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Boards, Surf Shops

Island Surfboards // Local Shaper Legacy

April 3rd, 2013 by Samantha Rupert

The south shore of Long Island is rich in surfing history. As a sport, and more importantly, a lifestyle, surfing has been gaining popularity since the mid-1960s. Over the years, many local surfing families developed reputations for quality surfboard shaping. Their shaping legacies were handed down from generation to generation. But Tommy Grimes, the 22-year-old founder of Island Surfboards in Massapequa, has a more unconventional story. He didn’t inherit a shaping legacy, he’s building his own. More »


Dane Reynolds’ Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast Quiver

March 1st, 2013 by John Zanussi

Yesterday we showed you what Kelly Slater will be riding at Snapper Rocks this weekend for the Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast. Now let’s take a look at what wildcard entry, Dane Reynolds will have under his feet. More »


Kelly Slater’s Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast Quiver

February 28th, 2013 by John Zanussi

The buzz around whether or not Kelly Slater would be retiring dropped off not long after the 2012 tour ended. The Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast is just around the corner and with Kelly’s name listed in the heat match-ups and the quiver preview by Channel Islands it’s safe to say that Kelly will be competing this year. Check out what he’ll be riding at Snapper Rocks. More »

Boards, Contests

Dusty Payne’s Tahiti Quiver

August 16th, 2012 by John Zanussi

Dusty Payne missed the first four events of the this year’s ASP World Tour with an ankle injury. When the injury first happened Dusty wasn’t sure of when he’d be back in competition form but that time is now. Although not full recovered, he will be surfing at the Billabong Pro Tahiti in the second heat against Taj Burrow and Damien Hobgood. Dusty’s board sponsor, JS Industries, posted a couple of shots of his eleven board quiver that he has to choose from for the Tahiti event. Also below is a video of Dusty talking about his injury, recovery process, and the tour. More »


Kelly Slater’s 2012 Bells Quiver

March 30th, 2012 by John Zanussi

The Rip Curl Pro Bells contest starts up in a couple of days and the fine people over at Channel Islands Surfboards have granted us all a look at Kelly Slater’s quiver. The small differences in these six boards wouldn’t matter much to any normal surfer but to the 11 time world champ every 1/8 inch matters More »


Kelly Slater’s Pipeline Quiver

December 9th, 2011 by John Zanussi

Rounds one and two of the Billabong Pipe Masters are completed and round 3 hits the water today. If the conditions are anything like yesterday’s double to triple overhead waves we’ll probably see most guys riding boards well over 6 feet long again. Not Kelly Slater though. Yesterday during the webcast, Slates mentioned that he’d probably be out there riding a 5’11”. The guy is a nut. More so, the 11 time world champ only has one board over 6 foot in his quiver for Pipe. Take a look at the boards he’ll be choosing from before his round 3 heat starts today. More »

Boards, Gear

Catch Surf Beater Boards: Worth it?

July 13th, 2011 by John Zanussi

The summer time in New York is the absolute best time to be hanging on the beach but unfortunately the waves usually suck. This all changes once hurricane season ramps up in late August and September but the months leading up to that usually consist of sloppy windswell in the waist high range. Having a board in your quiver to make surfing these conditions fun isn’t something most surfers have so we ride what we have and make the most of it. Over the winter I started seeing adverts for a company called Catch Surf and their Beater boards. It’s sort of in the middle of a high-end bodyboard and a soft-top board for beginners. My question is, should I go and buy one to use on those summer days where the waves are crap and is it worth it? More »

Boards, Contests

Bells 2011 Channel Islands Quivers

April 20th, 2011 by John Zanussi

  The 2011 Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach kicked off yesterday and with all the world’s top surfers surfing in round one, I’m sure you were wondering what boards some of them had under their feet. Channel Islands posted to their blog the quivers for the guys that ride their boards and we’ve got a look at what Pat Guadaskas, Kelly Slater, Jordy Smith, Taylor Knox, Bobby Martinez, and Dane Reynolds will be ridding. More »

Art, Boards

Lauren Elyse Board Art

March 3rd, 2011 by John Zanussi

  In an effort to showcase more local artists and photographers here on SURFBANG, I’d like to introduce you to the artwork of Lauren Elyse. Lauren was born and raised in New Jersey and started putting her artistic ability to work as a teenager when she would paint her friends’ surfboards. More »

Boards, Surfer News

Kelly’s Quiver for the 2011 Quiksilver Pro Snapper Rocks

February 23rd, 2011 by John Zanussi

Even though it wasn’t officially announced that Kelly Slater would be surfing on the 2011 tour, everyone kind of knew he was going to, especially with the way he reacted to the Quiksilver Pro in New York. But, according to his main board sponsord, Channel Islands, it is officially official (a little redudundent?).  Not only that, but they’re giving us a look into Mr. 10 time World Champ’s quiver for the first contest of the year. More »

…Lost Flashback

September 7th, 2010 by John Zanussi

The guys over at …Lost have been and always will be experimenting will different boards all the time. Their latest creation is called the “Flashback” and they got Kolohe Andino to give it a test run out at San Clemente recently. More »


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