Derek, Mini Simmons Shaper

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The 2015 Polymath Tomo Inspired

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The Polymath is a blend of all the things I love.   Performance, art and design.

The Polymath excels in small surf and adapts nicely to steeper faces, reefier waves and racey low tide conditions.

More rocker than the Archetype and Bullshark with greater outline curve as well.

Neutral balance design, 50/50 rails with a single to deep triple concave.

Ride as a quad for max speed and a thruster for greater hold.

Usual suspects:

  • 5’4″ x 19 1/2″ x 2 1/2″  V=29.3
  • 5’5″ x 19 5/8″ x 2 9/16″  V=30.7
  • 5’6″ x 19 3/4 x 2 5/8″  V= 32.1

Poly w/t stringer up to 6’6, 3 boxes, sand finish $540
Epxy w/t stringer up to 6′ 6, 3 boxes, sand finish $600
Convex Engineered up to 6’6 3 boxes, sand finish $720
Call 760-317-6901 to order or

Lord Board

Lord Board

I used my Laundry Room to make a board based on the “Lord Board” – a planing hull in its simplest form. A slab of EPS foam has been sandwiched between two plywood sheets. The rails were made from EVA foam. It gave me a lot of “Happy Times” so far.

My version of the “Lord Board”: looks like a door, rides like a table top
5′ x 25″ x 3 1/6 “, 65 liters, parallel outline, slight roll towards the nose, zero tail rocker, flat bottom, flat deck and square rails

Lord Board: naked piece of foam without fins
ca 4’ x 20” x 3” (ca 46 L), unglassed, stringerless, closed cell foam,little rocker, a nearly parallel outline and square rails

Show & Tell #1 David 5’6 x 22 x 23/4 Mini Simmons

Show & Tell #1 David 5’6 x 22 x 23/4 Mini Simmons

Tell Us About Your Mini Simmons.

DIY 5’6 x 22 x 23/4

Flat bottom with a touch of concave in the back, twin keel that’s been nicknamed the Tooth.

It’s the fastest board in the quiver.

It’s the ultimate slop killer but will surprise you on the good days too.

Who inspires you?

Tyler Warren, Matt Calvani and Ryan Burch

What interests you about the Mini Simmons shape?

I’d been obsessed with the Mini Simmons for a long time and always thought it’s simple shape would be perfect for a garage shaper’s first attempt at mowing foam.

I had so much fun using new tools to shape the board and it was totally satisfying experience.

It still has a lot of foam left in the nose and tail—despite my nervousness she handled the bottoms turns and loved the high line.

Nothing beats riding something you’ve spent hours making yourself.

Show us your board.

mini simmons show and tell


Gathering Dust Trailer

Gathering Dust Trailer

Bryce Young is a man of many talents. Many, many talents. And he’s so good at every one of them that it’s kind of fucked up. Surfing (with and without fins), skating, snowboarding, wake surfing, and wake skating – if he can stand on it, he will shred it. Here is Bryce in Runamuk Visuals’ trailer for their latest short film, Gathering Dust. Be on the lookout for the full version – it’s going to be a banger.


Gathering Dust // Trailer. from RUNAMUK VISUALS on Vimeo.

For Sale: 5’8 Mini Simmons by Pepper Surfboards

For Sale: 5’8 Mini Simmons by Pepper Surfboards

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I´m selling my Pepper surfboard in 5`8 (22″ 1/4; 2″ 5/8), around 40l volume. It is in excellent conditions, no repairs, just one pressure ding from transport, watertight! Great small wave board, FCS quad set up. With no fins.

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Boardworks 5’6″ Mini Mod Review

Boardworks 5’6″ Mini Mod Review. Board Riders Review recently got their hands on a 5’6″ poly Mini Mod by Boardworks and surfed the heck out it. From 1 foot to overhead this Mini Mod proved to be a wave catching machine. Hi points on every aspect of what the board was designed for made a really user friendly, all around board for typical everyday surf. Check them out at your local shop or visit Boardworks Surf for more information. Till next time, we will see you out in the water!