Saturday, March 5, 2011

Gregs Stringerless

7'1'' One of Gregs own boards, then sold to Matt Miller, rode hard and put up wet.

I fixed this thing for the last 18 yrs tryin to keep it going for Matt.

Rocky points and a no leash make it hard , it's been buckeled 3 times, Matt finally knew it was time to put it down a few years ago.

He dropped it off awhile ago to put in the collection. Today I flushed it out and patched it up for the last time, I bet this old steed could tell a few stories, I sent Greg the template a few weeks ago, maybe make some new ones.


  1. Anonymous3/06/2011

    is that the greg liddle shop?

  2. Anonymous3/06/2011

    Bondo liddles have an exquisite appeal to them. Reminds me of a trusty warbird from WWII. Wouldn't look too bad with a pinup girl hiding under some of that bondo.
    I like the old boards a lot.

  3. When Greg closed his Augora shop , I got the desks and book shelf and over the years Greg has sent me other weird stuff . I had to rebuild my garage years ago, Andy Davis and Krajewski framed and drywalled it so I had a small work shop and storage loft on one side and i kinda rebuilt Gregs old shop on the otherside. So yes it is the Liddle shop .

  4. Anonymous3/08/2011

    if thats liddles old shop then slap some flippers on me and call me greenough.

  5. Well it started out just like the old shop when I first finished it , but Im kinda a horder, right now it's a bit stuffed with all my stuff , it is what it is .

  6. Anonymous3/08/2011

    looks like a cool room....

  7. Anonymous3/08/2011

    it use to be the exact replica of greg's last shop. when Kp had the garage fixed up, it changed it a bit. a LOT of cool ass stuff in there-boards, pics,music,movies, mags, mats etc. truly a mini surf heritage museum.(maybe better).make an appt. with Kp and check it out.
    el vaquero

  8. Anonymous3/08/2011

    um, so what's the address again....

  9. Anonymous3/08/2011

    be it known it's protected by drake the pit bull.(and smith and wesson)

  10. Anonymous3/23/2011

    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.

  11. Anonymous3/23/2011

    Part 2

    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.

    ©Jon Patton 2011

  12. Anonymous3/23/2011

    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