New Surfboards Galore

On my recent trip to California, besides catching some waves and bit of a tan the intention of my trip was mainly to pick up some new shred sticks from my favourite shapers.

Having surfed for the majority of my life I have certainly had plenty of opportunity to sample my fair share of boards…..longboard, shortboards, bodyboards, handplanes….etc etc.

I stopped by to the Stewart Surfboards shop in San Clemente to pick up one of my favourite contest boards.  I have had several of these now and absolutely love them. They are lightweight and manoeuverable and I have surfed them at all kinds of breaks across the globe, and the go well in all types of wave.

My Contest board from Stewart Surfboards in San Clemente, California
My Contest board from Stewart Surfboards in San Clemente, California

After my last trip to California where I was lucky enough to pick up a custom traditional style log from Christenson Surfboards, I wanted to add a slightly different flavour of traditional board to my quiver.  I stopped by the awesome new Bing Store in Leucadia (check it out if you’re ever in the area) and fell in love with a stunning LoveBird. It’s the perfect nose rider and will certainly go well in our English waves.  Now I just need the surf to ease a little here so I can get out and ride it.  As the waves were quite small whilst I was in California I had a great time picking up waves with ease at Cardiff Reef and San Onofre. I absolutely love this board and can’t wait to surf it at some of my favourite spots at home in Cornwall!!!

My new Bing Lovebird, 9'2 and lots of fun!
My new Bing Lovebird, 9’2 and lots of fun!

My quiver wouldn’t be complete without a new shortboard either, so I was stoked to pick up another custom Chemistry Surfboard from my favourite shapers in California.  I’ve been getting boards from these guys now for over 5 years and their shaper just get better and better.  My 5’7 shortboard is based loosely around a similar template to the new flyer model by channel islands. A bit shorter and fatter for catching waves with ease – ideal for our wave conditions here in Cornwall!

My new 5'7 custom shape from Chemistry Surfboards
My new 5’7 custom shape from Chemistry Surfboards
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