Mark Rabbidge // Hand Made - video
In this paean to individuality, Mark Rabbidge riffs on the links between, creativity, style, and custom artwork - both cars and surfboards. The stunning coastline that Rabbidge calls home provides the backdrop.
For those unaware of Rabbidge, he's been making boards for half a century, first at Brookvale on Sydney's Northern Beaches but for the last twenty five years he's been on the NSW South Coast. He's married to 1990 World Champ Pam Burridge, shaped boards for many 70s and 80s pros, including Tom Curren, who he shaped a 6'6" that Curren famously rode on his first trip to J'Bay. Like George Greenough, he likes to pull shit apart and found out how it works, then put it back together in bespoke ways. A technique he applies to everything from internal combustion engines to finless surfboads.