New Zealand Surfing - - Trigger Finger -

As surfers, art is gen­er­ally a big part of our life­style. As groms we drew waves in our home­work books, we find drift­wood shaped like waves on beach walks and shoot pics of our­selves stand­ing un­der rocks and trees that may re­sem­ble waves. You could say our lives are owned by the thrill of surf. So it’s only nat­u­ral that we should re­ward the artist in us all. Nixon has gen­er­ously come up with an amaz­ing timepiece for each is­sue’s fea­tured artist. Shap­ing a surf­board is one of the finer arts as­so­ci­ated with surf­ing, and when that process in­cor­po­rates ones very own de­sign con­cept and process, that takes it to the next level. Born and bred in Ohope Beach Si­mon Dum­ble has re­cently be­gun craft­ing his own hol­low wooden boards with this board fea­tured a 6’4” twin fin fish based on a early MR de­sign. The out­side is made of western red cedar with Maple ac­cent pin lines with a thin ply­wood frame to hold it all to­gether. This is Si­mon’s third cre­ation, with four more on the go this year, with three or­ders from friends and one for him­self.

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