Simon Anderson: three is the magic number

This year marks the 30-year anniversary of legendary Australian surfer and shaper Simon Anderson's seminal Thruster surfboard design. On August 14 & 15 Sacred Craft will honor Simon Anderson during the Tribute to the Masters Shape-off presented by US Blanks.

"Simon Anderson's surfing suited single-fins, but the events at the time were all being won on twins. Frustration led him to consider a weird-looking mix -- three smaller fins, one set three inches from the tail, the other two set 11 inches up and on either rail a la the twinnie," explained surf historian/writer Nick Carroll.

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The Doolin Point: Irish pearl, do not touch

The Doolin wave peak, in Ireland, is threatened by the construction of a €6 million pier planned by the Clare County Council.

The Irish surfers may have reasons for concern as the best wave spots of the country might disappear - Doolin Point and Crab Island.

The West Coast Surf Club and Irish Surfing Association are launching a petition for everyone to sign their protest.

Surf tourism is a very relevant activity in the area of west Clare and this pier will certainly change many lives.

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Dick Pearce: an UK surfing legend

It is with great sadness that we report the passing of Dick Pearce, who shaped traditional wooden surfboards in North Devon for the last fifty years.

Thousands of British surfers got their first start on one of Dick’s famous ’surf riders’, and it’s a fitting tribute to him that they’re now going through a revival on our beaches and even have their own world championships.

He passed away peacefully at Eastleigh Care Home near his home in South Molton on Saturday July 10, 2010 aged 81. He’d had cancer for the last decade but only stopped working full time in the last year.

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