Throwback Thursday to 2010 and an epic day at Rifles in the Mentawai Islands during a surprise off-season swell with only three of us out and 700 yards of perfection! I'm riding a trusty 5'10" thruster thumb tail that unfortunately - as did several others - succumb to the wrath of heavy reef breaks around the playground area after about six or so months of daily abuse. These were some of the best sessions of my entire surfing life. Thank you, Indonesia; thank you, Jordan @kan
As I look forward to a new year, I also take a look back over my shoulder – with gratitude.
For over 30 years I have tested, broken, and refined boards at breaks in countries throughout the world, including: Australia, Baja Mexico, Barbados, British Virgin Islands, Canada, Costa Rica, Indonesia, New Zealand, Panama, and Spain. I also have tested and refined boards in Hawaii, Florida (where I started my shaping endeavors), Puerto Rico, North Carolina, California, Oregon, and