Surfing at Redhead 17th September 2011

Redhead surf early Saturday morning 17/9/11 looking nice and clean. The crowd were  sitting too far in for this one and it escaped unridden. Redhead empty wave 17-09-11

Redhead Unridden set 17-09-11

Redhead Unridden set 17-09-11

Redhead surfer early saturday morning 17/9/11 on a clean long wall.

Redhead surfer17-09-11

Redhead surfer17-09-11

Then the wind came up and the crowd came out and this  scene resembles a Michael Bell Dogbeach painting. Redhead crowded surf 17-09-11

Redhead surf 17-09-11

Redhead surf 17-09-11

Redhead surfer bashing a lip Saturday 17/9/11

Redhead Surfer 17-09-11

Redhead Surfer 17-09-11

John Purnell Redhead-Dudley surfer now up Nambucca way sent down some pics of  his latest creations. Hand made Paulownia wood hollow chambered, no glass just  bees wax/oil finishes. A labour of love as they take weeks to make.

John Purnell Paulownia Board Kiri Chambered Paulownia wood surfboard Kiri 6’5″.

John Purnell Wooden surfboard

John Purnell Wooden surfboard

John Purnell in a smooth arc cutback on the Paulownia Kiri his Paulownia wood hand made board 26.07.11

John Purnell surfing Paulownia board

John Purnell surfing Paulownia board

John Purnell’s son Ryan with his Paulownia Mado Keel Fish

John Purnell Mado Fish

John Purnell Mado Fish

This is my Hollow Ply wood 1950’s home made Kook Box with marine varnish finish. The term kookbox  came from when in 1956 Popular Mechanics magazine published plans and  instructions on how to make your own  hollow plywood surfboard and  then the surf craze boomed. 9ft 6 Ply Kookbox

1950's Ply wood surfboard

1950’s Ply wood surfboard

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