Monday, October 25, 2010

a couple of custom fish out of water..

Here's a couple that I did a while back. The couple of bluey ones are the wonglepong 5' 9 '' x 20'' x 21/2'' for Tom ...he weighs in at about 80 kgs and about 5'9'' tall. The Swallow is the Quad o matic, 6'x 21'' x 25/8'' for Shayne...he weighs about 85 kgs.

The grey one is for a tree climer guy called Marty. It's 56 x 20 x 25/8 and kinda based around the Quad o matic and the punt Flyer. Flat deck and a vee bottom with a pretty hefty double throughout the tail. Marty weighs about 75 kgs and is 5'8'' tall.

Monday, October 11, 2010

This is a friend of mine called Elliot. He wanted something traditionl and with more glide and nose riding capabilities than a standard "modern" mal.
This one is 93 x 23 x 31/2...rolled bottom and 50/50 rails. The reverse 'D' fin was a nice touch at the suggestion of Barron von Weirdo.

The other blue mal is one for his's a very nice colour don't you think?

Sunday, October 3, 2010

cows and wood

The last few days have been a bit hectic... working on finishing a timber board for the Gold Coast City Council that they will present to the Japanese ministers on their upcoming overseas delegation to Japan . It is 6'2 x 18 3/4 x 2 3/8. I've also been working on a SUP for Rob. The SUP is a 11'6 x 30 x 41/2 gun for surfing both here and Hawaii. Both the blanks were made from recycled materials, pine packing crates, cedar, paulowina and the weed tree, camphor laurel...expertly knocked together by Jason and his good lady, Stacey. That is Camphor laurel on the deck of the short board that has been book leaved. Still a bit to go but I hope to have them finished by the end of the week.

The other is just a view from my glassing stands with the cow for company.

Friday, October 1, 2010

Jed Done from Bushrat

Just had and inspiring visit from Jed Done aka Bushrat sufboards, located on the far south coast of NSW. He is the new rep for 4 way fins and was dropping in to say giddy which was a great opportunity to finally meet this guy , catch up on the south coast gossip and view the amazing flextail boards that he does. So good to talk turkey with a guy who thinks outside the box and is passionate about his craft. In this picture are mostly flextails, a D.Hynd inspired fish and Jed's finless surfboard....We are sooo lucky and privileged to create custom boards for people as a means of supporting ourselves....well almost!!! hahaha