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In the Bay


Van Of Joi

    Exciting things are coming at Joistik headquarters, so stay tuned. Here is a first look at our new Joistik van, which will be cruising the Northern Beaches for surf. Please come and say…

By Nick Blair

June 8, 2018

Quality Control

    Another good trip up to the Gold Coast this week to shape some new models and fine tune the production process. Great to see my Japanese distributor Mar and the boys at The…

By Nick Blair

February 18, 2018

In the bay "Twin Cab"

    I had some fun in the bay this week with a new design. We are trialling out a “Twin Cab” design to test with the team. Using the proven CabSav family rocker formula,…

By Nick Blair

February 5, 2018

The Design Forum

    I first picked up a planer when I was 15, and have been shaping under my own labels since then (24 years in total). This week I hit a special milestone shaping my…

By Nick Blair

October 4, 2017

Attention to detail

    A few photos from yesterday on the Gold Coast. I spent the day at Sel Surf and at the Glass Lab fine tuning production and discussing exciting future projects. As you can see…

By Nick Blair

July 21, 2017

Shaping up a storm

    I’ve got a lot of shaping to do this week with plenty of orders in production. There were some beautiful looking boards coming out of the bay yesterday. I enjoyed shaping this swallow…

By Nick Blair

July 7, 2017

In the Bay - Modified CabSav2

    I really enjoyed shaping this modified CabSav2. The board came out so good. I can’t wait to see it when its glassed. It’s a stringerless 5’5 x 19 1/2 x 2 5/16 CabSav2 modified…

By Nick Blair

May 14, 2017

In the Bay - High performance

    I had a great day shaping a quiver each for top Japanese surfers Shun Murakami & Arashi Kato to test. I shaped them some Silent Savage and MindJar models for high performance surfing. Also a…

By Nick Blair

April 28, 2017

EPS & Karboload week

  Its been a super busy week in the bay shaping EPS blanks with veneer stringers and stringerless blanks with Karboload layups, over 75% of these have been CabSav2’s. I can now shape them in my…

By Nick Blair

March 20, 2017