Eden, Jem, Peppa and Josh Smith – and the Little Cove.
Little Cove Surfboard’s Reid Johnson on a Little Cove Promethium at Little Cove. Photo: Tanya Muscat - @photonoosa
16 March 18
Joshua Smith was well beyond chuffed when we rang to say he’d won the 9’6” Little Cove, “That’s the Promethium right? I’ve had a good look at that board in the mag! Beautiful!”
The manager of Byron Hire, Josh has three boys and a daughter, “And they’re all up in the dark every morning to head down to the Bay with me for an hour’s surf before school. They’re waiting, sleepless . . . and it’s big trouble if you don’t take them! They’re all so into it!”
Josh has a side-gig working with groms through the Australian Traditional Longboard Association, “We run junior camps, education on surfing, and history, and appreciation of all sorts of craft.” Busy life!
Oldest son Reed has just turned 18 and he’s been a star junior logger for years already, “Eden is 13 and Jem is 11 and they absolutely love longboarding, and daughter Peppa is nine and she’s on a 7’6” multi-fin . . . tricky bit’s going to be who gets to ride the new Little Cove haha!”
And you bet it’s going to go rather alright down at the Bay! Hand-shaped by Mike Davis and glassed by guru Peter Mo, the Promethium model is about as polished as it comes for a tuned old-skool single-fin. Steered by forever Noosa surfer Reid Johnson, Little Cove Surfboards is all about top-end production and performance. And in case you’re wondering, “promethium” is a radiating, unstable rare earth element and a primary component of rocket fuel. Fire away Josh!