March 2010

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Piha surfer Elliot Paerata-Reid was crowned champion of the Quiksilver King of the Groms 21st March by none other than New Zealand surfing legend Maz Quinn. Paerata – Reid will now head to France later in the year to represent New Zealand at the international final along with the world’s best surfers under the age of 16.

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Sam Hawke. Image by Josh Humbert

Doug Young & Sam Hawke Surf Monsterous Teahupo’o, Wednesday the 17th of March will be remembered as surfing's greatest St Patrick's Day ever! A giant low-pressure system, creating a massive 15-20ft swell that developed and battered the New Zealand coastline then intensified in the Pacific gaining strength and size on its way to...

The barron turbo vs slater chunnel

Kelly Slater may be showing off the Chunnel, with its crazy tunnel through the board and funnelling action, claiming it to be the next big thing, and revolutionary... well its got nothing on the previously secret project from 5yrs ago by Barron.. dubbed the Black Knight Turbo Booster, this board had tomahawk like turbo inlets at the nose to...

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Just a few shots from a quick trip over to the coast before Gordon flew off - he's back shaping in Hawaii after a succesfull trip here ... hopefully back later in the year, after some more stints in Japan and Indonesia - so stay tuned and will keep ya posted!
We got the coast pretty good so a fast trip well worth it !!

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Grant with his awesome looking new 6.5 1/2 by 19 by 2 1/2 custom order by Gordon with crisp pins and a diamond tail..looks magic!!

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Here's Sam Courtney one of Barrons teamriders with a board Gordon has made for those days it gets a little bigger and hollower...
Sam's profile and photo's are in the process of being added to the team page..

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Here's Henry from Sumner Boardriders with his custom Gordon Hanson Mal...