Saturday, December 24, 2016

6'2" Parmenter Six Channel Single For Sale

Quite simply the most spectacular glass job on one of the best bits of surfboard design we've come across in a a long while. Mr. Parmenter's remix of the classic channeled single fin (the original was made for Stephanie Gilmore to ride in 'Spirit Of Akasha') takes a classic Michael Peterson concept and mixes modern functional elements gleaned from Dave's decades of hands on surfboard research and development. The boards are a favourite go-to ride here- fast and stylish as a good single should be, but with surprising performance is waves that are somewhat less than perfect. Factor in the seriously lush Waterman's Guild glass work, and this is a gem of a board. 6'2" x 19.5" x 2.65" , $885 without fin (but we can sort you out a perfect option very reasonably)

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

5'11" Andrew Kidman Dreamboard

The companion piece to the Longfish, and available (unless I keep it). 5'11" x 21" x 2 5/8". Geppy keels, channeled magic.

"The Dreamboard is a combination of a number of designs I like. Back in 2005 I was messing around with my Skip Frye Fish. Whilst in overhead waves the design was fantastic I always struggled to get speed out of it in smaller waves. I concluded that the pins on the tail were creating drag in the smaller surf and slowing the board down. I figured that if I used a fish outline but did not cut the swallows into the tail, leaving it square I could create more surface area for planing and more speed....."

This is what it's all about and why we're here. The people willing to think and experiment and bring design to where the cookie cutter 'one board for everyone and every wave' machine made mentality won't go. More power to the creators.

Monday, December 05, 2016

6'10" Andrew Kidman Longfish

Handshaped of course, with Geppy Keels and a burnt orange tint from the excellent Surfer's Country glassing workshop. Boards from Andrew take a while, he shapes slowly and meticulously, the glassing is done by Jun, an equally focused one man operation and result makes it all completely worthwhile. We may have found a way around our biggest obstacle which has been shipping from Australia to the US, so you'll be seeing these boards more regularly we hope. These are what it's all about.