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New Addition to the G&S Shaping Bay-Dominic Picone

Posted by D Gordon on

Dominic Picone is our youngest and latest addition to the G&S lineup. Born and raised in San Diego, Dominic takes a pride in his hometown, especially when it comes to the surf scene. He brings an energy and enthusiasm to our Shaping Bay with a reverence for Surf History and design philiosophy. You will see his shaping style is heavily influenced by many San Diego legends that have come through G&S Shaping Bays over the decades. His inspiration is shaping boards inspired from the 60's and 70's while adding his own modern twist to improve tried and true models. Dominic loves to talk surfboards so when you see him around....say "Hello" and you'll be talking surfboards before you know it !

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New Addition to the G&S Shaping Bay-Dominic Picone

Posted by D Gordon on

Dominic Picone is our youngest and latest addition to the G&S lineup. Born and raised in San Diego, Dominic takes a pride in his hometown, especially when it comes to the surf scene. He brings an energy and enthusiasm to our Shaping Bay with a reverence for Surf History and design philiosophy. You will see his shaping style is heavily influenced by many San Diego legends that have come through G&S Shaping Bays over the decades. His inspiration is shaping boards inspired from the 60's and 70's while adding his own modern twist to improve tried and true models. Dominic loves to talk surfboards so when you see him around....say "Hello" and you'll be talking surfboards before you know it !

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Neil Blender - Modified 80’s

Posted by Deborah Gordon on

Neil Blender has refined his 80’s shape and paired it with his “Faces” Graphic. Stay tuned for other surprises that might happen with Neil envolved here at G&S

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Neil Blender - Modified 80’s

Posted by Deborah Gordon on

Neil Blender has refined his 80’s shape and paired it with his “Faces” Graphic. Stay tuned for other surprises that might happen with Neil envolved here at G&S

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EGG & TWIN FIN

Posted by Deborah Gordon on

These two models were introduced by G&S Surfboards in about 1971. See this original Ad published in Surfer Magazine. The Egg, developed largely by Skip Frye while he was shaping for G&S,  has never gone out of style, we just keep spinning it and adjusting it to keep it relevant. It's the most universal shape out there and everyone makes one.

However, The Twin Fin came into style and then was forgotten for quite some time. With the "Mini Simmons" revolution, this type of board is getting attention once again. From Experience, we knew its limitations: Originally it was extra thick with an "S" deck that made it difficult to maneuver and the fins were glassed too far back on the board. Recently, we had the opportunity to be able to bring this original TWIN FIN back into Relevance with a project for our Japanese Dealer - Mr. Kajikawa of Holy Smoke.

With minor adjustments, this model has moved up into 2018 as a winner!
Check out the result:

Photos by: Tsuyoshi Kajikawa of Holy Smoke, Japan

Now available again after 47 years, Call us to inquire at (858)270-1140

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EGG & TWIN FIN

Posted by Deborah Gordon on

These two models were introduced by G&S Surfboards in about 1971. See this original Ad published in Surfer Magazine. The Egg, developed largely by Skip Frye while he was shaping for G&S,  has never gone out of style, we just keep spinning it and adjusting it to keep it relevant. It's the most universal shape out there and everyone makes one.

However, The Twin Fin came into style and then was forgotten for quite some time. With the "Mini Simmons" revolution, this type of board is getting attention once again. From Experience, we knew its limitations: Originally it was extra thick with an "S" deck that made it difficult to maneuver and the fins were glassed too far back on the board. Recently, we had the opportunity to be able to bring this original TWIN FIN back into Relevance with a project for our Japanese Dealer - Mr. Kajikawa of Holy Smoke.

With minor adjustments, this model has moved up into 2018 as a winner!
Check out the result:

Photos by: Tsuyoshi Kajikawa of Holy Smoke, Japan

Now available again after 47 years, Call us to inquire at (858)270-1140

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70-'s Design Forum Series #1: The Fish Tail

Posted by Deborah Gordon on

Thrust or acceleration out of a turn depends on deflecting speed efficiently and upon capturing the wave's power at the instant a turn is being completed. "Capturing Power" is done by resistance or bite from fin, rail, and bottom surface.

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70-'s Design Forum Series #1: The Fish Tail

Posted by Deborah Gordon on

Thrust or acceleration out of a turn depends on deflecting speed efficiently and upon capturing the wave's power at the instant a turn is being completed. "Capturing Power" is done by resistance or bite from fin, rail, and bottom surface.

Read more