Australian Longboard Open

Honolua Blomfield

 

Last week the Australian Longboard Open was held at Kingscliff. This was also an LQS event for our Australian surfers to gain a few more QS points towards their campaign. With very small conditions making this a challenge, all competitors were able to put on a fantastic display of surfing in all divisions throughout the week.

Huge congratulations to our team riders competing, with Honolua Blomfield taking out the Women’s Pro LQS event in a hotly contested final against Tory Gilkerson. Nic Jones taking third in the Men’s Pro division, Kathryn Hughes making it to the Semi’s and Kirra Molnar into round 2 all to pick up a few QS points for their rankings.

Nic Jones also took 1st in the Logger and Kirra 3rd in the Open Women’s 9ft. Check out the website for more details and action shots from the week.

: AUSTRALIAN LONGBOARD OPEN :

Top Left, Right and Bottom Left Images by Andrew Carruthers
Bottom Right Image by Gary McEvoy

HEAD SHAPER – PETER WHITE

PW SHAPING BOARD

Classic Malibu is an iconic local business made up of a small number of key team members, dedicated to manufacturing and suppling our customers with their magic board. From style and shape design right down to the colour patterns we can custom make almost anything your heart desires. With that we thought it would be nice to introduce you to our valuable team members that in fact “make the magic happen”.

Our head shaper and Classic Malibu business owner Peter White is the innovative craftsman behind our surfboard designs and templates. Now having shaped boards for over 50 years, and with a wealth of experience and knowledge is always searching for new innovations in surfboard design. From the latest templates to creative artwork “style is everything” and when it comes to the board for you Peter custom shapes everything from high performance shortboards to 10ft old school logs.

Peter White shaped his first surfboard in 1965 in the garage of his parents house. He has made surfboards ever since, having travelled the world sharing his craft throughout England Spain, Japan, Taiwan and now China. Mainly shaping short-boards during the first 20 years, it wasn’t until he moved to Queensland in 1987, that he concentrated on long-boards and fun-boards.

As well as being a world class shaper Peter has also surfed for most of his life. Some of his favourite hobbies amongst shaping surfboards and surfing include reading and …

With a quality sense of humour Peter is one of the best shapers today,