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    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

Looking forward to a big 2017

Shaping is finished for another year and I’ve got 5 new boards to try out over christmas (see pic). Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to you all! Thanks for your support in 2016. See you…

By Nick Blair

December 23, 2016

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