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Tough as Flax
Over 3000 boards made and only 10 snapped in the last 5 years. Yep, that's a staggering statistic. There are several points to the value of flax that you may find quite astounding. The obvious one, and the reason we started using flax, is its environ
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Fox
SHAPER: LUKE McKILL ARTIST: LUKE McKILL SANDER: LUKE McKILL 5’9” x 18 5/8” x 2 5/16” 26.25 L LOUIE: One of my good buddies Ty Watson rides these boards, so I was pretty keen to have a go on his shaper’s board. And yeah, first wave I think it felt lik
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The Lineup
Crazy new board tech in crazy new pool tech! We can see why Louie went wave-pool mad during this year’s Board Bible, and Josh didn’t miss a frame. One thing we do know is everyone wants to get back there—soon! Big shout out to Mens Shred. Although we
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Seal Tec-blackbird
SHAPER: SAM WEIR ARTIST: WILLY NICHOLLS SANDER: RYAN McDONALD 5’9” x 18 7/8” x 2 3/8” LOUIE: What I really like about this board is they’ve gone a renewable approach with recycled caravan insulation and used that for the foam. This is the first time
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Contributors
Josh Allen John Andrews Tim Baker Russell Bierke Chris Binns Will Bendix Daniel Brennan Brad Bricknell Michael Ciaramella Liz Clark Noah Cohan Chris Coté Hayden Cox Andy Davis Keiran Deck Rambo Estrada Matt George Joey Griffiths Kaipo Guerrero Tim Ha
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Modfish Pro
DESIGNER: BENOIT RAMEIX COLOURING: FLAX SANDER: BENOIT RAMEIX 5’9” x 19 ½” x 2 3/8” 28 L LOUIE: It’s really inspiring to see companies coming out there with new materials and pushing the envelope to create a renewable board, which is what we all want
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Surfing Life
PUBLISHER: Ray Bisschop EDITOR: Lystra Bisschop CONTRIBUTING EDITOR: Brad Bricknell CONTRIBUTING EDITOR: Chas Smith ADMINISTRATION: Angela Thompson DISTRIBUTOR: Ovato Distribution PRINTER: Ovato Australia Ray Bisschop 0410 520 525 ray@surfinglife.com
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Shiv
DESIGNER: RUSTY PREISENDORFER ARTIST: FEZ SANDER: RICH QUIGGIN 5’9” x 18 9/10” x 2 ¼” 27.4 L LOUIE: I was excited to ride this board. I had a board with similar rails back in the day, and it was one of the best boards I’ve ever had. The rails are alm
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Boom Town!
Many industries are falling apart; yet surfing has never been more popular. Yes, COVID-19 has a lot to answer for—mostly bad. But through the haze, eyes squinting toward the horizon, millions of surfers are seemingly finding solace in the sea. And al
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Quad 5’4”
SHAPER: NICK RYAN 5’4” x 20 ½” x 2 5/8” 31.8 L LOUIE: This went pretty fun. It’s quite strong; if you’re gonna get this, you can put it through its paces. You can throw it around. You can throw it on the sand, throw it on the concrete, and it will ho
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Plan B
Spoiler alert! For those non-prosurfing fans, it’s time to look away. Turn the page and scuttle on. Everyone else, who loves watching the head-to-head combat of the Championship Tour, we’re launching our COVID-conquering proposal. Yeah, we know there
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Maytrix
DESIGNER: GRAHAM SMITH ARTIST: BRETT PALMER SANDER: MARK JAMESON 5’10” x 18 5/8” x 2 ¼” 26.56 L LOUIE: I know Graham and Jordy have been working on this model for quite some time and have really put in the hours to produce a great board. Most of the
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Brand X
John John Florence, the world’s most exciting and marketable surfer, has just launched his own brand. It’s slap-bang in the middle of a globally unstable economy, as well as uncertain times in the industry, and the timing couldn’t be more perfect. Th
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Board Bible Patrons
As all surfers know, every board needs fins, wax, tail pads (unless you’re left in the ’70s), legropes (because we firmly believe in the safety of others), and a board bag to throw them all in. Our Sled Review was no different, and we needed the good
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Shaping Vs. Scraping
World titles are now won on machine-shaped surfboards. Yet many surfers cling to the concept of hand-shaped superiority. Today, the collective consciousness of surfers still seems fiercely loyal towards tradition. Although, overall knowledge of board
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Don’t Blame The Shaper
