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These are the second & third Twin Fins I shaped for myself in 1978, the

These are the second & third Twin Fins I shaped for myself in 1978, the photo was taken in 1990 in the old garage at the back of our shop in Newcastle by Dave Kelly These are the second & third Twin Fins I shaped for myself in 1978, the photo was taken in 1990 in the old garage at the back of our shop in Newcastle by Dave Kelly. USA “Surfing Magazine” had commissioned Dave to get some photos of the boards…

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Off The Wall, North Shore, Hawaii, 1976, I’m riding a 7’8″ long Lightning Bolt wing

Off The Wall, North Shore, Hawaii, 1976, I'm riding a 7'8" long Lightning Bolt wing pin single fin that was shaped by Reno Abellira Off The Wall, North Shore, Hawaii, 1976, I’m riding a 7’8″ long Lightning Bolt wing pin single fin that was shaped by Reno Abellira. It was 27/8″ thick with a subtle Vee bottom & fluted wings. I also had an 8’0″…

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Off The Wall, North Shore, Hawaii, 1976

Off The Wall, North Shore, Hawaii, 1976 Off The Wall, North Shore, Hawaii, 1976. I’m riding a 7’8″ Lightning Bolt wing pin single fin shaped by Reno Abellira. I really wish I still owned this board. Every time I see a photo of it I’m torn between being stoked & disappointed…

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Sunset Beach, Hawaii, 1975

Sunset Beach, Hawaii, 1975 Sunset Beach, Hawaii, 1975. The board I’m riding is a Lightning Bolt shaped by Reno Abellira. It was a wing pin single fin, 8’0″ long, 19″ wide & either 27/8″ or 3″ thick. From memory I only rode this particular…

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Mick Fanning, Kirra, on his MR “Bustin Down The Door” model

Mick Fanning, Kirra, on his MR "Bustin Down The Door" model Mick Fanning, Kirra, on his MR “Bustin Down The Door” model. The length is 7’8″ & it’s a retro re creation of the wing pin single fin that I rode in Hawaii in 1976. Photo, Mikey Mallalieu @mallmic @ripcurl_aus @ripcurl_usa…

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Mick Fanning at Kirra on the weekend

Mick Fanning at Kirra on the weekend Mick Fanning at Kirra on the weekend. He’s riding a 1976 Retro MR “Bustin Down The Door” model. It’s a 7’8″ wing pin single fin with a subtle flat panel Vee bottom. The foil is totally Retro with lots of forward volume.…

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From Left to Right, Leonard Brady, Steve Jones, Peter Townend, Shaun Tomson, Bruce Raymond, myself,

From Left to Right, Leonard Brady, Steve Jones, Peter Townend, Shaun Tomson, Bruce Raymond, myself, Mark Warren & Randy Rarick From Left to Right, Leonard Brady, Steve Jones, Peter Townend, Shaun Tomson, Bruce Raymond, myself, Mark Warren & Randy Rarick. This photo was taken in the mid 1970’s by Dan Merkel & we’re on the beach at “Off The Wall”…

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A photo from the mid 1970’s of 3 of the greatest Pipeline legends, Jackie Dunn,

A photo from the mid 1970's of 3 of the greatest Pipeline legends, Jackie Dunn, Rory Russell & The King Gerry Lopez on the beach at Pipeline in Hawaii A photo from the mid 1970’s of 3 of the greatest Pipeline legends, Jackie Dunn, Rory Russell & The King Gerry Lopez on the beach at Pipeline in Hawaii. There are tons of images of these 3 surfers getting barrelled permanently burned into my memory…

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