I love surfboards. Here’s my current collection…. Each board has its own story…
#1 – 9’0 Bob Davie mal- This was a xmas present from Ange(my wife) and Dad. I love it, the kids love it. Good for all…
#2- 7’0 Soft Top. Good learning board for the young’ns ‘cept for the nipple removing blue deck. Hand-me-down gift from Billy and Norma Bott for the kids.
#3 – 5’4 Saltwater, Bob Davie, Twin fin- I bought this off Pete Andy about 10yrs ago after he aquired it as a trade in the factory.
#4 – 7’2 Byrning Spears, Bob Davie. This was a gun Dad shaped for my brother Chrissy. It was sold to a local guy and I bought it back off him a few years later. The front 12″ is completely sunk in after I (dumbly) left it in the car on a scorching summer day. The back window acted like a magnifyin glass and fried it good an proper. Still gutted on my stupidity.
#5 – 5’0 Bob Davie/Daniel Davie shape. This is my son Xavier’s 1st birthday present. Dad and I teamed up and made a bday present he’ll remember and keep forever. Sure beats a quickly forgotten throwaway rattle.
#6 – 6’0 Walden. I scored this off a trailor that was heading for the dump. It had been backed over by a car and was in two peices and a touch squashed. I fixed it up and it is like the perfect tiny mal for the kids to ride. I have even had a few blats on it and it’s fun to ride.
#7 – 6’10 Single fin. Rodney Dahlberg shape (With Bob Davie logo). Scored this off Trade Me for $50. Needs a little TLC but a mean score nonetheless.
#8 – 6’3″- Pete Anderson Semi-Gun. A step up board for when it’s around 5ft.
#9 – 5’9 – Ray Finlay – Keel Fin Fish. Great board for small waves or down the line walls. Not the best when it gets sucky but has its place in certain conditions.
#10 – Some random board bought from a secondhand shop for $40.
#11 – 6’1 Rusty. I scored this off Luke Harwood after he snapped it on the bar. I put it back together, and put a Yugi-oh cartoon character on it and gave it to my step-son for his 5th birthday.
#12 – 6’6 Pat Rawson gun. This was a wedding present from my good mate Larry Loggins. Pat Rawson is a legendary Hawaiian shaper and this board is one of my pride and joys in my collection. (shot Larry and Elanore!!).
#13 – 6’9 Nev Hines Single Fin. Scored this off Bruce Hoffman. He’s yet to tell me what I owe him for it. Me, Braedon, Rangi and a few others have all givin it a whirl and it goes really well.
#14 – 5’8 Pete Anderson ‘DRAC’. Super fun fish, has a mega deep concave and turns on a dime. Tore the ligaments in both my knees riding this 3months ago. Turned on the dime a little to quickly for my aging knees.
#15 – 5’11 COLE (Aviso) – Made of carbon and totally hollow. It has thruster and four-fin options, I found it goes way better as a quad. Makes funny noises when it hits chop(like a dinghy). Strong as fark. You can punch it as hard as you want and not a mark or dent.
#16 – 5’8 Bob Davie Twin Fin- Did my first ever 360 and revereses on this puppy.
#17 – 6’1 Pete Anderson rounded pin. I’m way to heavy for this board now but cant bring myself to part with it as it was the board I got my cover of New Zealand Surming Magazine on… Holding onto it for silly sentimental reasons.
#18 – 5’8 Shaped by me. I made this when i was working and shaping at Fresh Squeezed in AK. I made it after the Lost video 5’5 x 19 1/4 came out. From memory it was pretty good for airs.
#19 – 5’8 Keel Fish with stabiliser. I shaped this a few years back. Was a bit of an experiment. Went ok.
#20 -5’10 Bob Davie Twin Fin. A modern twin fin I got Dad to shape us a few years back….
(missing from photo are 5 more oldschool boards that are restoring projects….)