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A collection of my old boards on loan & displayed in the Australia Surfing Museum

A collection of my old boards on loan & displayed in the Australia Surfing Museum in Torquay, Victoria. Three Aipa Stings & a Brewer. The Stings were shaped by Ben Aipa & manufactured about 44 years ago in Hawaii. All three were the same dimensions,…

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With my Aipa Stinger Single fin in 1976 during the Coca Cola -2SM Surfabout event

With my Aipa Stinger Single fin in 1976 during the Coca Cola -2SM Surfabout event at North Narrabeen. Check the tail repair i did in the second photo behind the Fin box. ( white line rail to rail ). The whole tail had been torn off in a wipeout by the leg rope. This…

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A photo of me taken 43 years ago in 1977 at Burleigh Heads on the

A photo of me taken 43 years ago in 1977 at Burleigh Heads on the Gold Coast during the Stubbies Classic event by @robhutcho Peter Crawford is in the shot shooting from the water. The Stubbies was always the first contest of the year on the IPS World Pro Tour…

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My vintage Aipa Stinger Single fin shaped by Ben Aipa & manufactured 44 years ago

My vintage Aipa Stinger Single fin shaped by Ben Aipa & manufactured 44 years ago in Hawaii. Dimensions are 6’8″ long. 201/4″ wide & somewhere between 23/4″ & 3″ thick. The surfing photos on the board are…

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Vision of me surfing 43 years ago in 1977 at Burleigh Heads on the Gold

Vision of me surfing 43 years ago in 1977 at Burleigh Heads on the Gold Coast during the Stubbies Classic event. It was always the first contest of the year on the IPS World Pro Tour back then. The event scored epic 4-5′ surf nearly every day over the waiting…

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A custom “Sting” model for Chris Athas

A custom “Sting” model for Chris Athas. It’s 6’8″ long. This one has a “Step” in the bottom which we usually don’t do on stock boards as it just creates a straight line weak point across the bottom making…

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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. 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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Larry Bertlemann, South Shore ?, Oahu, mid 1970’s

Larry Bertlemann, South Shore ?, Oahu, mid 1970’s. A shot from either American Surfing or Surfer magazine. He’s riding a “Sting” shaped by Ben Aipa. This is one of my favourite photos of Larry, the manoeuvre, body positioning,…

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A photo from 1977 at Burleigh Heads on the ” Goldy” during the Stubbies event

A photo from 1977 at Burleigh Heads on the ” Goldy” during the Stubbies event. I’m riding a Ben Aipa shaped single fin Sting which was 6’8″, 201/4″ wide & 27/8″ thick. It was shot during a heat as I’m…

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Larry Bertlemann, South Shore, Oahu, mid 1970’s

Larry Bertlemann, South Shore, Oahu, mid 1970’s. From memory this shot was on the cover of American Surfer magazine. He’s riding a “Sting” shaped by Ben Aipa. I’m guessing Al Dove did the color design on it. Larry, Buttons…

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