The old/new Surfing” Safari..

There’s always a better surf up the coast, over the hill or around the next point. So how do we get there? First we check the internet. Obviously some weather guru from “whatever.com” can point us in the right direction. Hop in our state of the auto-art, globally connected, GPS… Read More

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Australians in Hawaii 1962.

Australian surfers were always good at travelling and in 1962 a bunch of blokes all met up on the ship to Hawaii. They hadn’t planned it that way but all had the same idea to travel that year and ship was the best and cheapest way to get there back… Read More

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Our First Women’s Surfing Champion.

Beth Jackman, a quiet, unassuming girl from Freshwater won the first women’s surfing event at the first Australian Surfboard Titles. Held at Avalon 27/28 May 1961, it was a time when women’s participation in most sports was classed more as a novelty than serious competition. Beth… Read More

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Floating and Paddling

Complied by American Shaper / Designer Rich Harbour of Harbour Surfboards As a shaper and surfboard designer, I’m frequently asked questions regarding flotation. The best package for you has many elements, and ultimately you will assemble all of the variables and make the appropriate choice. There are, in addition to… Read More

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The Long and Short Of It

Summary of article by Peter Lalor – The Daily Telegraph Sat, Oct 16th 1999. Remember when a surfboard was as long as a summer’s day? When the old Holden groaned under its incredible weight? Well, the longboard is back, carrying the dreams of old surfers and even the kids reckon… Read More

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