Bob McTavish

Join the McTavish HQ in Byron Bay for a night of surf history. Bob McTavish will join photographer John Witzig on stage for a commentary and slide show of his famous images from the late ‘60s and early ‘70s. Featuring images of Bob, Nat Young, Wayne Lynch and Russell Hughes. A screening of Paul Witzig’s influential 1967 surf film, ‘The Hot Generation” follows.

McTavish Tracker

by The Editors on January 11, 2014 · 0 comments

A vital link to the Shortboard Revolution first introduced by Bob McTavish in the late ‘60s. Read more about Bob McTavish and the Tracker here in our exclusive interview.

Bob McTavish

by Glenn Sakamoto on December 16, 2013 · 5 comments

Bob McTavish is a legendary Australian surfer/shaper and a key figure of the Shortboard Revolution that exploded in the late Sixties. During this time, board lengths went from 10 feet to 7 feet literally overnight. Still effervescent and giddy at age 70, Bob is still stoked on surfing and surfboards. We spoke with Bob to learn about his influences and his outlook on design. [click to continue]

Beau Young

by Glenn Sakamoto on November 4, 2013 · 5 comments

Beau Young is an Australian singer/songwriter and a World Champion surfer. With the legendary Nat Young as his father, Beau was born with saltwater in his veins and a natural gift for wave riding. Recently, Beau is offering up his own signature line of surfboard designs. We spoke with him to learn more. [click to continue]

After the Plastic Machine and his sessions at Honolua with Nat Young, Bob McTavish visits Santa Barbara, California and surfs Rincon. The result of his testing and refinement was The Tracker.

Chronicling one of the most important times of surfing history, Australian photographer and surfer John Witzig faithfully captures with words and pictures the ethos of the Shortboard Revolution. Those were exciting times, a “golden age” as the title of his new book suggests, when surfboards evolved from ten feet to six feet in a short span of a few years. [click to continue]

Here’s you chance to meet the legend Bob McTavish in Camperdown. Details for the event is available here.

The Bob McTavish Keyo Plastic Machine is back! Beautiful exact replicas — all hand-shaped and individually numbered by Bob with the Plastic Machine logo and the Keyo logo [click to continue]