Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Neal Purchase Jnr. Surfboards



6' Quartet, plum tint



5'10" Channeled Angourie Single



6' Duo, blue tint




All the above boards are customs from the recent batch of NPJ's, which was a pretty spectacular array. If you want one we can do a custom no problem, and there's a 6' x 21" x 2 1/2" Duo available right now- email info @ foamandfunction.com for details.....


Thursday, May 19, 2016

Andrew Kidman Dreamboard




5'10" x 21 9/8" x 2 1/2"
Hand foiled Geppy keels, glassing by Surfers Country.
Frye-esque rails, Simmons tail, 8 channels through panel V.
Just utterly seriously beautiful.
$1300, email info @ foamandfunction.com



Saturday, May 14, 2016

Morocco and NPJ Duo


6'8"



Seriously captivated by this rather wonderful bit of footage,  to the point of breaking out the Moroccan vinyl, making preserved lemons and looking at flights. Soon. We can't promise waves like that or skills like Harrison Roach's, but if you want a Duo from Neal there's a 6' available and there's a new order currently being shaped, just email info @ foamandfunction.com for details. Boards pictured are from the batch that just arrived- beautiful stuff.....


Saturday, May 07, 2016

6' Single Bump Single Fin




Currently under construction by Jeff Beck over at Nine Lights, this rather exceptional custom shape is soon to be graced with some custom art in a very stylish collaboration between two talented creators. The board is a beauty, an incredibly functional shooter that felt and looked great even in this raw state. As the very talented shaper Reverb of the Custom Shapes blog points out in a comment a few posts back, there's a tendency for shapers experimenting with fin design to use very traditional 'retro' shapes as a base instead of a more contemporary design. I'd jump in here and say he's right, but not in  this case- the fin will be a hand foiled single, nothing too wild, but the shape here has a lot more subtle modern tweaks than the photos show. Beaked nose yes, forward foil yes (both concepts I like a lot) but mixed in with modern feeling rails,  a leaner foam distribution and a shape that has a definite taste of modern shortboard genetics in it. Personally, as a huge enthusiast for the 'modern singlefin' style board, I'm excited by this and excited to see shapers taking some chances in that direction. Bring it on.....

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Two Surfboards Made By Andrew Kidman



Seriously- just amazing. Handshaped in Uki by Andrew Kidman, glassed by Jun at Surfer's Country, fins by Larry Gephart, brought from the land of Kangas and convicts by Dubstar John's Kaos Koala Express. My thanks to all that made this possible. The Longfish has sold but the Dreamboard is available. $1300 plus a bottle of something for John. Email info @ foamandfunction.com


Sunday, April 24, 2016

Spirit Of Akasha & Morning Of The Earth Soundtracks




A reminder- we have the US exclusive on these utterly fine soundtrack albums, and in a very zeitgeist Record Store Day manner, there's vinyl as well as CD. 'Spirit Of Akasha' featuring The Windy Hills, Grouplove, Atoms For Peace, Pond, The Dirty Three, Matt Corby, Tom Curren, Bonnie 'Prince' Billy and many more. Vinyl is double gatefold and CDs come as a regular double or the deluxe double with a grand little book. 'Morning Of The Earth' should need no introduction, it's a classic surf soundtrack and a wonderful collection of Aussie psych/folk from a very fertile and creative era. Double vinyl is the original masterpiece with Tamam Shud, Brian Cadd, G. Wayne Thomas and more. The CD features not only the original soundtrack but the 'Reimagined' version where the original songs are covered by many of the same artists from the 'Akasha' collection, and the deluxe CD features a fantastic mini book with Albie Falzon's photos.  LPs are $35, deluxe Cds $25 and regular CDs $15. Essential stuff, and yours by emailing info @ foamandfunction.com.

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Chippa Wilson Rides A NPJ Duo


And he does it really, really well. This clip has been floating around Instagram in chunks and comes from What Youth?, but in case you haven't seen it here's the full deal. In fact if you have seen it, it's worth watching again- that barrel!