Wednesday, December 31, 2008


1Lb EPS with 3mm ply stringer
Bonzer-hull-planey style bottom
Fin set up tweaked for use as 5 fin or 2+1 flexy fin stubby
Praying for warmer weather...

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Happy Holidays and New Year!

I'd like to wish everyone a very happy holiday season, and all the best for 2009.
Thank you for all your support and inspiration.

Wednesday, December 24, 2008


7' gunny fish for Mike in Newcastle with green tint, and green white bottom.
Lokbox quad fins for versatility.

Monday, December 22, 2008

Orange Cranberry

7'6" 1+2 mini log for Julian in Newcastle
Juicy orange tint with wine red free pour stripe

More pics here: Royal

Friday, December 19, 2008

Simzer Redux

Well, finally done, and the weather turned to crap... gotta love the UK...
1.5lb eps with white/blue/seafoam pigment in the lam - 2x6oz bottom, and 3x6oz deck, posca pinlines. Lokbox bonzer lead fins, and the Doc Keel.
Waves next week for the 1st test...counting down..
More pics here:

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Monday, December 15, 2008

Friday, December 12, 2008

favourite Sandwich

a little messing skylarking with compsand theory...

Brotherly Love

7'6" 2+1 for Julian in Newcastle.
Heavily influenced by The Campbells...

Trigger Happy

7'0" gun-fish for Mike in Newcastle

Sunday, December 07, 2008

Almost done...

Yeah, I know, some of you won't like the wavy hand drawn pinlines on this, but I think it goes well with the overall concept, and don't really care about this one falling under any real rules. Its not done yet anyway and still needs to be rubbed out and polished, but am looking forward to getting it in the water...

Saturday, December 06, 2008

Its been a while

Yeah, I know, blah blah blah, been busy, blah blah....
But really I'll make it up to you soon. 
Am covered in foam dust, and am ruining my new laptop with sticky resin residue on my fingers, but never fear, there is someting good on the way....

in the meantime, found some great bike porn to drool over here:

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Winter is here

lifted off Magic Seaweed

Friday, November 28, 2008

glassing the SimZer...

haven't played with epoxy for a while, and am enjoying the long working time, and color saturations... 2x6oz with white/seafoam green/blue pigment
waves this weekend would be perfect for it, too bad...

Thursday, November 27, 2008

memory lane...

Smashing Pumpkins, Siva from the vault of goodies that is youtube...
oh to be young again...

Monday, November 24, 2008


Maggie Marsek takes cool pictures.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

4 hundred and f-ing 30 posts?

And I still don't know what I'm doing here...

Thanks to everyone who has followed this blog, and therefore my somewhat unhinged life. I am constantly blown away at how the internet connects people. You have been a source of encouragement, inspiration, and enlightenment.

So, um, yeah, t'anks hey!

Some Random stuff

80s quad from Ebay
finless quiver from the Finless thread on
Been thinking about making a round tail twinnie, and stumbled across this.
Nothing new under the sun, but as long as it provides stoke, who cares...

Tuesday, November 18, 2008


If you haven't checked the Wildering blog yet, Shame on you!
Check the menu on right...

Monday, November 17, 2008

daddy Mac

Functional Beauty from the Mick Mackie stable
check his link at right for some excellent fishy goodness

Sunday, November 16, 2008

more inspired mayhem

What would happen if you crossed two very experimental shapers like Wil Jobson and Bob Simmons? Maybe this platter like board?
My first foray back into low density eps and epoxy for a little while, so why not?

I've been foaming at the mouth over all the Mini Simmons stuff for ages, and for some stupid reason resisted making one, even though all my friends said they figured I would have been a prime suspect. I said I didn't want to jump on the bandwagon, but now I just can't help it. Plus the long/dark winter is here, so there's gonna be plenty of wine/coffee/boredom fueled dark at 3pm days ahead, so what the hell right? It might be a total dog, but then again, maybe not.

No S deck, pulled nose, and double concave/spiral vee with modern fishy foil

8'6" cheater quad for test(me)

brown pigment bottom, orange deck with other colored goodies, and wood 747 styled fins.
wetsanded gloss coat for a bit more speed on those chunky winter days...

Monday, November 10, 2008

New site for Chris Ballantyne

My other good friend has revised his site so , ch' ch' ch' check it out, boyyee...

this impersonation does not reflect the opinions or huge amounts of good taste possessed by Mr Ballantyne

point of view

ever wonder how those surf photogs get such great pictures?

my buddy john millard's top secret goose leg propulsion system exposed...

Sunday, November 09, 2008


9'6" plank inspired by P Jacinto's Ultraglide model, inspired by Tyler's Riddler...
Pinky bottom with pigmented polka dots.

Surf's well too...