Category Archives: modern vintage

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!


Modern-Vintage x Dynocore

This is the newest creation out of the factory for testing,  a Modern-Vintage/Dynocore performance Simmons.

Normally we keep the Dynocore technology for the performance shortboards as the flex and liveliness suits them better, and for the reto boards we stick with the traditional 6oz glass job to give them some weight and feel.

However lately I have been riding a board that I found amongst the pile of Dave’s experimentation’s, a performance quad Mini Simmons that was made a few years ago before the boom of the Simmons and it has blown me away! The Simmons is known as a small wave board but this thing is foiled out and goes best when the waves get big, long and hollow.

So the next step was to recreate this magic performance Simmons in Dynocore to push it even further, and this is what we have come up with. I took it to Straddie yesterday and got a few sucky shoulder high drainers and it did exactly what I wanted it to, getting in early, making speed out of nothing and sitting in the pocket perfectly.

This is a demo so if you want to see how it goes drop into the store, steal it off me and take it for a spin.

New shape Style Commander

The famous Diverse Style Commander has got a new vibe.


The original SC was more of a micro mal and had its place in the line up but had its limitations also. With the new updates we have opened it up to a wider range of surfing styles and wave types.

The smoother wider nose and fuller rail up front has it entering waves early and flowing off the front foot while the double concave, rounded squash tail with hard edge gives the feel of a retro board with the responsiveness of a modern hybrid shorty.

Retro stylists will love the smooth mid-length flow this board gets from the soft rocker entry and soft rails forward of the fins when set up as a 2+1 or single fin, while the performance surfer will have speed to burn and all the forgiveness in the world when set up as a quad and surfed off your back foot.

This one pictured is the first one available for sale so if your keen get in touch with us quick  because it is a thing of beauty in the flesh.

Sargent Trim’s new stripes

Volane cloth noserider 9’6 x 23 1/2 x 3 1/8
Made heavy, at 12kg its true to the classic logs of the 70’s and will trim for days.

The noserider model also known as Sargent Trim has gone through some updates over the last few months.

We updated the shape at the start of the year and have been making a few for the staff, team riders and good customers who were keen to be part of the evolution of the board,  try something new and give some feedback.

As the NR is the board I’m out on every day at Snapper or the pass I was happy when Dave started to make a few and ride one himself. We were happy with the new template we had at the start of the year but were keen to keep it evolving until we had a board that not only looks right but has all of the ingredients to make a board that would be superior to any other nose rider out there, no compromises for turning ability or to keep up with whats cool, a straight out tip riding machine.

To make a good nose rider what you are really doing is creating a board that holds trim in any situation by having all of the elements and curves flowing and working together so not to disturb the water flow and trim. Once you get that right you automatically have a board that has flow and moves through the water cleanly and with style.

The changes we have made give you this, we have concentrated on getting the rails and deck contour through the tail to flow and work together, this is what keeps you perched on the nose while the water is being sucked onto the deck of the tail. The other change is in the rail line and outline of the nose, this is for forgiveness, when it starts to go wrong or you are riding choppy conditions and your starting to nosedive the higher rail line in the nose will dig you out and get you trimming again.

These changes need to been see in person to appreciate so come in check one out and take my board for a ride and you will see what I’m on about!