With the majority of all round boards being in the shorter wider category, i wanted to work on a good’ol classic performance shortboard design again, which is perfectly suited to our Winter conditions and the Indo season alike. So what i created is the newly worked SEA MONKEY model.
The SEA MONKEY has been a real hit in Japan, but i felt it needed a little more rocker curve and release in the tail to really make it a favorite for the Aussie conditions and after a few months of designing and testing with my team and customers, it’s deffinately got the spark to slip one into your quiver.
The major difference between the SEA MONKEY and the Turbo/Stunt Dingo style board is the extra control at higher speeds that we get from our waves in the Winter months. The shorter wider style of board keeps you above the wave more in the Summer conditions, but for Winter, you want hold and drive while surfing faster.
Winter is here for the Southern Hemisphere and Twig is wasting none of it. Here he is pictured at Dungeons, South Africa hunting Rhinos.
There’s no better place to be than the North Coast of NSW in May.
These Tonka tuff Towboards have been forged from sheet metal in the Govan docks of Glasgow, Scotland. Not too sure if they’ll float, but they look cool. Artwork by Simon Scary @ Glassing Division.
New into the Webster range of boards are Epoxy Tints. Custom orders are now available in all Shortboard models.
A big congrats to Camel, Twig and Marti Paradisis for taking out there category’s at the Oakley ASL Big Wave Awards.. Crazy achievement guys.
Webster board model “lenny the ox” made the surfing life board guide for 2013. If you didn’t get the magazine have a look on their website here.
I’ve been shaping for over 20 years in Australia and have also done a number of shaping stints in Hawaii and Europe. I have worked with a number of amazing craftsmen in that time and have been surfing and testing my equipment all around the world.
This year I am excited about board-shaping and design more than ever! There are so many new innovations and changes being made in board design. I love to experiment with new ideas and I’m continuously evolving my shapes and designs. From toying with Quad-Designs to Large-Wave Paddle Guns and always working on improving my shortboard range. I have also moved from hand-shaping to doing all my shapes from a machine. This gives the rider a more consistent board and provides me with the opportunity to fine tune equipment by changing the smallest detail.
I enjoy working with my customers and team on what they like to ride. Getting their feedback is the best way to progress in board-design. I am enjoying the progression of all aspects of surfing right now, it keeps it fun.
I pretty much love waves, big and small, but my passion is bigger waves, the ones you ride and the ones you see.
Enjoy your surfing this year.
Twiggy Baker and crew @ the opening ceremony of the Red Bull Jaws paddle event. He’s in the middle with the blue spray. Good luck with the 11’0 mate, I hope the waves come your way.
Congrats to Webster team rider, “Monkey” on his 3rd place finish in the Juniors division of the Taiwanese surfing championships.