Monday, August 27, 2012

A Single Finned Surfboard

Dean Dampney felt the need for a bit of an all-rounder in a surfboard, so he had this made by Angourie's Col Liddle. 7'3" x 22" x 3", hullish in the back, bit of V, bit of double concave, big old single in it and there's a seriously functional and aesthetically appealing surfboard. Been the nice bloke that he is, Dean took it to Bali to do a bit of testing and as the documentation shows, it's a screamer. I think I could find a use for one of these.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Blue Yonder

The Aussies are at it again- here's a teaser for a new film from James MacMillan and Mick Waters and it looks fun- anything with Derek Hynd and/or Ozzie Wright in it is absolutely worth the effort I figure. James was featured in a segment of Mick's really great 'Little Black Wheels' (which we will happily sell you for $25, shipping included- just email to info @ He had gone through a major back injury/surgery situation and was told he probably would never surf again, yet he managed to condition himself back into water whic is impressive stuff (and it puts my whining about not surfing because of crappy summer waves into context.)

Friday, August 17, 2012

The Olden Days

Bing & Greg Noll at Malibu with Simmons boards c.1951
The Queen Mum & Duke?!
Ukranian Bathing Beauties
Australian Surfer Girl, they've been lookers for decades.
One For The Ladies (It's not Kidman although easily mistaken for him) Yeah, it's still tiny and I'm going nuts. Many of these fine images were lifted from Joe Tabler's weekly surf email. Joe sells surf related books and mags on Ebay and sends out a regular 'interesting stuff' that's well worth getting in on.

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Diamond Tails & Chemises

Is that where Parmenter got his plan shape from? There are some of the 'Simmons' hoodies for sale, grey, blue or brown, L or XL and even a few ladies sizes in grey. $35, shipping included. The Bernoulli equation shirts are in red or grey, $25. Email info @ foamandfunction to order or ask questions. Please send waves.

Monday, August 06, 2012

Tomo at The Open

top to bottom: Stu's quiver, Daniel surfs one of his father's designs, old school logo and Stu Kennedy at home. In case you were unaware, Stu Kennedy has been up here from Australia surfing a quiver of Daniel Thomson's boards in U.S. Open, and doing pretty well with it too. It's sort of fantastic to see the results of Daniel's dedication paying off in the literal belly of the beast- the Huntington Pro.

Wednesday, August 01, 2012

Fanning, MP & Jones via Kidman

Simon Jones, the man behind the Morning Of The Earth surfboard company, has shaped a couple of very tidy MP influenced boards to put under the somewhat talented feet of Mick Fanning. Both are singles, one a 'modernized' version of the classic old school MP sleds (which you can see Mick putting into some new places in the first photo), the other a classic channeled racer that is making me really wish our surf here would get over 2'. This has been documented as part of the 'Spirit Of Akasha' project Andrew is working on with Alby Falzon, and it's really going to be a corker if these shots are anything to go by. Since I'm being a totally lazy sod and cribbing a post from Kidman, here's one more in the single fin stakes- Heath Joske with the board his brother Sage shaped him that was mentioned a couple of posts back. Hope you're all getting a bit more water time than me.