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28 Jun

Albacore Photo Competition

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We are hosting out first Instagram based photo competition!

Upload photos of you or your friends riding an Albacore to instagram with the tags #GSIalbacore and #albacorecomp to be in the running to win your free Albacore, size of your choice.

The more wacky the riding, the further your shot will go. Invent new maneuvers, tube ride backwards, shuvit, anythiing that takes your fancy. Don't be afraid to name your maneuvers, as we are trying to expand the High Performace Finless world.

Competition begins July 1st and ends November 1st.

Go Shoot!

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19 Jun

Shaping Classes

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Come to the Creation Plantation and spend some time with me learning about surfboards.  There is a giant world in surfboard shapes and learning about them is a never ending journey.  Often customers come to my shaping room and watch me make their board.  It takes many hours because I spend most of the time discussing each element of the board and how it will affect the way it will ride the wave.  I should be able to do this without the hindrance of actually shaping a board, or of course we can shape a board if you like.

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22 May

Super Custom Foam Longboards

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Tom’s Background with Durable Boards: When I was in 7th grade, 1976, I bought my first early 60’s longboard for $11.00.  It was a mint condition Wardy that was my favourite board for years. The boards of the 1960’s were made to last.  In 1986 I became a team rider for Donald Takayama.  He made me beautiful boards but I had to give them back after 6 months because they were still in OK condition and could be sold as used.  I never gave them back it time and the deck would delaminate with a big air bubble under the back foot and the board’s value plummeted.  Donald would give me a lecture. In my formative years that was the way it was.  With California’s Clark foam a board was designed to last 6 months of surfing and then fall apart.  Those days never really made it to Australia.  The blank manufacturers like Burfords, South Coast and Bennetts never strayed into the stupid consumptionism of the USA.  But even in Australia making a proper, super durable board makes the board last a lot longer with less maintenance.  

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16 May

Noosa Longboards by Tom Wegener foam boards

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After a very long journey with hollow wood longboards I have turned my focus back to foam.  The foam boards are really quite good and half the price of the wood.  It is like coming home.  I know the shapes so well.  Working with Noosa Longboards I have developed a very good range of models that are always in stock in their store at Hastings Street.  It has been a pleasure to work with Tim, Glen, Sam and the entire team at Noosa Longboards to make some new shapes as well as bring back my tried and true old friends like the  Model A, the Joker Model, and The bubble

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05 Apr

Fin's Film for NALU

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As the realease for the next quarterly Japanese surf magazine, NALU approaches we're stoked to have Fin's latest film accompany it.
Fin says "It's an insight into what people in Noosa see, especially us groms, and how lucky we are to have influences such as Dane Peterson and Harrison Roach at our home breaks almost every day."
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01 Apr

Noosa Festival of Surfing Highlights 2013

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Dane Wilson and Son brave a massive closeout

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26 Feb

Surfie for Fitness

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Jennifer Buckle, a stoked surfie rider and health journalist, wanted to mix her passions for fitness and surfing.  She graciously sent this article to me.  Please check it out.

 

Brittany at Little Cove

 

Surfie for Life: Stay Healthy and Happy

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03 Jan

Albacore Surfing with Jacob Pedrana

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Check this new Albacore video:  Jacob Pedrana at Sunshine Beach 

 

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