Surfer/shaper/glasser/sander Clayton Bell taking a Noserider for a run.
A quiver of Clayton Surfboards.
Kirra Shale and a Clayton Noserder model with white resin panels.
Test pilot, Frederick Stovin-Bradford.
5 May 22
Born and bred in Gerringong (Mick Cronin country) on the NSW South Coast, Clayton Bell says he grew up a hard-core shortboarder until one fateful day 13 years ago he had a go on his mate’s longboard. “I hadn’t known any better to be honest, Gerringong was a high performance shortboard town, and it still is really. But I fell in love with that borrowed longboard first wave and I haven’t ridden a shortboard thruster since!”
Clayton has been shaping, glassing and sanding under his own label for around eight years - longboards, mids and fish.
“The Dedicated Noserider is a California-inspired stable platform with parallel rails and a deep long blended concave and 50/50 rails. Along with maximum time on the nose it’ll pivot turn, and trim, and it’s just a classic ride.”
Custom from 9’1” to 10’2” – and some Australian PLB subscriber will own a Clayton Surfboards South Coast Noserider by next issue.
This is the 95th board we've given to an Australian magazine subscriber over the years. Yes that's 95!
NEW PLB ISSUE 110 is out and about everywhere now - ISSUE 110 will be back from the printer mid June - PRINT LIVES!