Discussion about the
"Desert Storm" shaped by Wayne Webster
Ridden and designed by the "Camel"
It’s for the North West , but it’ll probably find it’s way into a boardbag for an Indo trip in a couple of weeks.
The eyes on the Outer Island look mean as , bro. I dig them .
wax that thing up Stu!
It's heavy, Steve. There's no other way to put it. That thing assumes so much significance the hairs on my forearms stand on end when I pick it up and I have feelings best called deja vu though they manifest as lost memories, or memories I thought were lost but have come to the surface again, reminding me of of the things that surrounded me when surfboards first took meaning in my life: songs that were on the radio, the fence in our old backyard, clothes my Dad used to wear. It's fucken magical.
First night I got it my eldest asked me why I was looking at the board and stroking it so. Without pause I said, "Because this'll be yours one day."
Heavy duty. Overwrought. Who needs that sentimental bullshit anyway?
Then I got a call from my mate Reg who heard about my board and said he's got something to show me. So he drove down to Thirroul, signalled for me to come outside, and pulled a board from the back of his van. It was an Outer Island twin fin flex tail. His was lemon yellow, and it was unwaxed.
"I can't wax it up," sez Reg, and we fucken cacked ourselves like schoolkids.
Calming down we made a plan. Next month we're gonna go down the coast together, probably to Green Island, stay at Don's, we're gonna wax up our boards at the same time and paddle out for a surf. Right now it feels like something magical will happen, RCJ disappearing to Summercloud or the like.
Reg is great company, and we're feeling like we're on the same drug or something, like we've connected at the back of the nightclub and hatched a plan. Who knows what will happen? Maybe nothing. But we'll take beer and talk about boards and surf and stuff.
The 8 footer I got last year has only seen 4 sessions at Ulus but all of them were fantastic. I got a 7 footer from him this year because I just cant help myself sometimes and it's had 30+ sessions in the water across the Bukit and another island and is arguably the best board I've ever had. You can imagine how I felt when I ripped a fin and finbox out coming in well past sunset at low tide. Thank the lord for Naruki and his ding repair angels.
Stu in 6 months time
Nah Jono, that's Reg right now.
I haven't had board love for a long time but reading these threads brings back memories.....love it......
Could be howling at the moon Stu!
That photo is note perfect for this situation.
Hurry up and drop that thing in the car park like I did with my beautiful Mitchell Rae. Set yourself free .....and regret it forever.
Jeez Ben sounds like a good boss maybe he will look after his subscribers the same way....yew thanks Ben !
Could be a lot of fun!
Though I have a feeling that as soon as I smear wax on it the spell will wear off and I'll be stuck down the coast with a surf fit 60-year old who keeps paddling up the inside of me while telling bad jokes.
my DS sat unwaxed in the house for well over a month, maybe close to two before I waxed it up and rode it.
picked it up every day and gave it a little fondle.
Strangely enough Stu I’ve just filled the 6’10” void in my quiver too...
Murray Bourton shaped.
P.S. Bloody all time boss behaviour Ben!!
That's the best thing I've read in fucken ages. Seriously.
Referring to Stu's comment above, btw. For some reason "reply" sent me to the bottom of the page.
In the forums it does that, but in the articles it responds directly.
That's why everyone quotes in their messages here.
blowin a 6'2 ghost..how about a 6'4 ghost with 38 litres ?
Sounds good .
Got a lead on one ?
Seems to be Rabbit's son selling it, udo?
Jagger Bartholemew .....answer your message from gumtree if you want to sell your ghost ASAP.
I’ve got a fella who could pick it up for me from Tweed tomorrow.
If anyone knows Jagger ....let him know if you could. Cheers.
yep thats the one...fairly sure Pyzel shaped it for Bugs..
Good luck, Blowin. Don't be afraid of extra volume in the Ghost. My 6'3 34L feels like 31.5L.
Cheers , IB.
Checked the Webster site and apparently stock 7’0 DS are 54 litres but the one m getting is custom of 45 litres. I would have loved that extra volume- that’s the whole point of the board- but it should be OK.
I was hoping to be hitting upwards of 20 knots paddle speed on takeoff.
And the ghost .....hope I hear back.
