Daniel Pati’s custom 1980 Retro Twin Fin ordered through Slimes Surf & Skate in Newcastle,

Daniel Pati's custom 1980 Retro Twin Fin ordered through Slimes Surf & Skate in Newcastle, Its 5'10" long
Daniel Pati’s custom 1980 Retro Twin Fin ordered through Slimes Surf & Skate in Newcastle, Its 5’10” long. 193/4″ wide & 23/4″ thick. Sprayed by Mono, glassed by Mick, fins set up by Darren, sanded by Bruno, glossed…

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Some shaping vision from yesterday

Some shaping vision from yesterday
Some shaping vision from yesterday. I’m using a piece of 100 grit sandpaper to blend the top of the rail into the deck. It’s a Burford Blank & the board is a “Bushranger 2″ model, 6’2″, 201/4″ wide &…

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The tail of a Spitfire model I shaped recently out of a Burford Blank

The tail of a Spitfire model I shaped recently out of a Burford Blank
The tail of a Spitfire model I shaped recently out of a Burford Blank. The computer cut was from the “Bushranger 2” model program which comes stock with a rounded square tail. I made a few changes to it & converted the tail to a pronounced…

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Mono’s rack of finished sprays at “Professional Surfboard Manufacturing” in Byron Bay

Mono's rack of finished sprays at "Professional Surfboard Manufacturing" in Byron Bay
Mono’s rack of finished sprays at “Professional Surfboard Manufacturing” in Byron Bay. The first 4 boards are MR customs which were shaped last year., The “1980 Retro Pro” with the black rail & dark charcoal deck…

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MR Retro Model line up in Salt Water Wine Surf Shop, Port Macquarie

MR Retro Model line up in Salt Water Wine Surf Shop, Port Macquarie
MR Retro Model line up in Salt Water Wine Surf Shop, Port Macquarie. From L to R, 1982 Twin Fin, 6’0″, 20″ wide, 23/4″ thick. 1980 Twin Fin, 6’2″, 201/4″ wide, 23/4″ thick. 1976 Bustin Down The Door Single…

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A Sunrise photo I took in Newcastle this morning

A Sunrise photo I took in Newcastle this morning
A Sunrise photo I took in Newcastle this morning. One of the benefits of waking at 5am every morning. ( no filters on the photo – as it was ). @mynewcastle @boskophoto @throwingbucketsmagazine #newcastle…

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Shaun Tomson, Pipeline, Hawaii, 1974 /75

Shaun Tomson, Pipeline, Hawaii, 1974 /75
Shaun Tomson, Pipeline, Hawaii, 1974 /75. I posted a story about the creation of this pink & red board of Shaun’s yesterday with a split photo of the board’s outline & this action shot. It’s such an incredible manoeuvre on a…

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Shaun Tomson’s Magic Pipeline board “The Pink Banana”

Shaun Tomson's Magic Pipeline board "The Pink Banana"
Shaun Tomson’s Magic Pipeline board “The Pink Banana”. Spider Murphy shaped this in Durban, South Africa in November 1974 for Shaun to take to Hawaii. For the era it had a ridiculous amount of rocker & to quote Spider “Well,…

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First shape for 2017, It’s a 1980 Retro Pro model for Newcastle Slimes Surf &

First shape for 2017, It's a 1980 Retro Pro model for Newcastle Slimes Surf & Skate manager Tim Dickson
First shape for 2017, It’s a 1980 Retro Pro model for Newcastle Slimes Surf & Skate manager Tim Dickson. 5’6″, 191/2″ wide & 25/8″ thick. Retro rocker & thickness distribution, Vee Botton with accentuated…

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Dave Kelly shot this photo of me in 1985 at Dixon Park, one of Newcastle’s

Dave Kelly shot this photo of me in 1985 at Dixon Park, one of Newcastle's city beaches
Dave Kelly shot this photo of me in 1985 at Dixon Park, one of Newcastle’s city beaches. The board I’m riding is a 6’4″ Swallow Tail Twin Fin with a clean outline curve, no wings in the tail. My memory may be clouded but it felt like…

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