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3 brands we didn’t need to see on a surfboard

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Alexander Wang x Haydenshapes In the summer of 2014, Alexander Wang teamed up with Haydenshapes to produce five marble print surfboards. Photographs of marble slabs were digitally printed onto silk, then inlayed into the boards during their production. There were only 5 boards made, each personally crafted by Haydenshapes founder, Hayden Cox. The boards appeared…

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The 10 most popular surfboards of 2015

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Once upon a time, surfboards shapes were a personal thing. You spent time with your shaper, he got to know your style, your quirks and ambitions, and after a couple of years (and plenty of trial and error with custom boards), he nailed it! Your favourite board was born, and my oh my, what a feeling it was.

Fast forward to 2015, and off the rack is the new black. We have Craig Anderson riding stock Hayden Shapes models with more style than George Clooney and grace than ballerina, and Kelly Slater performing aerial shows on oddball Firewire designs available at any local stockist. Thanks to the evolution in surfboard shaping and modelling technology, stock models have been refined so much, that they are good enough for professionals to surf. Read on to find out which surfboard models are leading the chase in 2015.

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60 seconds with Tyler Bignell, creator at Worthy Skateboards

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I spent a minute with Tyler Bignell of Mermaid Beach on the Gold Coast, to find out the story behind his intriguing foray into the handmade fun machines he calls Worthy Skateboards. What do you make? Custom timber skateboards. Where do you source your materials? My brother in law Nick builds motorhomes, so I started off…

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16 Tips For Buying The Perfect Surfboard

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There’s just so many factors that go into finding the best surf board to bring out your best. Even the pros are on a constant quest to find their Excalibur, so believe us when we say it may take a bit of trial and error for you to find your magic carpet, of the fibre-glass…

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Globe X Beavis and Butt-Head Cruisers

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The trend of crazily shaped skaties continues to make me smile and scratch my head with confusion at the same time. Sure the look cool…but how do they ride?  Actually who cares. They look cool, and that’s what counts right! Our mates at Globe have just released two new decks in the shape our favourite…

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Australia’s Best 11 Surfboard Brands & Shapers

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So you’re in the market for a new ride, and thanks to our 16 tips about buying a surfboard article, you’ve worked out exactly what you’re looking for. The question now, is which shaper is going to make it for you? Whether you buy a custom craft, or a deck straight off the shelf, here’s some of…

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NMD Bodyboards

The NMD brand is one of the newer brands on the bodyboarding scene, but is rapidly establishing its reputation as one of the best.Nomad bodyboards are quickly gaining respect for having quality, well engineered boards. NMD provides a strait forward gimmick free design that both holds up and stands out. The NMD boards that have…

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VS Bodyboards

The VS bodyboarding brand was introduced to the marketing only two short years ago, and is already one of the most popular bodyboard brands in Australia. You only need to look at the groms at your local beach and notice the abundance of the VS logo emblazoned across their boards, to know that VS boards…

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Science Bodyboards

Mike Stewart is arguably the father of modern wave riding. Stewart has proven himself to be one of the most versatile wave masters as a tow-in surfer, bodyboarder, and bodysurfer. He is one of the few to earn the title of Mr. Pipeline at North Shore. Stewart is a pioneer and partially responsible in the…

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Morey Bodyboards

The Morey brand is iconic in the bodyboarding industry – it is the brand that made body boarding popular globally way back when it first started producing boards in the 80′s, and the Morey bodyboards are still a force to reckon with today. Tom Morey made his first splash with his Morey Boogie ‘Boogie Boards’…

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