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With master shaper Dick Brewer, 43 years ago

With master shaper Dick Brewer, 43 years ago. The photo was taken during the 1977 -78 Hawaiian winter. Dick had a beachfront house at Chuns Reef with his shaping room in one of the garages. I was living just down the road at Jock Sutherland’s mums house…

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A close up the Superman spray that Al Dove did on my Brewer back in

A close up the Superman spray that Al Dove did on my Brewer back in the late 1970’s. Check the white line detail on the spray coming off the chest & arms giving the image movement. It was shaped by Dick in Hawaii on the North Shore, 6’8″…

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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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A 40 year old photo of me at Sunset Beach in Hawaii taken in 1977

A 40 year old photo of me at Sunset Beach in Hawaii taken in 1977. I’m riding a 7’4″ round pin single fin that was either 19″ or 191/4″ wide & 3″ thick. It had a flat panel Vee bottom & a hard tucked under resin…

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Off The Wall, Hawaii, 1977, 40 years ago

Off The Wall, Hawaii, 1977, 40 years ago. The board I’m riding is a 6’8″ double wing pintail single fin shaped by Dick Brewer. Opaque pink resin tint bottom & rail with a yellow tint insert deck. This board belonged to my friend Mark…

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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. 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. ( 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. 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. I think it was around 19″ wide & 3″ thick. I also had a 7’8″ from him, same colors, same…

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