Monday, November 21, 2011


They measure in at about 20" and 3'4"
Not sure what you would call the one on the left.
A double hand plane maybe.
It has a full length concave bottom.
The piapo has a spooned out deck
and full bottom camber.

My partner Kay says the piapo is great.
The double hand plane is yet to hit the water.

Friday, November 18, 2011


Just finished.
Only four left.
More on the way.

Thursday, November 10, 2011


I don't normally post about ding repairs.
But this one is worth showing.
I always get wry smile
and have a bit of a giggle to myself
when I hear stories about boards ejecting from
the roof of cars.  

The last thing holding the board
to the roof of the car was the leg rope.
Which must be still attached to the plug.
Because the plug isn't in the board. 

I know it is not funny when it happens to you.
It has happen to me too.

Thursday, November 3, 2011


Back when I was a grom in the early 70's 
cutting my teeth amongst older lads at the Wedge.
These SHANE Standards were standard equipment 
for grommets up and down Sydney's Northern Beaches. 
And beyond.
My first modern board was one
as was my partner Kay's.
My parents had a business relationship 
with Shane and we would go down Shane's 
big red brick factory on Mitchell Rd in Brookvale
to buy clothes and ugg boots and other stuff
he was producing for a shop they had.
This meant that I got to go out the back to see where the magic happened.