Brothers and sisters, what if I reveal that surfboard shapers are evil creatures seeking to keep the whole of humanity locked into an embarrassing mediocrity, so they can go to surfboard-shaper conferences or hang out in surfboard-shaper bars to mock
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Volume Control
In today’s dynamic world, the simplicity of making things easy for consumers is something that every industry searches for. Surfboards, however, are far from simple. Complex curves that sit between art and science, emotion—feeling. There is a balance
Surfing Life4 мин. чтенияEconomics
Material World
Materials have long been explored in the world of surfing and have played a crucial role in the advancements of all products we use—boardshorts, wetsuits, and surfboards. The accessibility and variety of materials available today opens up the scope o
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Ultimate Surf Road Trip
Victoria’s southern coastline is famous for three things: the Great Ocean Road, dramatic scenery, and incredible surf. Boasting destinations like Torquay and Phillip Island, it’s the perfect region for surfers to test their skills against the powerfu
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Safest Fin In The Water Wins Award
We have seen hundreds of fins over the last 50 years with huge breakthroughs in fin design. From the first keel or skeg, to George Greenough’s tuna-shaped fin that almost every modern fin is based on, through to removable fins with either a single- o
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Performance when It Matters!
Clearwater specialise in shaping every style of board. In the new age of surfing when there is a new shaper turning up around every corner, it is good to know you can still find quality craftsmanship. Steve Del Rosso has been shaping for over 30 year
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Pop Up Like A Pro
"A'ohe pau ka 'ike i ka hālau ho'okāhi: one can learn from many sources."1 This old Hawaiian proverb reminds us that learning to pop up like a pro is accomplished in numerous ways. A “pop-up”, also known as a “snap-to” or “take-off”, isn’t like its n
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Mixed Quiver Sled Review
Life tests us in waves: which ones to ride … which ones to leave. It’s only after that we can tell if we’ve made the right choice. Now, thanks to our location, our learning curve’s shifting from the shape of a curling wave to a straight line shooting
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Up Next
SURFER ISSUE: ON SALE DEC 3 From Boards to Surfers We shape our boards, and afterwards, our boards shape us. Boards express who we are and how we surf. Without one, we can’t be a surfer. With the right board, our potential can be ignited. ■
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Burst
SHAPER: STEVE DEL ROSSO ARTIST/RESIN TINT: RICHARD McGARRY SANDER: AARON ABRAHAM 5’10” x 18 7/8” x 2 5/16” 27.53 L LOUIE: I’ve got a few buddies that ride these and they are good surfers, so I knew it was going to go good. It’s got a pulled-in tail,
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Subscribe To Win
TO GO IN THE DRAW, ALL YOU NEED TO DO IS BE A SUBSCRIBER. IF YOU’RE NOT ONE, SUBSCRIBE NOW AND GET THE MAG DELIVERED TO YOUR DOOR. EVERY ISSUE. IT’S A NO-BRAINER. $49 1 YEAR 5 ISSUES • You never miss an issue• Your copy gets delivered to your door be
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Ground 4220
SHAPER: DAVE VERRALL COLOURING: FLAX SANDER: DAVE VERRALL 5’9” x 19” x 2 3/8” 27.1 L LOUIE: This board really caught my eye with the use of different materials, like flax, and I think it’s our duty as surfers to do every little thing we can for the e
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The Drop
Surfboards are like ice cream. There’s always room for more. With cancelled overseas trips and border restrictions, surfers have been ordering a variety of flavours from their local shapers. True connoisseurs hand shape for every taste, like macadami
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Double Dare
SHAPER: JYE GUDENSWAGER ARTIST: DARREN LOVE SANDER: GARY HUBBARD 5’3” x 19 ½” x 2 5/16” 26.5 L LOUIE: This felt really good. It was a great canvas to try out a twinnie. This board felt really fast: take a highline in, get a lot of speed and with the
Surfing Life5 мин. чтенияEconomics
Forecast
It is great to hear from insightful people who are well-entrenched in the surf industry, and when it comes to the manufacture of boards, Damien is in deep. Enjoy! How much has the industry changed over the last decade or two? There has definitely bee
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