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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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I posted a 42 year old shot of legend shaper Dick Brewer & I on

I posted a 42 year old shot of legend shaper Dick Brewer & I on the beach at Chuns Reef on the North Shore with 2 new boards shaped by Dick yesterday. I’m surfing one of the boards in this picture at Haleiwa during the 1977 / 78 Hawaiian winter. Can’t…

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With legend master shaper Dick Brewer on the beach at Chuns Reef, North Shore, Hawaii

With legend master shaper Dick Brewer on the beach at Chuns Reef, North Shore, Hawaii. The photo was taken in winter 77/78. Dick had a beachfront house at Chuns with his shaping room in one of the garages. I was living just down the road at Jock Sutherland’s…

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A 10”6″ Clark Blank I bought home from Hawaii in the early 1980’s

A 10”6″ Clark Blank I bought home from Hawaii in the early 1980’s. I checked it onto the plane as is, no packaging. You can see where I wrote, “To Sydney, Continental airlines flight 15, Fragile ” & my home address on…

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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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Off The Wall, Hawaii in 1977

Off The Wall, Hawaii in 1977. The board is a 6’8″ double wing pintail single fin shaped by Dick Brewer. Dark blue resin tint bottom & rail with a yellow tint insert deck. My friend Mark Foo had an identical Brewer with an opaque pink tint bottom…

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