Nathan with a couple of Neal Cameron specials, the red one is mine, 5’ X 21” triaxlel / polyester glass, Nathan’s black one is carbon fibre and from the same mould . Both are single fins though Nathan’s did start off as a 4 fin then 3 fin and finally a single fin as pictured below.
Why Ride Spoons?
Cause they have a different FEEL ! It’s like surfing a Egg Shell. Spoon’s do not really show their true potential unless the surf is 4ft and over with plenty of juice, but you can still ‘ride’ them in smaller surf , but don’t expect them to ‘drive’ like a normal knee board made of foam and glass with 3 fins , its not gunna happen. In saying that they make a great paipo as well, super fast with your body weight distributed along the length on the shell, and beats it hanging on the wall as a show piece!
Two different Ride’s and Fin placements
GG explains it best about Spoons in the article below.
Nathan has been riding spoons for a few years now and this was the first time I was able to catch up and have a ride with him. We shared some fun waves for a couple of hours with just another surfer, so plenty of time t talk between waves and for me to pick Nathans knowledge on spoon riding.
The lack of floatation is no different to the humble timber paipo , so crossing over from one to the other is easy! I hadn’t ridden my spoon for over 12 months and was very surprised how easy it was to kick one out, take off and ride , since I have surfing paipos !
Some Spoon Vision from the morning below
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Still not enough grunt in the wave, but still caught a few on the spoon.
Gilligan Island Fun
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The First Morey Boogie brought into the country. You actually bought a kit and had to glue them together to make the board, with written instructions on how to ride them….so classic ! Neal was able to save these notes and board from Pete Berry shed and told me a funny story how Pete wrote to Tom Morey to tell him how good these ‘new ‘ boogie boards were, with Tom replying and asking if he was interested in the Australian Licence to distribute them. Pete wrote back and declined Tom’s offer stating that even though they are a great board, I don't think many people here would pay $38 for a ‘foam ‘ belly board ….
A Day in the Life of SCUMM
Mat Man Eric da Bolt Bridge's has turned 62and as you can see , retirement has had a great effect on his personality as well as his dress sense!
Levelrock from Bulkheads Stuff on Vimeo.
Happy Birthday Eric!!
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