Well this week marks the end of an era...I'm finally leaving the place I've lived in and loved for many years to start a new adventure in Australia. Porthleven has come to be a very special place full of amazing memories and the best friends a man could ever wish for. This board is my last from the village kindly financed by Tris at Homeblown. It's stretched me to my current limits and yes, it's for me...6'6"x21"x2 3/4". Its a stringerless PU superlight blank with carbon perimeter stringers, wrapped in 2 oz cerex and single 4oz glass on the bottom and 2 oz cerex and 2x4oz on the deck with an extra 4oz stomp patch just for good measure, all vac bagged with epoxy. She's also sporting rail grooves to help control the flex pattern, exposed cork deck and Futures Controllers. I took it out this week to christen it and enjoy my last surf on our beloved reef. Amazing!
Sunday, 14 April 2013
Saturday, 23 March 2013
Wednesday, 20 March 2013
Just scrolling through a few images and this one reminded me that Spring is well and truly just around the corner... can't wait to loose that hood again...me in the thick of it on a 7'10" singlefin at our beloved reef in Porthleven. (photo courtesy of Ben Selway)
Saturday, 23 February 2013
Spent the past week here shaping this little performance fish for Porthleven local Dai Lawton...here you can see the first stage in a full carbon build - carbon rails installed ready for a full carbon wrap in the vacuum bag. Man she's gonna be strong, light and goddamn stiff...more to follow!