is roughly 1/8″ deep & the double concave cut…

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Newcastle in 1977, a photo by Bruce Channon from Surfing World magazine at the time

Newcastle in 1977, a photo by Bruce Channon from Surfing World magazine at the time
Newcastle in 1977, a photo by Bruce Channon from Surfing World magazine at the time. I’m riding a 6’2″, 213/4″ wide & 3″ thick Twin Fin, glassed in 6oz & glossed & polished. I still have it & it feels incredibly…

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John Witzig took this photo of me in 1976 or 77 ? in Audrey Sutherland’s

John Witzig took this photo of me in 1976 or 77 ? in Audrey Sutherland's yard on the North Shore
John Witzig took this photo of me in 1976 or 77 ? in Audrey Sutherland’s yard on the North Shore. This was my home away from home for around 10 winter seasons in Hawaii. The first 2 boards on the left are 6’8″ long Ben Aipa “Sting’s”…

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