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Custom Surfboards – Guns
In 1979, I started shaping for Town & Country Surfboards. My 23 years with the company gave me the chance to work with Glenn Minami, Ben Aipa, and Jay Richardson. It was early in my stint with T&C that another revolutionary change took place in surfing. 1981 was the year Simon Anderson introduced his thruster design to the surfing world and transformed the way I looked at surfboard design. Mark Foo and I experimented with this design on our Sunset and Waimea guns and found that that cavitation at high speeds was eliminated, allowing for mid-face turns on huge waves; something that was not possible in the single-fin era. This innovation in surfboard design fed my desire not to just ride big waves, but to surf them. My skill and passion for surfing big waves has allowed me the opportunity to participate in Quiksilver’s Eddie Aikau Big Wave Invitational four times.