Pictures: Alfredo Ardanza
Last Tuesday Australian shaper Bob Mctavish was performing a live shape show at the Pukas Hurley Surf Club.
In front of all the spectators shaping one of the first more user-friendly designs of the Shortboard Revolution, the Rincon is named after its first breakthrough performance in early 1968, at Rincon, California - the Queen of the Coast. It followed straight after the deep-vee Plastic Machines of 1967, and the flatter bottom and finer rocker allowed fantastic speed down-the-line, allowing a ride from way out on the Indicator, clear to the highway, on any set wave!
PUKAS SURF PROUDLY PRESENTS BOB MCTAVISH
McTavish Surfboards was founded in 1962 by Bob McTavish (Byron Bay, Australia), and boards bearing the McTavish name have been in production ever since.
Bobs larakin lifestyle and contributions to surf design and culture have spanned over 5 decades, and form the basis of what McTavish is all about – design excellence, excitement, fun and adventure.
Edit: Oscar Valencia / Darkline Productions
Music: Take Five "The Dave Brubeck Quarter
Over the years we have seen the surf industry change and morph, competitors and brands come and go. Today we are proud to run an independent, low volume establishment dedicated to quality and craftmanship.
McTavish Surfboards has been a part of the Australian and international surfing landscape for over 50 years, and we intend to let our passion and love for riding waves and building boards keep us here for decades to come.