Jamie Moran on his 6`0 Cole

Check out this shot of New Jersey native Jamie Moran getting shacked on his 6`0 Cole/Aviso Diamond Tail. Jamie is the man, super humble and seems to be one of those guys who only talks when he has something significant to say which I love. Anyway check back soon for more on Jamie…

It takes more than a 5 mm with gloves and booties to slow down Jamie on his 6`0 Cole/Aviso!

It takes more than a 5 mm with gloves and booties to slow down Jamie on his 6`0 Cole/Aviso!

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Ian Battrick in the Barrel

Check out this footage of Ian Battrick that just got posted up on youtube.  Its got some nuts barrel footage of Ian on his Aviso that he shot himself with his GoPro camera on a recent trip to Indo.  I think most of the footage here is from Lances Right…

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Its Done!!!

Here it is, introducing the 5`1 Cole/Aviso! Cole put the finishing touches on it before he split yesterday for El Salvador and it looks great! Check back soon for more info on the board and look for the 5`1 Aviso coming soon…

Cole finishing up!

Cole finishing up!

Cole definitely has the "Midas Touch"!

Cole definitely has the Midas touch!

5`1 Cole BD3 for Aviso!

5`1 Cole BD3 for Aviso!

So sick!

So sick!

The 5`1 Cole for Aviso with quad-bonzer bottom.

The 5`1 Cole for Aviso with quad-bonzer bottom.

Deep double bonzer running the length of the board with a quad-bonzer running from just under/behind your front foot and out the tail.

Deep double bonzer running the length of the board with a quad-bonzer running from just under/behind your front foot all the way out the tail.

Go deep... real deep! (thats for you DW)

Go deep... real deep! (thats for you DW)

The perfect blend of the 5`0 and 5`2...

The perfect blend of the 5`0 and 5`2...

Double bonzer all the way through to really push water from nose to tail...

Double bonzer all the way from nose to tail to really push the water through...

This makes the board super drivey for its size and also helps you go rail to rail with ease...

This makes the board super drivey for its size and also helps you go rail to rail with ease...

Checking the 5`1 Cole/Aviso BD3 trunk board from all angles...

Checking the 5`1 Cole/Aviso BD3 trunk board from all angles...

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The 5`1 is almost done!

Cole is almost done with the plug for the 5`1 Cole/Aviso BD3! Cole has done it again, the board looks truly amazing!! He had to have spent about three hours today perfecting the quad-bonzer bottom. I could not believe the time he put into it. After watching him today I have even more respect for what it takes to create such a work of art. It was really a beautiful thing to see!

Here are a handful of shots I snapped off in the shaping room. Check back tomorrow for more pics…

Here we go...

Here we go!

Cole digging in...

Cole digging in...

Starting to take shape.

Starting to take shape.

Looking good..

Looking good..

Sick!

Sick Bonzer!

now

"Now we make it a quad-bonzer..."

Check and double check!

Check and double check!

Its all coming together...

Its all coming together...

Quad-concave taking shape...

Quad-concave taking shape...

Beautiful!

Beautiful!

Everything is looking good!

Everything is looking good!

Another masterpiece! Check back tomorrow for more...

Another masterpiece! Check back tomorrow for more...

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The Master

Here are a few quick shots of Herbie Fletcher with his 9`1 Christian Wach model Aviso.  Herbie is nothing short of a legend, and Cwach has been making quite the name for himself these days with his three peat as noseriding champ at Noosa. This board is a result of a collaboration between master and student. Check back soon for some footage of Herb in action on his Aviso!

Herbie with the 9`1 Cwach Model

Herbie with the 9`1 Cwach Model

Herbie reveling in his creation...

Herbie reveling in his creation...

Also I ran down the trail this afternoon and ended up scoring some good waves.  The wind was calm and there were a few that lined up all the way into the bay.  The tide was pretty low when I got out so I walked out on the rocks and snapped off a few shots. This was my favorite shot, I think that I will call it “One for the birds…”.  Every once in a while one would swing wide and stand up like this one…

One for the Birds

One for the Birds

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Coming Soon…

Responding to the demand for a trunkboard that would fill the gap between the 5`0 and 5`2, Cole started work today on a 5`1 BD3 plug.  Personally I am very excited about this board.  While I love the 5`0 and the 5`2, I have always felt that the ideal BD3 for me (at 6`0, 165lbs.) would be something right in the middle of the two boards.  This new model should fall right in that range.  Here are a few shots I took of Cole this morning checking out the plug and getting ready to dig in!

