Monday, December 3, 2012

10" D fin. Birch ply with carbon and fiberglass base. NOSETIME>>>>>>>>>>>>

SWAMI inspired slider

The Problem Child.........

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Andrew laying every inch or rail down on the board below. Kalk Bay Cape Town.
Epoxy lams and fin making on some comp-sand stand-up paipo boards by WAWA shaped by Andrew Stoude.
7.6 squash tail 70's style mini sunset gun for David. Teal blue and coke bottle green resin tint. Polish deck and 1000 linear wet sand bottom. Gave David a period template and the good people at Maish fins hooked him up with a killer fin to complement this board. Looking forward to some feedback from Flameballs.
5.4 Dwart style shape with two tone resin dip nose and 5 fin fusion setup for Len. He took it with him on a trip to Ghana and said once he had the right fin setup it went insane. Thanks for the feedback Len.

Friday, August 31, 2012


9.8 Custom Slim. Fancy pivot fin and tail block, coke bottle tint, knee and tail patch, resin comp stripe.

Monday, July 2, 2012

Child labour

Anyone for salmon, dill and ricotta ravioli??

Lots and lots of little bits n pieces

People seem to think that I'm strange coz I take big long pieces of wood and then spend hours cutting them into little bits....I don't get it?

Monday, June 18, 2012

A brace of Hatchet fins with bamboo inlay.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Custom retro fit vent plug on a hollow wood board. Now she can breath easy.

Progress pics for Garyths super Custon Slim.

Skinning the blank. A new brand of blank on this one for me, always a bit different. This is a 10.1 RSA Blanks with custom rocker from the Spider factory in Durban and so far I'm impressed.Nice even consistency of foam and the rocker was exactly what I ordered. The Fin for this board is a custom fancy wood glass-on version of a big Knost shape that I poached. Gonna be awesome.

Friday, June 8, 2012

Custom Vent plug fitting

This is a custom retro fit vent plug for a beautiful hollow wooden board that started life as a wall hanger and will now grace the waves. Doing a custom Hatchet fin for it as well. s Used Epoxy Lam resin filled with as much chop roving as it will take and then cast in a special mould that I made up. Then drilled and taped to M12 x 1.5 for the vent plug. Easy Peasy Lemon Squeezy.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

One set in for a sharpen and the fresh set tuned and jigged up ready for action. Hammer Time!

evenflow in elandsbay

Found this pic of Found this pic of my wonderful mate Hanli Prinsloo with her quad fish during her soccer trip for the world cup a while back. Only just dawned on me that the other board is a Derek Hynd fish!! Tough competition to say the least! Very proud.
A few shots from the start of another Slim. Follow the progress here. this one is going to be special.

Friday, February 17, 2012

8.2 Barnfield semi gun

8.2 x 21 x 3 Semi gun. 6oz Brown bottom and tail patch with magenta and violet 4oz splash overlam. Burnt yellow cut in deck panel with blood red resin foam tint. Still have to put on the white tapered pins and a 8" brewer fin. Gloss and polish.

9.8 SlimSlowSlider

9.8 x 23 x 3 SlimSlowSlider for Mark. Royal Blue tint bottom, Light sky blue kneel patch, Yellow pins and matching fin. Good for nose time.Kneel patch matt finish with rest of the board and the deck logo gloss polish.

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

'67/'68 Transition Board Restoration.

This is a board that came to me a while ago and has been sitting in the board shed waiting to get some love. It is a Viking Custom Surfboards made in the late sixties in Cape Town during the whirlwind short board transition period. These boards are very rare in South Africa as there were so few makers at the time and most were quite conservative in their design approach and had limited access to international trends. Whoever made this board must have been aware of what was happening in the States at that time or got to see a board in person as it has many design details not found on similar period boards. The rocker is low and pretty neutral with a subtle S deck. Dims are 6.6 x 23 x 3 with a really nice double-ender plan shape. Rails are narrow 50/50 knife all round and the bottom has a beautiful hull profile. The fin is set way forward ala classic Hull/Tracker and has unfortunately had a clumsy re-shape. The knifey rails have taken a beating as have the nose and tail, and it has some small-caliber bullet holes in the tail!! but all in all it is very well made and in good condition. Going to fill in the rail holes and deck dings, re-lam the rails and then remodel the fin. Then a gloss and polish and she will be ready to grace the waves once more some 40+ years after she was first built.

Process Pics for Marks SlimSlowSlider

This one is a 9.8 Slim with foiled out nose and tail. Rails are nice and eggy and the wide point is just right with the bottom apex. Deep Royal blue resin tint bottom and fin patch, Clear deck with light sky blue kneelo patch. The Fin is my usual pivot style in Sea Green/Yellow. Pins are also going to be in the same yellow.Fancy tail block, gloss and polish. Like the way this board is coming together


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