Bonzer

In his treatise on the single fin and single fin surfing, Paul Gross, surfboard designer and former editor of Surfer, outlines the role of the surfboard fin in recent history – from Tom Blake to the Thruster and back again to ”…those who want to feel the speed and texture of the wave, rather than generate an endless string of choppy, butt-wiggling maneuvers.” [click to continue]

Malcolm Campbell

by Glenn Sakamoto on March 31, 2013 · 14 comments

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Malcolm Campbell is a legendary shaper/surfer who, together with his brother Duncan, created the first functional three fin surfboard – 10 years before Simon Anderson’s Thruster design. The Campbell Brothers, part of the emerging Shortboard Revolution ignited by the Australians, conspired together in their father’s garage on a futuristic, hydrodynamic system they coined the “Bonzer.” This design would give greater speed and control on a wave than a single or twin finned surfboard. Today, Malcolm believes that the performance potential of the Bonzer has yet to be realized. We spoke with Malcolm to learn more. [click to continue]

Jp St Pierre

by Glenn Sakamoto on April 3, 2012 · 2 comments

JP St Pierre is the owner/operator of Surfy Surfy in Leucadia, California – a retail shop dedicated to bringing the best surfboards to the world. If you have ever met JP or read his popular blog, you would already know that he orbits in an amusing blend of humor, Star Wars trivia, and Bonzers. We spoke with JP to learn more. [click to continue]