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Sunset Beach, Hawaii, the photo was taken in November 1977

Sunset Beach, Hawaii, the photo was taken in November 1977 Sunset Beach, Hawaii, the photo was taken in November 1977. The board is a 7’4″ Round Pin single fin & it was one of the first boards I shaped at home in Newcastle after some shaping lessons from Dick Brewer during the Hawaiian contest season.…

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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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Kauai, with a Dick Brewer Balsa gun

Kauai, with a Dick Brewer Balsa gun Kauai, with a Dick Brewer Balsa gun. ( with 3 timber stringers & intricate timber nose block ). Maybe the best or the most impressive surfboard I have ever seen. As you can imagine I was totally frothing getting to hold & check this board out !!! No…

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Some vision of me at Haleiwa on the North Shore on the 8’0″ wing pin

Some vision of me at Haleiwa on the North Shore on the 8'0" wing pin single fin from yesterday's post Some vision of me at Haleiwa on the North Shore on the 8’0″ wing pin single fin from yesterday’s post. It was shaped by Dick Brewer. I think this was filmed by Alan Rich 39 years ago in 1977 & was in his movie “Playgrounds in Paradise”.…

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Haleiwa, North Shore, Hawaii, either 1977 or 1978 ? I’m riding a 8’0″ gun shaped

Haleiwa, North Shore, Hawaii, either 1977 or 1978 ? I'm riding a 8'0" gun shaped by Dick Brewer, wing pin single fin Haleiwa, North Shore, Hawaii, either 1977 or 1978 ? I’m riding a 8’0″ gun shaped by Dick Brewer, wing pin single fin. I think it was around 19″ wide & 3″ thick. I also had a 7’8″ from him, same colors, same…

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With Dick Brewer at Hanalei on Kauai for the Legends Luau celebrating Dick’s shaping career

With Dick Brewer at Hanalei on Kauai for the Legends Luau celebrating Dick's shaping career & his incredible contributions to design With Dick Brewer at Hanalei on Kauai for the Legends Luau celebrating Dick’s shaping career & his incredible contributions to design. He’s had a huge influence on my shaping. In 1977 I stayed on in Hawaii after the contests finished for…

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Hanalei, Kauai, with an assortment of Dick Brewer guns

Hanalei, Kauai, with an assortment of Dick Brewer guns Hanalei, Kauai, with an assortment of Dick Brewer guns. To say that I was “losing by shit” over these beautifully crafted boards would be an understatement !!! @dick_brewer @stephenisbelly #dickbrewer #dickbrewersurfboards @rawsonsurfboard…

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Haleiwa, North Shore, Hawaii, ( 1976 – 77 winter ? )

Haleiwa, North Shore, Hawaii, ( 1976 - 77 winter ? ) Haleiwa, North Shore, Hawaii, ( 1976 – 77 winter ? ). I’m riding a 8’0″ long Dick Brewer wing pin single fin. I can’t remember the other dimensions but I think it was 19″ wide & 3″ thick. The bottom had a very…

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Photo , John Witzig

Photo , John Witzig Photo , John Witzig. This was taken during the Hawaiian winter of 76-77 in Jock Sutherland’s mum’s yard on the North Shore. From Left to Right. “King Kong” & the “Water Wiggle” are 6’8″ Stingers…

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Hawaiian Reno Abellira, one of the greatest Surfer – Shapers of all time

Hawaiian Reno Abellira, one of the greatest Surfer - Shapers of all time Hawaiian Reno Abellira, one of the greatest Surfer – Shapers of all time. Photo, Jeff Divine. This shot is from the current issue of Surfing World magazine in which Sean Doherty has written an awesome story on Reno’s surfing & shaping…

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