Tuesday, March 8, 2011


Restored the 8'3'' Andreini the last few days, Marc shaped this for me around 97 0r 98 we used Yaters shaping room. The board we were trying to kinda copy were the longer stringerless boards that were in Innermost Limits when they go camping and pull them out of the bush and surf that smaller point with Ted Spencer riding one.

I had the wrong blank for this but Marc did a good job, this is kinda the first Vaquero board. Graham Goodfield found it in the used board rack at the Beachouse in S.B. and bought it.

The deck was not to bad, the bottom was beat up a bit , so Bondo time and made a leash loop from a piece of fin.

Someone broke the finbox and glassed the True Ames 9'' that I sold with the board.

Ready to ride again , this is a good board Marc and rode for a number of years , Glad to have it back.


  1. I think it was Gary Keyes and Chris Brock on those stringerless 8' squaretails in Innermost Limits...and Evans Point was the spot. I made a pilgrimage there when I was in Australia in '74!

    In any case, those boards should have been the basis for hulls for small CA surf all long. The length and small square tail made them more versatile. But, as many of us remember, the 8' length was shortlived during the transition era. We didn't spend enough time at the length to figure them out. Boards dropped to sub 7' within a year of the shortboard revolution.

  2. Anonymous3/10/2011

    I think I remember seeing that board in the used rack years ago at the Beach House. Glad it made it back home!

    I've got an early Vaquero from '98 or '99. About the same size, same lams. I LOVE that board.


  3. Anonymous3/10/2011

    can we see some more wayne shots.... wayne newton that is.... donk a shane.....

  4. Anonymous3/11/2011

    ...sorry for the last post... id been drinkin....

  5. Anonymous3/12/2011

    yes, more of Mr. Lynch please!

  6. Lynch files...


  7. Anonymous3/24/2011

    Wayne and myself surfed twice here in Australia yesterday. The first surf was at the point around the corner from Angourie. Oddly, there was myself, David ‘Baddy’ Trealor (he was in some film called “Morning of the Earth” or some such thing) and Wayne. I just did some ‘name dropping’ to make the readers and “KP” feel at home. I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but ‘name dropping’ is a significant part of being a web expert and self-made ‘star’ in the world of surf bullshit, I mean “surf expertise”.

    At any rate, the surf was 4-6’ and the wave is fairly heavy. It’s a right. Wayne and David were childhood competitors and subsequently mates. They were having fun after not seeing each other for years. I was fortunate enough to witness it. We were doing this strange thing called surfing. It was not web based or virtual reality.

    Wayne rode a 6’6” x 19 3/4” pintail thruster, with a single concave that has some double concave mixed in between the fins. David was on a Neal Purchase Sr. 7’10” x 20” swallow tail thruster and I was on the only board that I had with me, a 6’0” x 19 1/2” Luke Short Design ‘Chubby Checker’ model, which like Wayne’s board, is a pretty standard bottom design with a single concave and some ‘double’ between the fins.

    There were no ‘hulls’. There were no ‘Evolution’ boards (although Wayne does do ‘replica’ models that are quite pricey but really nice) but certainly weren’t made for the waves we were riding. No “Puerto Rico World Contest” boards.

    There was, however, a lot of humor, a lot of fun and quite a lot of ‘taking the piss’ out of each other (that’s an Australian colloquialism; they don’t actually remove urine from each other), but no web manifested bullshit.

    Why? We live in the present and surf in the present, for one thing. And we still like to ride waves that those boards from the past wouldn’t ride properly, even now. Even though we are all nearing 60. Don’t get me wrong; ride what you like, what you enjoy, what blows your skirt up. But don’t confuse that with the misinformation you get from this web site or more succinctly, “KP”. And don’t think that you’re on some sort of ‘historical’ design with Australian origins traced to Wayne Lynch, etc. Because you’re not.

    Before you ‘drink the Kool Aid,’ do some homework. Don’t just believe someone who presents themselves as an ‘authority’ because they are ‘on the web’ and has the appearance of actually knowing what they are talking about.

    Note: I had Wayne look over the above and he said McTavish made only one board, that he rode near the start in "Sea Of Joy". He said "I was wearing a red/orange long john (in the sequence) and that was the only board that Bob made me. The rest of the boards were my shapes." He also notes that the wave he was surfing in Kauai was "not Cannon's".

    © Jon Patton 2011

  8. Anonymous3/26/2011


    Part 1:

    Re: “Friday, March 4, 2011 COUPLE OF NEW ONES”.
    More accurately, the caption in the 4th photo from the top should read: “Nothing at all like the boards Wayne Lynch rides in Sea of Joy.”

    So, I thought, ‘Well Jon, Wayne Lynch is sitting across the table from you. It was his board. He shaped it. Why not ask him?’ So I did.

    Wayne Lynch: “The board was @ 5’10-6’2” and 19 3/4” wide. It had a slight single concave all the way through (that would make it NOT a ‘hull’) and low, soft rails (also would make it NOT a ‘hull’).” Note: The “that would make it NOT a hull” comment(s) are my addition.

    Wayne also went on to state that in “Evolution” and “Sea Of Joy” that “as the boards got better, so did the surfing... you can tell.” He also added, “I never rode a ‘hull’ bottom. The bottoms on a couple of boards (The one at Margaret River was one) were ‘rolled’ a little and McTavish made them. They were crap. Absolute shit heap’s. And before and after that the bottoms were either slight concaves or flat with a bit of vee under the feet. Except the board at the end of “Evolution” where I was surfing in Kauai, that was a gun.”

    “KP”, as he now calls himself, is a wanker. Doesn’t bother to fact check i.e. “Looks like a board from the Puerto Rico World Contest” - what does that mean? But at the same time claims himself as some sort of ‘expert’ in board design. Which readers, is not true in general terms. He might be an expert on Liddle Surfboards and his own narcissistic needs, but beyond that it’s questionable and legitimately so.

    Frankly, the only thing I find more pathetic than me needing to set the record straight, is Kirk Putnam and the bullshit that flows from his self-focused web crap and childish ego. If the above statement wasn’t clear, I maintain he is full of shit and should be viewed as such.

    So, all this “Wayne Lynch, Evolution, Sea Of Joy, Puerto Rico World Contest” gibberish, is made up from the lack of actual knowledge or factual information of what “KP” purports to be an expert on.

    Based on actual fact, it's “KP’s” fantasy, not the truth. I suspect he’s misinformed enough people that he’s not alone in this fantasy. If you don't believe it, email Wayne. He’s not that inaccessible. His main sponsor is Patagonia. I’m sure “KP” knows Chouinard. “KP” appears to know everyone. So, Wayne would be easily contacted. Contact “KP” for a follow up with Chouinard who can contact Wayne and so on.

    ©Jon Patton

  9. Anonymous3/26/2011

    Note: Part 2 is shown before Part 1.

  10. Anonymous6/17/2011

    Go read a book.


  11. Anonymous7/06/2011

    Sounds like someone can't get it done for himself and has to knock others down to feel good...This gent above is the definition of KOOK. He I learned something from him, I guess he is the KOOK expert. I ride hull because I like..got a problem with that KOOK, the aforementioned term was written to draw attention to the fact that this guy , the one above is one. But we all knew that didn't we, carry on

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