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.