MR on tour in California


Each year I do a tour with Quiksilver in the USA . Last year we were in Vancouver Island in Canada…scenically one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever been, but freezing cold. This year we did a Quiksilver Wetsuit tour for a week travelling from San Luis Obispo…

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Alien has landed


The new Alien model is finished and ready to go !!! The board I featured in a previous post, covered in plaster, has been scanned by the  KKL computerised shaping machine. The process of producing a new model starts with hand-shaping a new board from a raw…

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Bushranger


  I have just released a new model called the Bushranger…which is designed to replace my high-performance tri-fin. There has been a seismic shift in board design in the past year or so, influenced by the fish / hybrid revolution.  Surfers are…

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Beginnings of a shaper


I got my first electric planer as a Christmas present in 1971,when I was 13 years old. It was a Japanese Towa brand, which was what the majority of shapers in Australia were using at the time. In those days, I used to drive  to Sydney once a week with my Dad Ray.…

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World Title trophies


In my amateur career it was all about the trophies…I remember being so excited taking home my first Under 14 Newcastle Schoolboys event trophy and placing it proudly on the mantlepiece. It was probably one of the ugliest trophies ever made, a generic…

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Decades apart


MR Off the Wall Hawaii 1976 I got my 1st pair of Quiksilver boardshorts in the early 70’s , and they seemed revolutionary!!! The waist yoke band actually fitted and the scallop in the leg stopped them getting stuck on your thigh every time you did a turn.…

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The New Pit unveiled


I felt really nervous when I shaped the first board in this new room…I have joked in previous posts about the ‘mojo’ of the old room being absent in a new room, and that thought was rolling around in my brain!!! It may sound silly but when…

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A rare sighting

Mick Adam outside Slimes Newcastle
  This is the board I made for Ian Duane, a local Newcastle big-wave charger. It is my standard Supertwin model (which is designed to be ridden with large twin fins up front, and a small stabiliser in the tail)  with the addition of 6 channels. In good,…

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Sneak peek….Alien


I’m frothing …because I have a new small wave model for the coming Summer. I have ridden it and it goes great!!!! and I’m not biased either.  More importantly it looks totally cool!!! I thought you may be interested in the process of getting…

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A whale tale…


About a week ago, on a beautiful sunny day, the surf was about 2-3′ with a howling offshore wind. I was watching a group of guys SUPing the small left called Pogos at Merewether. The left had been firing all week and there had been some awesome surfing…

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