Category Archives: diverse surf

When is a fish a fish?

When someone comes into the store and says ‘i want a fish’ what ensues is a 10 minute conversation about what is a fish is these days?

What Craig Anderson rides is a fish to the staunch shortboarder, and to a retro man it is a high performance thruster with a bit of resin art?

So in the pic below is what we get asked about when talking about fishes, there are shortboard’s that are fishy, but these things are still 100% more fishy than a thruster with a swallow tail will ever be!

The first outline you will know is a pretty standard style fish, this one is our DQ so it is actually a quad performance fish that is a little more refined than our twin fish. This is the board you want if you are riding shortboard’s and want to experience the free speed and flow of a traditional fish, without having to nurse certain turns like a twinny.

The next is your pod style board, this one is our version called the McBean, its super fast and super loose! A real handful but a lot of fun if you are used to riding proper fish boards. The curvy rail through the tail mean it turns on a very tight arc and holds on through a turn by the fins and not the rail, so once you know exactly how hard you can push before you lets go you can get that controlled slide happening at will. (just ask Ross at the shop about this, he is mastering the art of sliding a McBean at the moment!)

The last one is the Mini Simmons shape, real fast and a good turner as you can lay it on a rail or pivot off the corner and fins. This is my pick as it is more predictable and you can do full rail turns on a board that gets to top speed with minimal effort. (full speed on one if these things is like warp speed compared to a thruster, I broke my nose by hitting the water at full speed last year!)

We have a demo of each of these boards in the shop so come and compare for your self, we ride these boards regularly and love to debate on exactly witch board is better for different of conditions or different riders, come and get involved.

Justin.

 

P.S this is just the way i see it so if you feel differently let me know, im always ready to learn or be proved wrong!

Its time to say goodbye the the green machine

This is me crying (im obviously not a very good actor) because my beloved green 9’6 noserider is up for sale.

Its been my go-to board for the last 12 months, has been to Java and on countless roadtrips and has never done me wrong.

This board goes amazing on the nose and teaches you how to surf a traditional log properly. If you treat it right it will keep on a wave till there is no water left in front of you, it picks up any bump in the ocean and extends every ride due to its amazing flow through the water.

Up for sale for $950 shipped to your door, if you are looking for a proper log I guarantee this is the board!

Justin.

Asher Pacey test’s the Dynocre Racing Mullet for Waves magazine

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We sent Asher a 5’6 x 19 1/4 x 2 1/4 Racing Mullet dynocore with 25 litres for him to ride around Indo for the Waves board test.

As you can see he its ripping on the thing in all conditions, from 2 foot sloppy ones to 5 foot reef wedges.

Th Racing Mullet our most popular and most versatile short board, and works even better in the Dynocore construction. It gives you that spring in and out of turns that he is talking about, you surf faster and with more power because every bit of force you put into the board on a bottom turn or pump down the line you get back from the flex in the board when it springs back.

Its an amazing feeling, so if you haven’t tried it yet make sure you drop into the store and take Asher’s board or one of the other demo boards out for a surf and see for your self.

Asher Pacey rates the Dynocore Racing Mullet

Asher tested the Racing Mullet in Indo recently for the Waves board test, here is what he had to say;

This board is epoxy, its really light and got a couple of crazy features. The deck’s scooped out and there’s a slight concave under your front foot. Having no stringer, you can kinda feel it spring you in and out of turns and I think thats definitely a positive thing. My first surf on this board was in kinda small conditions but it was actually really wedgey and punchy, so I could pick up a few things out of that surf. One was that it sprung out of turns really well. It felt really positive and lively and thats normally something I look for in a good, fun short board. I think it would probably be suited to more general beach breaks in Australia, where you wants to get a bit more out of your surf. Its a high performance board, I’ve got no doubts about that, and its got some features that really serve their purpose. 

Asher was surfing a 5’6 x 19 1/4 x 2 1/4 Dynocore Racing mullet with 25 liters, its one of our most popular shapes for someone looking for a good all round shortboard. Its a great beach break groveler and lights up when put in good conditions. Combine this with the extra durability, spring and speed you get out of turns from the Dynocore construction and you can see why we cant keep up with the demand for this particular model.

The board Asher rode will be available in store for demo for the next few months, so come and take it for a ride and see for yourself what the hype is all about, once you feel that extra spring from a turn you wont go back to your standard board, guaranteed!

Riding a Mini simmons with Alex Knost….

Check out Al doing his thing on a Mini Simmons, he may put a bit too much jive into his surfing for some people but this clip is a good example of how the Simmons shape works, heaps of free speed without effort and so loose you can push a turn out with about 1/3 of the power you would use on a conventional board…..A real challenge and soooo much fun!

Road trip gone right!

















