Category Archives: Surfboard Shapers

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Firewire rides aerospace composites to new #surfboard #design – #tech #science

VIA – PLASTIC NEWS   By Kate Tilley Correspondent Published: September 17, 2014 2:18 pm ET Updated: September 17, 2014 2:42 pm ET GOLD COAST, AUSTRALIA — Surfboard manufacturer Firewire Surfboards Ltd. has developed a new board design it says is more flexible than its predecessor designs. Firewire’s Australian sales officer Michael Pinneo told Plastics … Continue reading Firewire rides aerospace composites to new #surfboard #design – #tech #science

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10 tips for ordering a #surfboard – #surf #guides #aloha

I like to experience different shapes and design features so I don’t totally agree with this but entertaining nonetheless… VIA – RED BULL Talking to a shaper is akin to language barrier. Here’s how to negotiate your way to understanding. Buy local: This isn’t just a hippy mantra! While you most likely won’t be able … Continue reading 10 tips for ordering a #surfboard – #surf #guides #aloha

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Surfboard shape-off goes to Hind – #art #design #surf

VIA – THE COAST NEWS   By staff May 28, 2014 • 171 views • 0 comments DEL MAR — Longtime surfboard craftsman Roger Hinds won the Icons of Foam Tribute to the Masters shaping competition May 18, honoring Ben Aipa. Six shapers were tasked with replicating a classic Aipa Sting. The board was made … Continue reading Surfboard shape-off goes to Hind – #art #design #surf

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SNAPSHOT: #Surfboard Shaper – Jeff McCallum – #Photography #surf

VIA – KPBS Airs Thursday, May 8, 2014 at 8:30 p.m. & Saturday, May 10 at 4:30 p.m. on KPBS TV Credit: Courtesy of Tim Mantoani Photography Above: Jeff McCallum, surfboard shaper Tuesday, May 6, 2014 SNAPSHOT is a half-hour magazine-style show that takes the KPBS viewer on a journey around the San Diego region, on … Continue reading SNAPSHOT: #Surfboard Shaper – Jeff McCallum – #Photography #surf

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The Thruster: A Lesson in #Surf #Business and Copyrights

VIA – COLLABR8   3 fins – the story of a copyright wrong.   In 1981 when surfer  Simon Anderson turned up at Bells Beach to compete in the Bells Australian surfing classic on a new style of board he’d designed there were some who laughed at him. his original logo is frustratingly close to the … Continue reading The Thruster: A Lesson in #Surf #Business and Copyrights

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Hundreds take to water in tribute to surfing icon Hobie Alter – #aloha #surf #oc

VIA – OC REGISTER t about 5 p.m. Friday, hundreds of surfers and rowers gathered around a Hobie Cat catamaran off the shore of Doheny State Beach to celebrate the life of surf and sailing entrepreneur and pioneer Hobie Alter. BRUCE CHAMBERS, STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER BY LAYLAN CONNELLY / STAFF WRITER Published: April 18, 2014 Updated: … Continue reading Hundreds take to water in tribute to surfing icon Hobie Alter – #aloha #surf #oc

Hobie Alter

Surfing Pioneer & Legend Hobie Alter Passes Away At 80 Years Old…#Surf #Aloha #California #History

RIP to a man I personally admired so very much… Surfboard, sailboat innovator ‘Hobie’ Alter dies AP 12:24 a.m. EDT March 31, 2014 PALM DESERT, Calif. (AP) — Hobart “Hobie” Alter, who helped popularize surfing and sailing with the development of the foam surfboard and the “Hobie Cat” sailboat, has died. He was 80. Alter … Continue reading Surfing Pioneer & Legend Hobie Alter Passes Away At 80 Years Old…#Surf #Aloha #California #History

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Surf Exhibit Opens in San Diego

RIP to a man I personally admired so very much… Surfboard, sailboat innovator ‘Hobie’ Alter dies AP 12:24 a.m. EDT March 31, 2014 PALM DESERT, Calif. (AP) — Hobart “Hobie” Alter, who helped popularize surfing and sailing with the development of the foam surfboard and the “Hobie Cat” sailboat, has died. He was 80. Alter … Continue reading Surf Exhibit Opens in San Diego

RIP to a man I personally admired so very much… Surfboard, sailboat innovator ‘Hobie’ Alter dies AP 12:24 a.m. EDT March 31, 2014 PALM DESERT, Calif. (AP) — Hobart “Hobie” Alter, who helped popularize surfing and sailing with the development of the foam surfboard and the “Hobie Cat” sailboat, has died. He was 80. Alter … Continue reading