It seems that the shortened down model of the DS the 7'0 is the biggest length and 52 litres and then the original longer version the shortest length was 7'0 at 43.5.
That's what I take from looking at his page. Confusing nonetheless.
Doggy, those are just examples of what you could get.
Webby makes lots of shorter non fattened DS. I enquired about a 6'4 x 19 3/8 x 2 3/4 with skinnier rails, lighter glass, slightly deeper concaves, expecting to be told to got stuffed. Not the case at all. He said he makes quite a few shorter ones.
And check cycd's super slim DS spear. Lots of variation on the theme.
Oh, and Blowin, my 6'10 is 45L and it feels like a ton of volume. (And I love volume!)
Blowin theres also a ghost at Colloroy 6'5 and 39 lts $650...Gtree as new
Cheers , Udo.
You’re worth your weight in gold ! Unfortunately , it’s Futures fins. Which I don’t have.
Surely there’ll be a few ghosts floating around over the next few months with the Southern Hemi winter finishing ? But I want one now ( not really $900 brand new though. )
The ghost from jaggar heading your way blowin ?
$440 - Are you shitting me ?
Wicked Weapon...what a score eh
How about a rocker pic
Did you end up with Ghost from Jaggar B ?
The ghost seems to have.....ghosted.
There’ll be others ( fingers crossed ) .
$440, what a steal! Looks that good.
Well trained surfboard, standing up on its tail like that.
Get rid of that tail pad!
Goofy - I think I’m going to give it a run with the pad initially. No doubt I’ll hate it and wind up trying to remove it with a butter knife in the desert instead of doing it properly in the comfort of a house.
Wouldn’t be the same if my new board wasn’t rendered ugly as fuck by handfuls of pindan dirt stuck in the remnants of the pad adhesive.
Stu - Mate , you’ve seen nothing. I’m truly a master of the surfboard in the backyard realm . The Kelly Slater of land based board control. Unfortunately this talent does not extend seaward from the high tide line.
Haha fair enough, nice looking stick. What size?
7’0. Just ripped the grip off.
It’s so much more relatable for an anti-grip ( pro- wax ! ) kind of guy.
Loving it even more .
Good work, pintail/rounded pin boards should never be ruined by a pad!
Obviously my opinion counts for sweet f-a
Good score Blowin
I’m more than a little jealous of that one. These seem perfect and exactly what I want in a board. I enquiresd about a 9’6” and 8’ DS last year, but freight just makes it so hard to justify. I live in the SW and even pick up from Perth was sounding horrible.
And then I bumped into a mate who raves about his 7’4” and 6’10” Napalm....
It all conspires to make me want to slap the missus, punch a kid and kick the cat.
$450 is a bargain you lucky lucky so and so.
Very nice, Blowin.
Looking forward to hearing how you get along with it.
Get your foot back there where your tailpad used to be, and the DS will turn on a dime in the silkiest way.
Gumtree - 8'2 on the Central coast Kincumber...as new surfed twice $650 another farkn steal
Blowin, FYI Accelerator Medium have easily been the best quad fronts on my 6’10. AMs too raked and sticky.
Running accelerators with small Shapers rears.
Not a DS but a Black Hula i think....10'3 unwaxed unridden .. sounds like it was a steal
Pull the trigger thedrip, can’t say enough good things about my napalm and freight to wa isn’t that expensive, even to the gs. The freight company Webby uses will do your head in but it’ll get there.
Got the same thick black rails like blowin’s ds. Weapons of mass enjoyment.
any chance of a link to this one? Gumtree - 8'2 on the Central coast Kincumber...as new surfed twice $650 another farkn steal
IGNORE ME - found it. https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/kincumber/surfing/webster-8-2-surfboard-...
One thing I didn't get at the time when I ordered a DS of Webby (too busy having visions of glorious drops at a local fickled wave) was Webby sussing me out as to what I really wanted.
Had a decent chat all the time thinking FFS just give me the standard DS.....NOW......any way I ignored some advice and accept some.
After 45 years you would think I could over rule the child within but the thought of a new weapon under my arm me being the great warrior came to the fore, the 7 footer I ended up with is gold, just saying there are some variations to all the DS's out there.