The great thing about little comps like our Deus 9ft & Single Log Fest is it brings together a whole heap of friends who normally frequent different points on the globe. No small wonder that when they do get together a little road trip rises to the surface like oil on water. This morning before the sun had peered out from below the horizon they were putting boards on the back of the truck and heading over to the other side of the island. The big swell that came in last night almost guaranteed them waves there. Their back, fed and watered and most dispersed for a relaxing afternoon of massages and naps, before perhaps a wave or two just before dark. … View More
The preparations for the Deus 9ft & Single Log Fest are slipping into overdrive. The field is overfull and we’ve got ‘wanna starts’ waiting for ‘no shows’ in the wings. Seems we have new arrivals happening on the hour. This prattle isn’t so much about the not here yets, as it is the few that flew north a little earlier than those with commitments. They’ve been seen down at the river mouth riding most days, early then again late. They’ve had waves being served up a little larger than a log would normally like, which has pushed these name brand riders onto a multitude of alternative shapes. Those seen riding this assortment of single fins include a longboarding front guard. Guys like … View More
Deus 9ft and Single Art Music & Log Fest What started out as a simple Sunday surf fest has mutated into something a lot larger, and now taking in the entire weekend. Friday night we start things rolling with internationally acclaimed Californian movie maker, photographer, and chilled individual; Jack Coleman, he’s coming down to share some of his home movies, they just happen to include Bali’s premiere of POLYESTER and HAPPY BEACH. Add to that the Bali premier of the Deus produced TRACKING by Jimmy ‘James’ Kinnard and you have the perfect visual trifecta. Saturday we will have the inaugural Deus Fish Fry. Just to break that down for you, it’s an opportunity to actually get the shapers of alternative craft together … View More
A couple of weeks ago we gave you an insight into our surfboard manufacturing process with a profile on Victor, our glass man extraordinaire. Now we move a little further along the timeline to a job that is very important but often overlooked…sanding and fin foiling…with Yohan. Since George Greenough refined the first fin based around the dorsal of a dolphin, sizes, shapes and uses have progressed…Yohan originally taught himself how to foil fins from looking at a finished product and then working backwards through the stages, he got better and better, and was a pretty solid foiler…but when Chris Garrett showed up on scene and steered him in the right directions, his skill-set jumped a few levels. As well … View More
All Blacksmiths’ work their craft on an anvil with fire and steel, and Phil Way is no different, except his craft, turns ours! Phil way forges fins out of resin and fiberglass and I’ve seen them… And man his fins are funkier than 19 globs of Chitlins with onions and sardines on the side…. Now that’s funky! Phil stays busy by hand foiling his wave carvers to many a legend like Beau Young and Occy to name drop a few…. His company has since been bought out, but Phil’s no sell out! Phil’s “Fluid Foils” are still 100% hand made from start to finish, and we here at “The Temple” are fortunate and proud to have a selection of his … View More
Leaving the machine out of any mechanical process can only lead to the creation of something unique. Mix that in with a dash of Bob X design and sprinkle some influence from the likes of Jai lee, Tyler Warren, Ellis Ericson, Chris Garrett and Tom Bexon, you got ya self some super stylish slide assistance.Hand cut, hand foiled fins in a myriad of rakes and lengths. Take a look and try not to dribble on your keyboard.
Its been some time since something surf related was posted here. The wind and lack of swell have been against us, but soon enough we will be heading into the thick of it, so I couldn’t resist throwing up these bad boys. During a quick round in the resin pit this morning I noticed a shiny new glass pile of fins waiting to be fondled. After some quick admiration I tracked down the ‘Smokin’ Skull’ and inquired about them. He told me that they have been taking some old shapes and tweaking them to add their own spin on the ol’ aqua stabilizers. “We have been using a combo of hand draw tissue paper, screened cloth and resin tints to … View More