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In the Bay


Vissla Sydney Surf Pro Shaper Series

Next week the Vissla Sydney Surf Pro hits town, so if you’re around Manly at midday on Tuesday the 19th, drop by The Shaper Shack to watch Nick in action hand shaping a custom board…

By Nick Blair

March 16, 2019

New Showroom Open

  Drop by and see our new showroom. Its open all of this weekend Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th August 2018. Opening hours are usually 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday. Often the factory and…

By Nick Blair

August 21, 2018

Joistik HQ

      It has been a super busy month getting the new bay up fully operational and shaping all the new stock for the showroom. It has been worth the wait as it is…

By Nick Blair

August 10, 2018

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

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