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A LOOK BACK: PUNI'S FARM

Enjoy this early footage of Mount Maunganui legends Allan Byrne and Kevin Jarrett surfing Puni's Farm during the early 70's shortboard revolution. The clip also features an interesting history of how how Byrne and Jarrett developed chopped down surfboards for flat day fun behind a ski boat, which later developed into skurfing and ultimately the sport of wakeboarding.  http://lastparadisefilm.com/

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Behind The Scenes: CORONA JOURNEY NO.46 – WIND & SEA

A behind the scenes photo essay by Ryan Glover on a recent voyage off the East Coast of New Zealand. Skip James, Jack Mander, Ryan and Captain Ben Millard loaded up the thirty foot H28 yacht 'Midas' with supplies and set sail for a small Archipelago of island out from the Port of Tauranga. The journey was just as much the destination - they were hunting waves and the unknown and didn't mind taking their time to get there. Typical to New Zealand they were assaulted with a myriad of weather conditions. The weather man was never right.  Special thanks to Captain Ben Millard, Corona, Skip James and Damaged Goods Zine. Photography: Ryan Glover | Surf Photography: Skip James Jack Mander. Dawn. ...

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VINTAGE FIND: 60'S ERA BOB DAVIES

Bob Davie was an Sydney surfer who came to New Zealand in 1963 on a working holiday but ended up staying. Over the years Bob had a number of factories in Gisborne, Mt Maunganui, Auckland and finally Whangamata, and trained many of New Zealand’s best known shapers. Bob’s designs were at the forefront of of the New Zealand surf scene and his boards gained a reputation for being current and experimental. Early adopters of Bob’s boards were top surfers of the time such as Allan Byrne. Here is a mid 60's traditional shape produced out of Mt Maunganui. It is heavily worn but beautifully restored to a gloss coat.   

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