Cole getting ready to craft another masterpiece!

Cole getting ready to craft another masterpiece!

Here is what we do..

"Alright, here we go..."

Looks just right!

Looks just right!

This is where it all begins...

This is where it all begins...

5`1 Cole/Aviso BD3 coming soon...

5`1 Cole/Aviso BD3 coming soon...

The blvd. of broken dreams...

The blvd. of broken dreams...

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Best Noserider in the world!!!

Go CWach!

Sunday, 22 March 2009 

Christian Wach (USA/Cal/San Clemente) was untouchable in the Golden Breed Pro Noserider division at the Global Surf Industries Noosa Festival of Surfing today.
Not even three locals pitted against Wach in the final could contend with the freakish nose riding abilities of Wach who, across his two highest scoring rides, scored 127, equivalent to just over 2 minutes on the nose while second placed Trent Dickie (Noosa) scored a very respectable 84 with Ezra Norris on 79 and Harrison Roach on 70 (both Noosa).
“That was the best heat I have ever surfed in my life” said Wach who has now won this event three years in succession.
“The waves are absolutely faultless and so perfect for Noseriding it’s unbelievable.”
Wach is a Noseriding specialist, probably the world’s best in a discipline that at this stage has no structured ratings.
Wach’s win made it a double for USA surfers in the Pro divisions at this year’s festival following on from Taylor Jensen’s win yesterday.
All finals enjoyed the flawless waves at Noosa’s first point today and there were numerous high scoring win across the array of divisions.
The closing two events to this years festival were the Dupe Women’s Open Amateur which was won by Caloundra surfer Monique Keane (16.05) defeating fellow Sunshine Coaster Sharon Jackson (Alex Head) while the Men’s Classic Malibu Open amateur went to Caloundra’s Justin Healy who posted the days highest tally of 19 points out of a possible 20 to defeat Ben Harworth (UK) on 17.65.
Noosa delivered unbelievable surf again this year and all who participated will be back next year for one of surfing’s classic events.
All final results along with photo gallery and news can be found on the official event website which can be located at http://live.coastalwatch.com/08_heat_draw.aspx?eid=15452&qryL=english

Christian getting his 10`0 ready to go...

Christian getting his 10`0 ready to go...

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Lowers mission with Naki

Here are a few pictures of our mission down to Lowers. The waves were small but it was glassy and only like ten guys out…

Small but clean..

Small but clean..

Taro-San!!

Taro-San!

Yeah Josh!!

Yeah Josh!!

Naki warming up after a cold Lowers session..

Naki warming up after a cold Lowers session..

Another day at Lowers...

Another beautiful day!

Getting picked up after a long day At Lowers!

Getting picked up after a long day At Lowers!

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Naki back in Cali`

Naki came back into town this morning to take care of a few things before he leaves for El Salvador on saturday. I had the pleasure of meeting up with him for a few hours this afternoon to grab some Thai food and surf down at the pier.  The waves were only like waist high or so but it was clean and fun! Naki is such a character, I always love it when we get a chance to hang out.  Tonight he is off to watch Japan play Korea in baseball down in San Diego so he was all excited!  

I hear the waves are going to be backing off some more tomorrow and into the weekend but we will see how it pans out.  Could be a good weekend to pull out the fish or some other groveler like the trunkboard if you  are lucky enough to have one!  Hope you all have a smooth friday and a great weekend!! See you in the water…

 

Hazard, Taro and Naki grabbing some Thai food.

Hazard, Taro and Naki grabbing some Thai food.

Strolling down Del Mar street...

Strolling down Del Mar street...

Checking out the new wine bar..

Checking out the new wine bar..

Good times, good friends!

Good times, good friends!

Little wedge down at clocktower

Little wedge down at ClockTower!

SC Pier

SC Pier

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