FUDGE AND MY SELF MANAGED TO GET AWAY THE OTHER WEEK , AND NOTHING COULDN’T HAVE WENT BETTER. FIRST STOP.. CENTRAL COAST.. THE ENTIRE COAST.. WELL THE SURF WASN’T THAT CRASH HOT TO START WITH, BUT WE FOUND OUR SEA LEGS , AND AFTER A LONG DRIVE AND A SMALL 1 TO 2 FOOT MUSHY COUPLE OF SLIDERS WE WERE HAPPY WITH THE START TO THE TRIP. THE WARM BEERS AND CORN CHIPS MADE FUDGES VAN FEEL LIKE A 5 STAR HOTEL. CENTRAL COAST WAS ONE OF MY HOMES SO WE MADE SOME VISITS TO OLD FRIENDS, FAMILY AND SOME OTHERS. I TOOK FUDGE TO ONE OF MY BEST MATES HOUSES, WHERE WE WERE TO STAY THE NIGHT. AFTER SOME GOOD FRESH HOME KILL LAMB . CRUSTY BREAD , GRAVY, THE BEST OF COMPANY, SONGS , A RED OR 2 AND SOME STORIES, IT WAS TIME TO HIT THE HAY AND GET FUDGE READY FOR THE BIG SMOKE… SYDNEY .. OR RATHER , THE BIG SMOKE READY FOR FUDGE. FIRST TIME IN SYDNEY. WE HEADED STRAIGHT FOR THE ALLEY AT CRONULLA WHERE THE CONTEST( CRONULLA SOUTHSIDE MALIBU CLUB SPRING CLASSIC) WOULD BE HELD. WE PADDLED STRAIGHT OUT … CLEAN 1-2 FOOTERS. WASNT LOOKIN GOOD FOR THE CONTEST , BUT HEY… TOMORROW WAS A NEW DAY AND “CONTEST REALLY MEANS ( HEY LETS GO ON A ROAD TRIP .. CHILL… CHILL ..CHILLL THEN CRUISE HOME .. A DAY OR 2 LATE. I INTRODUCED FUDGE TO A FEW OF THE LOCALS AND WE REALLY RECIEVED SOME HOSPITALITY THAT WE ARE TRULY GREATFULL FOR. WAYNE EGAN WAS PARTICULARLY HELPFUL AND WE WANT TO SAY THANKS …A COOL GUY CALLED RED MAN GAVE US 2 FINE JACKETS TO HELP US SURVIVE THE ICY CONDITIONS… THANKS RED MAN.. I WEAR THAT JACKET WITH PRIDE.. NO WORD OF A LIE.. I FEEL LIKE A MAN IN IT .

CONTSEST DAY WAS PERFECT WAVES , WEATHER AND GOOD VIBES . FUDGE AND I BOTH MADE THE FINALS IN THE OLD MAL BUT NOT WITHOUT CONSIQUENCE. WE BORROWED MATTY ALDERIGE’S 68 GORDEN WOODS.. THANKS MATTY IF YOU’VE NEVER RIDDEN AN OLD MAL. THEY ARE PRETTY HARD TO RIDE AND WEIGH MORE THAN THE AVERAGE PERSON WOULD LIKE TO JUST CARRY AROUND. WE WERE BOTH LIMPING FOR DAYS.. PULLED MUSCLES.. BOARDS IN GROIN AREA, BUM CHEEKS, KNEES, CALF MUSCLES ETC. WE COLLECTED OUR TROPHIES , LIMPED OURSELVES OUT OF THE PRESO AND WANDERING IF IT WAS ALL WORTH IT..
WE HEADED NORTH TO A SPOT I HADNT BEEN IN 12 YEARS.. SLEPT THE NIGHT IN THE VAN AND AWOKE TO .. OH MY GOODNESS .. THIS LINEUP HAS TAKEN AT LEAST HALF OF MY PAIN AWAY .. AN EAST COAST 400 METRE PEELING POINT 8 DUDES OUT INCUDING US, PRETTY HAPPY WITH MY 5 1/2 HOUR SESSION ON MATTY’S OLD MAL AND WATCHING FUDGE GET SOME OF THE LONGEST RIDES ID SEEN FOR A WHILE. TIME TO HEAD HOME OR HOME ISH..
DROVE TO YAMBA PUB.. THE PACIFIC HOTEL ON THE HILL JUST IN TIME TO CATCH UP WITH SOME OLD FRIENDS AND MAKE A FEW NEW ONES ….
THATS THE SHORT STORY…. HERES A COUPLE OF PICS IF THEY TURN OUT. THE CHOICE OF BOARDS FOR THESE WAVE WERE THE DIVERSE DP LOGS, JB CLASSICS, AND EVEN THOUGH I DIDNT RIDE ONE OUT THERE I REACKON A MINI SIMMOMNS WOULD HAVE WORKED A TREAT.