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.
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.