Welcome to 2017 crew.
That’s me back in the bay after another visit to the Hawaiian islands with a bunch of new ideas and concepts to progress Webster Surfboards. During my stay in Hawaii, I was lucky enough to get two mid-size swells and ride a few waves at Waimea Bay, one of the most amazing and beautiful line-ups in the World.
This season in Hawaii saw an all-round increase in board volumes in big wave boards. Surfers are more than ever embracing the increase in foam and ability to paddle into larger waves.
This year my focus is to further increase the volumes of my step-up and gun range with flattened, double-concaved decks. I have previously introduced the Magneto Deck idea into my fish boards with great results.
Stay tuned with more info to come soon.
What an amazing event at the RipCurl GromSearch National Final for the Webster Team. Nyxie Ryan is now a 2 time winner taking out the U/14 Girls. Jack Obrien and Dembe Ryan finished 2nd & 3rd respectively in the U/12 boys. The event also shows how strong the LE-BA Club is at the moment with Jai Lindeman grabbing 1st and Harry Obrien also getting a strong result in the U/12 boys.
The future is looking bright.
Congrats to Nyxie Ryan for finishing 2nd place in the u/14 division at the SkullCandy Oz Grom Open at Lennox Head. Nyxie won all here heats leading up to the final and came a close second to the winner Zahli Kelly.Well done Nyxie.
Thanks to the BoardThought guys for the Featured Shaper interview. Check out their website to see genuine feedback from surfers on how there boards are performing for them. boardthought.com
Congratulations to Zac Wightman on another amazing competition result. He finished in 2nd place at the WSL sanctioned Margaret River leg of the Subway Junior Series and gained 750 valuable points towards qualifying to the World Junior Titles in January. Zac’s other results in the series come in as a 7th place at Avoca Beach and a 17th on the Gold Coast which currently ranks him 5th overall. Love ya work Zac! Pic courtesy of Surfing Australia
Alex Martins testing out his 9’6 x 21 x 3 1/2 Black Hula model on a warm up day at Mavericks. Alex has an invite into the Titans of Mavericks Event and with the El Nino starting to warm up there should be some more exciting swells to come. Pic by Powerlines Productions
Pete Tomlinson riding his 7’6 x 20 x 3 1/4 Desert Storm model. Here Pete shows great barrel riding skills and his feedback on this design has given it the big thumbs up. Word is people are surprised at how performance based the Desert Storm is for it’s volume. With amazing speed, drive and maneuverability. Thanx also to Camel for working closely with me on the model and for his amazing feedback. It has also been well suited to either a Thruster or Quad set-up. Pic by Salt Eyre
Congrats to Zac Wightman for coming away with a win at the Regional and Schoolboys Titles. Also well done to Jack Obrien for winning his division and also Luke Condon and Nyxie Ryan for making it through to State also. Good luck to all who qualified for the State Titles in Sydney.
Pic by Surfing NSW
If your on the hunt for a new step-up board this Winter, we have a new range of the NAPALM model on the rack.
This design has proven to be a favorite all around OZ and is a must in the quiver for the Indo explorer. It has amazing paddle power and loves to arc when put to top speeds.
Come in and check em out.
Mark Visser recently took part in the Red Bull Ultimate Waterman event in New Zealand and finished up in 6th place. Mark had some great results, finishing in 2nd just behind Manoa Drollet from Tahiti in the shortboard section and getting 3rd place in the Longboard section, but came up short in the SUP sections of the event.
Tropical Cyclone Pam showed up with perfect timing for the event and they scored pumping waves on the East side of the Islands. Mark also scored a perfect 10 in the event but couldn’t back up that score in the inconsistent swell. Congrats to New Zealand’s Daniel Kereopa for winning the Event.