From Tristan

Hello Paul,

Just for let you know I have been surfing my Extremely foiled Hull last week, and I moved back my fin at 1/4'', did not change the rails catching, moved it at 1/2'' it was even worst, but then I tried to move the fin up, 1/2'' forward and it changed everything! So you were right, there was nothing to do with the rails… I thought it was because the super thin rails were catching everywhere, but finally it was a fin problem like you told me.

I think it’s because I use to surf my hulls super far forward, so the ratio between my feet position on the board and the fin placement were not good.

So I ended up at having my 9’75 fin (super narrow tip) at 13 1/2 inches from the tail (at trailing edge)

Thank you so much for your advice, help and for sharing your knowledge !

Here is some photos with the board


Tristan Mausse

August 11, 1934

Today would have been Miki Dora's 85th birthday...although I doubt he would give a hoot if he were still alive. (Not the most sentimental guy!)

Dora's star -- in term of his personality --  has risen and fallen many times over the years. Some see him as a noble rebel. Others as a two bit grifter. Probably a large measure of both. 

But, his incredible wave riding has remained a constant. Thankfully, we have a pretty good record of his talents on film. Because of that, surfers who were as yet unborn when he passed away in 2002 hold him in the highest regard as a waterman.

That said, I'm not sure how we made the transition from his standards in the water to where we're at today...

WTF ???

Used PG Hull For Sale

This is one of my personals. 9'4'' x 23". It's new in these pics. It's been ridden maybe 6 times. I'm going longer, for crowd control in small point surf.

$700, sans fin.

Contact Spencer Kellogg: profkrispy at yahoo dot com



PS:   7'6'' PGD egg is still up for grabs....


New Double Ender From Spence

 "Spence has the updated version my Evolution board ...


Basically 1/4“ less thickness, 1/4“ more tail lift, more pronounced panel vee and a lighter blank compared to the first one.

 8’6” x 23 5/16'' x 3 1/4”.

All these elements hopefully will net a bit more performance.

Here's the original board ...


Gunniest Hull Ever

Reno Abellira with a Dick Brewer built stubby elephant gun. C 1969. Built under the Inter Island label, which was owned by Gordon and Smith. For a brief while, Brewer had a shaping room in the back of the PB Surf Shop. This one was probably built in the islands, however...