mctavish : on design, 1979.
Page 18A CASUAL STROLL
THROUGH THE EQUIPMENT SPECTRUM
by Bob McTavish
The waves are only tiny, but on this hot sticky day the water is inviting, and I jump into it in my cozzies, rentils or Bob Pikes, whatever you call those little clubbie numbers - the smallest of all surfing equipment.
After picking off a few, riding them porpoise style, underwater, the thought comes through that this is original surfing, eternal surfing, the kind that the water people of the whole planet have been doing for centuries; the simple type of surfing that will continue as long as there are waves.
Bob McTavish at Lennox Head.
63 Ocean Road, Anglesea, Victoria.
Keith Robinson- Shaper
Bill Rowley- Glasser and Shaper
Mick Reed- Preparation
Evan Anderson- Polisher.
are pleased to ANNOUNCE that the NEW NORTH AVALON SURF SHOP is NOW OPEN
on the corner of Burrawong and Careel Head Roads, North Avalon, 2107.
(P.O. Box 305, Newport Beach 2106)
Ph: (02) 918.7044
New and Used Boards, Legropes, Wax, Board Shorts,
Wetsuits, and all accessories.
Repair kits and all the materials you need to Grow
your own surfboards.
SURFERS — BOARD RIDERSHas these advantages over boards currently available.
INTRODUCING THE REVOLUTIONARY NEW "POWER" SURFBOARDS
Created, designed and shaped by SIMON ANDERSON.
1. Much tougher
2. Unlikely to ding
3. More durable
5. Designed for the younger surfer
6. 6'3" Rounded Pin Tail shape
7. This new process allows perfect shape every time
"POWER" SURFBOARDS are ideal for the young board riders aspiring to reach championship ranks.
They will ride the same as a custom built board without the need for constant expensive repairs.
Ask about "POWER" Surfboards and buy at the Special Introductory Price.
Sky Surfboards Byron Bay
SKY have been making Twin Fins for 4 1/2 years.
During this period the development of the Twin Fin has come a long way -
The shapers at Sky, the Sky team riders - and our regular Twin Fin customers are always in search of a Sky Twin Fin better than the last model so they are able to keep up the place and race in today's world of ripping the waves apart.
Michael Cundith: Leader in the Sky Twin Fin Design for 4 1/2 years.
Twin Fin Shapes By
Chris Brock: Twin Fins with Tri Plan Hulls Design with Double Concaves and Chines.
Robert McTavish: The name with a history of surfing and shaping throughout the world.
Bob says "His new twinny with boxes and double concaves is the Hottest Board he's had since the plastic machine.
Twin Fins with Fin BoxesAt this stage of development Chris Brock and Bob McTavish have been putting them to the test.
Chris has hot young Bondi Surfer DION GATTY and Local Surfer "SPUT" KEEVERS using twin fins with boxes with great results.
The fins can be set (asymmetric) or moved and down the boxes depending on wave size and wave conditions.
Sky are pleased to have Sydney "Cleanline" Shaper surfer GREG MELHUISH join the team of Sky Shapers.
STOP PRESS: LOUIS FERREIRAOne of the hottest contemporary young surfers to join the PRO CIRCUIT, has now joined the SKY Team.
His boards are now available.
They are SUPER LIGHT and TUNED for HIGH PERFORMANCE.
George Greenough Twin Fin design kneeboard with semi hulls, double concaves and chines -
These boards are fitted with fin boxes or standard fins -
The board has been tried and tested in many different wave conditions with excellent results.
George says - after putting his personal twin fin to the test -
"It's like a Cadillac - that is - she has all the built-in extras."
SKY Boards are now made in three different weights: SUPER-LITE WEIGHT, LITE-WEIGHT, REGULAR.