Saturday, 21 June 2014


custard point
Like an old battered sea creature.

My 9'4 Custard Point is about 14 years old now and quite frankly showing its age (we make a good pair). But what a warrior it is - still got the glide despite putting on a few pounds over the years (I refer to it endearingly as 'The Fatty' - & funnily enough I too have gained some extra timber over that period). It is still the board I use most of the time. I know Custard Point aren't viewed as a cool label, but when I bought it I was looking for a heavy traditional wave rider and this board fitted the bill. It is solid, and for a single-fin, trad noserider, it does pretty well in most conditions too.

This long, dry, sunny flat spell is the perfect time to apply a few ding repairs and smooth a bit of resin over the cracks in readiness for when the next swell rolls in.

custard point
Every scar could tell a tale.

custard point
We'll live to ride another day.