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Eddie 2016

Eddie 2016

John John Florence brings the Eddie back to the North Shore. “I was riding my bike down here this morning in the dark and just the energy of how many people were parked all the way down the street,” he said. “I’ve lived here my whole life and I’ve never seen

Eddie 2016


“I’ve only seen it run a couple of times in my life so to be a part of it, to be surfing in it, and to actually win it is such a dream come true,” said Florence. “Against all these legends. These guys are my heroes since I’ve been growing up.”

Eddie 2016

Ode to Shaper Sebastian Schmid

Ode to Shaper Sebastian Schmid
This is a 5’4” x 21 1/2” x 2 5/8” that Sebastian made after reading Keel Nation.
Sebastian made it out of a slab of 6” foam that he found thrown out in a skip bin (right on).
He borrowed a friends homemade wire cutter to get the rocker close to where he wanted it, then hand shaped the rest, glassed it then zebra’ed it up—looks so sick.
Also put in an extra plug for the fins so he could move them a little—great idea.
He says about the board, “Awesome board that’s ridiculously fast & fun at my local Maroubra (Australia) beach break and handles surprisingly well to head height.”
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The Ductumentary – Full Movie

The Ductumentary – Full Movie

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Show And Tell Shaper Juan Ma Bernal

Show And Tell Shaper Juan Ma Bernal

Tell Us About Your Mini Simmons.

My model is a 5.3 “. 22 7/16. 2 3/4
with rails 50/50. tail diamonds and mild concave between the fins.

Who inspires you?

I read the story of bob simmons, and also Mr. Bugges.
but my surfing I switch to see tyler warren surfing, so fluides, that is the reality.

What interests you about the Mini Simmons shape?

So passionate about their stability, fluidity of the turns, ease of catching waves, and well I am passionate about being true to what I do retro wooden keels hand around a traditional process, that’s what excites me more.

If you shaped your own board – Shaper Juan?

make a mini simmon is all a ceremony for me, because it is outside the normal parameters of a conventional table, both measures rail cuts, rockers, placement of keels everything in general

Where can we see more or follow future shapes?

Now the range is very wide, I’ll keep evolving as far as I am able, I will continue testing and experimenting in this type of shortboard.


Juan Ma Bernal

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