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Check out the Blunt – an Involvement style single-fin complete with volan clear deck and resin swirl bottom, and all Australian made.
A son of the Northern Beaches, Oceanside shaper Dru Sheppard was born in Mona Vale and has been immersed in surfing and surrounded by surfboards and board chat his entire life. His father Russell and uncle Phil made some classic surf films through the ’60s and ’70s, among them the early underground longboard movie The Ultimate Life, then Our Day in the Sun, and the cinema-release A Winters Tale in the ’70s. And recently they’ve released the acclaimed Mona Boys – Surfing in the Sixties (worth a Google).
“My dad, and those movies with their clean styles of riding waves on all those different boards heavily influenced my own approach to surfing and shaping. I got to travel the East Coast when I was really young, and then later surfed through Europe, Africa, Indo, and North and South America, and I guess all this input led to Oceanside Surfcraft . . . and a focus on function and form.”
“The Blunt is 9’3” x 22 ¼” x 2 7/8”, and the nose and tail are similar in width and it has a deep bevelled edge concave in the nose. The rails are pinched with some roll through the tail. The resin swirl was done by Rhino Laminating, but we’ve kept the deck clear so as not to overcook the look and glassed it in volan as it always ages gracefully.”
This is one very sweet surfboard and one of you Austalian* PLB subscribers is going to own it by next issue.
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