Our 91st subscriber board winners Malcolm Duckett, Leon (8) and Phoebe (5) and their new-board smiles.
Surfer/shaper/designer Andrew Warhurst, road testing.
Fine Surfcraft teamriders Emily Lethbridge and Zac Brewer. Photo: Fenna De King
2 June 21
Victorian Malcolm Duckett was just a little pumped when we phoned to say he’d won the Fine Surfcraft by Andrew Warhurst. “You’re kidding me! Oh you’ve put me in a great place today!”
An IT manager with a couple of young kids, turns out Malcolm’s also a total soul surfer whose idea of heaven is Wilson’s Prom and Gunnamatta in winter. “I get keen in autumn and surf right through to spring, I love surfing down here through winter in the 4mm. The crowds are way down . . . you’ve just got to get out when the headaches start haha.”
“I’ve got my own little mantra, that surfing gives you clarity, it soothes your soul and makes you feel that the world is OK. I buy a subscription to the magazine too for the primary reason that it makes me feel good, I read it front to back, and my son reads it too. He’s eight and he’s started getting right into surfing, and he’s always chasing my old boards to ride. I’ve been surfing a 7’2” lately but consider myself a longboarder. I’ve been putting some dollars aside for a new log – so this is just insane!”
Well our shout for a Pilsner Malcolm! From 9'1" to 10’0", this model is the highest seller in the Fine Surfcraft range, and like all of Andrew’s "logs" it’s inspired by the 1966-67 involvement era.
User friendly and designed to cover all bases, this is the go-to longboard in the quiver – so much so that we’re going to it again this issue with another Pilsner giveaway to a current magazine subscriber!