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 @ 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 @

Saturday, May 14, 2016

Morocco and NPJ Duo


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 @ 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.....