Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Friday, September 21, 2012

6 foor 4 inches

So this stringerless EPS 6'4" that I've been frothing over since first seeing it is actually in my hands, albeit briefly as it's heading north to a lucky Canadian. It's as good as I'd imagined it to be under the arm, definitely one of Mackie's gems. The deck layup is tri-axial carbon fibre and the bottom has a carbon band stringer, so I imagine it'll be a lively thing under the feet.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012


I'm back from the homeland and initially being lazy by stealing a post from Mr. R. Thomas. It was worth stealing though- the fantastically arty shot is his Kidman shaped Dreamboard, and he's been interviewed by Kidman for his Australian Coastalwatch column, which is well worth a read. There will be original content very soon I promise, most notably a fine Mackie board that is arriving from The Great Windy South to be moved on to a lucky gent in The Great White North. More soon when I've slept and adjusted to the heat.

Wednesday, September 05, 2012

"Too Many Fins"

That post title is a quote from Mr. Mackie, yet he builds a flamboyantly good quad. I rode mine the other day and realized how much I love it. Off to the Antipodes for a couple of weeks, sadly a largely non Surf related trip but I'll try. Posting may be light for a bit but between the above Mackies, the new Hydro boards and that single fin you have plenty to look at.

Sunday, September 02, 2012

The Future is Available (via Simmons, Tomo & Hank Warner)

Golden Mean Machine
GMM Turning
Butterknife Quad
Butterknife Asym These are a few new boards you can order from Hydrodynamica. Daniel Thomson is responsible for the top two shapes, built in stringerless XTR/Epoxy construction and available with a nice array of fin setups. Tomo is around and shaping so swiftness would be rewarded I think. The Butterknife series is shaped by Hank Warner, EPS/Epoxy and again has enough fin options that you will be happy. It's a really functional looking board. You can ask questions by emailing or This is design progression and I like it.