Happy New Year to you all from Grant, Jackie and Natalie here on the Gold Coast.
Merry Christmas from Grant , Jackie and Nat.
The Mini Simmons is becoming more and more popular this year as guys seek out something new to get their heads around. Most look at them and find them a little puzzling and not sure how to figure them out. But come back beaming and surprised at what they have discovered. Short but wide means glide , like they have never felt before on a board of this length.We will see more of these sweet little wonders this summer.
An interesting couple of board that would be good to know more about. There is no more info on his web site , but here it is : www.delauzsurfboards.com
" Well, happy to report a bloody fantastic day, with the pick-up of one fine surfboard and test run in fun 3 foot waves at Bells. Board came up stunning with high gloss finish, waxed up and headed out, just a few other guys in a peaky slightly choppy swell, good for a fish. "
" Got some nice clean waves, Bells is a great down the line the wave, especially in the Bowl section which is surfed at low tide 3 foot up. Easy to paddle and catch waves, had some nice drops, carving bottom turns then maintaining a nice fast line. Sweet! Here's a few pics for the album. Plenty of interest in Torquay in these boards and reckon you would not have too much trouble lining up a workshop down here if keen."
Catch ya soon.
Paul Jensens site : hollowsurfboards.com
Dan is a great innovative shaper here on the Gold Coast and has been experimenting with his Simmons for a while now. After starting out last year building SUP with bamboo skins and then his short board range , he has now done the Simmons. They are stringerless styrene and look unreal.
Check him out at : www.dmshapes.com
" After the first simmons Nico kept developing it and using the riders feedback to make small changes on rails, tail, dimensions and fins. All that to make them surf even better. Everybody is loving them."
An interesting Simmons with a third fin setup like John Cherry has on his Simmons 21.
The angled tail and distinct concave scoop in the deck at the nose.
Now this is interesting an asymmetric Simmons with keel and quad fins.
Nice to see that the fish and the simmons are a live and well in all far flung parts of the planet and guys like Chus are mixing it up.
Check him out at : http://chusmasurfboards.blogspot.com
Mike Cunningham took these shots of a couple of Orca or Killer Whales that decided to join them in the waves and bust a few moves for the boys.Big , powerful and just tearing it up at Sandy Bay on the East Coast of the North Island New Zealand.