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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.

Quads for Power… Tahiti Pro Finals all Quads

On tahiti this week it was great to see the pros really starting to understand quad fin boards now, I remember the shock when Danny Fuller used a quad a Tehopu WCT about 4 years ago.. Kelly has been trailblazing away for a few years on them but its good to see some of the others catching up..
Even Mick and Joel fought out the final on Quads…

Back when i started shaping i played around with a few quads inspired by Glen Winton and Jack Knight. I enjoyed them but found it hard to sell them to everyone riding potato chip short boards. Early 2000 i started on my second coming of quad fin boards, it took time to get more advanced surfers accepting the benefits. Here is a pic from 2006 of one of our mates Andy Campbell riding a Diverse DQ Quad in Indo.

Diverse Quad Surfboard
Power Gouge on a Quad
Diverse Quad Surfboard
Quads for hold…

Wish the waves were like that today.. I’m sure they are somewhere!

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!

Justin.

Diverse/Dynocore™ world title…

Dynocore™ First world title..! “Mark Richo” Diverse team member & Team Australia takes two at ISA World Masters Mark Richardson © ISA / Watts

Team Updates International Surfing AssociationLa Libertad, El Salvador16 – 23 October 2011

Layne Beachley and Mark Richardson take first place in their divisions Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 23 October, 2011 : – – Layne Beachley and Mark Richardson are the toast of Australian surfing today after winning the ISA World Masters Surfing Championship for TravelSIM Team Australia in El Salvador. In clean .5m swell at Punta Roca, Beachley (Manly, NSW) dominated the Female Masters (35 years or older) for an eighth world title in her competitive comeback after retiring three years ago, while Richardson (Palm Beach, QLD) was equally impressive in the Male Masters (35 years or older).The championship included more than 20 countries with more than 120 surfers competing in the Masters, Grand Masters, Kahunas and Grand Kahunas divisions. In the only other final featuring an Australian, Nick Pearson (Byron Bay, NSW) finished third in the Grand Kahunas (50 years or older).TravelSIM Team Australia, the defending champions, finished fifth behind new champions the USA, Brazil, South Africa and Puerto Rico. Seven-time ASP World Champion Beachley was never headed in the Female Masters, taking out the final with a score of 13.10 to beat South Africa’s Heather Clarke (9.67), Andrea Lopes (9.23) from Brazil and the USA’s Alissa Cairns (5.03).“It feels really satisfying to come home with the Gold. I have eight world titles now,” Beachley said. “To have the whole team at the rocks supporting me was a really great experience. We are doing the country proud and I was really honoured to surf for Australia. This was a wonderful experience and I hope to come back next year.”After a slow start to the championship finishing third in his first heat, Richardson was forced to surf through the six elimination repechage heats but surged into the final with five firsts and a second. His momentum didn’t stop in the final scoring a day-high 15.34 for a convincing win ahead of Puerto Rico’s Carlos Cabrero (10.66), Gary van Wieringen (9.10) of South Africa and Ross Williams (6.33) of Hawaii.

“I’m just so stoked, I came third in the World Surfing Games in 2004, when I was winning and with one minute to go a wave was taken away from me and I was left in third,” Richardson said. “So this is the one that I really wanted to win. I’m so happy it happened.”Byron Bay’s Nick “Zippy” Pearson was almost the unlikely hero in the Grand Kahunas after a last-minute call-up following the late withdrawal of Wayne “Rabbit” Bartholomew. Pearson impressed leading into the final, but the waves deserted him during the decider to score 7.83 in finishing third behind Costa Rica’s Craig Schieber (9.86) and Chris Knutsen (8.26) of South Africa. Allen Sarlo (7.70) from the USA was fourth.In the other divisions, three-time World Champion Tom Curren won the Kahunas (45 years or older) and Juan Ashton, from Puerto Rico, won the Grand Masters (40 years or older).Final points: 1 United States 9396, 2 Brazil 9086, 3 South Africa 8886, 4 Puerto Rico 8618, 5 Australia 8480, 6 Hawaii 7664, 7 Costa Rica 6090, 8 Argentina 6016, 9 France 5821, 10 Peru 5548, 11 Venezuela 5363, 12 Trinidad & Tobago 5335, 13 El Salvador 5230, 14 Ecuador 5030, 15 Uruguay 3640, 16 Mexico 2240, 17 Sweden 1905, 18 Germany 1680, 19 Switzerland 680, 20 Panama 500, 21 New Zealand 450.The Masters TravelSIM Team Australia representatives:Female Masters (35 years or older)- Layne Beachley (NSW)Male Masters (35 years or older)- Mark Richardson (QLD)- Toby Martin (NSW)Grand Masters (40 years or older)- Scott Myers (NSW)- John Schmidenberg (NSW)Kahunas (45 years or older)- Rowan Sapwell (VIC)- Dean Shaw (NSW)Grand Kahunas (50 years or older)- Nick Pearson (NSW)Surfing Australia would like to recognise the Australian Sports Commission (ASC), TravelSIM and Suncorp for their continuing support of the Team Australia Program.

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.