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The Travel Issue - Surfing Life Magazine

      The Travel Issue – Surfing Life Magazine: What boards are featured? This 8’8 gun was built to tackle the largest surf available to paddle into- in Australia. This board was made for…

By Nick Blair

March 14, 2018

Barrel Session

I love shaping Keito Matsuoka’s new quiver each year for Hawaii and Tahiti. Our Japanese team rider scores solid barrels every season at Pipe and Backdoor and is hoping for more of the same this season.…

By Nick Blair

March 4, 2017

In the Shaping Bay

I love shaping big wave boards, its one of my favourite parts of being a shaper and watching them being surfed in huge waves is the ultimate joy. I have been lucky enough to work…

By Nick Blair

November 18, 2016

Hawaiian Quivers

It’s that time of year again where everyone is ordering big wave quivers for the upcoming Hawaii season and the Triple Crown. I love shaping these boards and watching them in action. Pipe, Haleʻiwa Beach…

By Nick Blair

November 10, 2013

Local rippers – Brett Burcher

Brett Burcher knows how to get ridiculously barreled. Hailing from the south coast of New South Wales there’s no shortage of slabs a stones throw away from his home. And he ain’t afraid to travel.…

By Nick Blair

September 18, 2011