Saw the Bells Beach heat with Occy and Curren and I was surprised to see Curren riding his skim board with fins. I bet we're going to see more of these tiny boards in the water soon.
I missed that part, but heard the announcers and Kohole Adino mention the skimboard thing. Wish I had seen that. There is a shaper on Maui who shapes all the “Maui Skim” boards for Louie at Maui Built. They are not that far off from being surfboards. Just shorter, thinner and finnless.
They also take advantage of a very flat rocker. I like the way Curren chose to do his own thing and surf to have fun, that's the way it should be.
I really hope it is! ... way more waves for me!
"We ain't on our way to Wembley,we ain't gonna win the league. No matter how much they let us down - Westham's still our team"...
Curren has been playin' around with those things for at least a few years.
Some time back SHACC hosted a party in Tom's honor thrown by Maurice Cole and Tom had one of his hockey stick finned skimmers with him; he spent much of the evening chatting about how much fun he was having on it.
No; It's not an ironing board.
Brent Edwards/Maui Skimmers is who I was referencing.
Tom Curren having fun
Thanx Dr. Fun video. He still rips it up. Good to see some footage of SB .
Somewhere someone is in their shop now working on the next version of this board. I can see it in my head now.
All the best
Personally I'm always ready to learn, although I do not always like being taught. - Winston Churchill
I'm thinking about making one. Any opinions as to why he added foam on the deck versus building a board with the necessary float already added? Maybe for foot wells? Here's the same video as above if you don't want to leave the site to watch it.
Send me your dinged, damaged, and yellowed.