Thursday, January 28, 2016

The Neal Purchase Jnr. Surfboards Are Here

After a  bit of time getting this program on the road and getting ourselves established as  official importers as well as a lot of stress trying to figure out the utterly byzantine workings of the Customs & Brokerage world, we have the first batch of Neal Purchase Jnr. boards safely landed and in their owners hands. Duos, Quartets and Squail this time around, with more on the way. Order #3 is being assembled too, so if you want a seriously cool surfboard hand shaped by Neal, just email info @ and we'll give you details. The exchange rate is very much in your favour right now too.....

Friday, January 22, 2016

Parmenter PSV

Two 11' Parmenter Paddle/Surf Vehicles, Waterman's Guild glass work and about to head to the Great White North for Canadian customers. Dave likes the glide....

Monday, January 18, 2016

Parmenter On Widowmakers

6'6" Parmenter Widowmaker 'Book Of The Sea'. Calligraphy by Dina Abou Salem, Glassed by Waterman's Guild 

'Crush' Channeled Widowmaker by Andrew Kidman

Kidman surfing The Crush

Widowmaker by Neal Purchase Jnr.

'The ‘Widow-maker’ model stemmed from my ongoing fixation on riding single-fins. I couldn’t stay away from them. My surfing felt stale after a few years on the circuit, and in my off time I spent more and more time collecting or building single-fins. The modified single-fin design that became the Widow-maker was inspired by my frustration with thrusters on large-framework waves like J-Bay and Sunset. I wanted something that had the neutral feel of a single and could handle high speeds without maxing out, but with a little bit more bite or cornering traction off the top, so voila! The ‘Widow-maker’ was born. I rode the first one I shaped during a 6-week stay at J-Bay in 1988 and suddenly I was surfing less like an ASP clone and more like myself.'

Dave Parmenter interviewed by Michelle Lockwood

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Board Of The Week- Aleutian Juice 6'8" Widowmaker

What with El Nino finally rearing it's head and throwing waves around, it's probably time you thought about a serious wave board, and this here diamond tail Widowmaker is the real deal. Classic Parmenter design, stunner of a tint job via Waterman's Guild, glassed on sidebites and we'll add one of Dave's own Widowmaker centre fins so you're set. It's a deal too, only $800- email info @ for questions of more details. Widowmakers, they truly are the business....

Thursday, January 07, 2016

Litmus On Tour

Last year was the 20th anniversary of the release of Litmus, so in a truly Kidmanesque fashion, there's a tour happening now that it's 2016. If you're on the East Coast of Australia just go, no two ways about it. If you're elsewhere, you can buy a copy of the film (which is well worth it) and recreate the experience in the comfort of your own home. Email info @ and we can set you up with a copy, $20 postage included. We have copies of Andrew's other films and music too, so make a party of it.