Desert Storm surfboard

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caml started the topic in Monday, 13 Jul 2015 at 2:06pm

Discussion about the
"Desert Storm" shaped by Wayne Webster
Ridden and designed by the "Camel"

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caml commented Sunday, 24 Jan 2016 at 1:17am

OK yeah possibly. that pic for your avatar is familiar wat is it ?

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penmister commented Sunday, 24 Jan 2016 at 3:44am

I have to destroy a desert storm 7.0 before i can ever even try a 6.4..

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penmister commented Sunday, 24 Jan 2016 at 3:48am

That pic is the best thing that i have ever seen..i can't believe that it has not made a swell net video

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caml commented Sunday, 24 Jan 2016 at 9:26am

Can u please tell more about the picture pmr ? It is very blurred but it seems to be familiar & I should know it .

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caml commented Sunday, 24 Jan 2016 at 9:33am

No wonder I thought that pic was familiar cos have seen a similar one .

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penmister commented Sunday, 24 Jan 2016 at 2:25pm

Sorry i ended up on a dance floor...about the picture you see hippo getting towed then camel paddles into the same wave . wish i had a better pic its the best! I cant even come close to writing about it...

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caml commented Sunday, 24 Jan 2016 at 4:26pm

Thought u must be hippo . Why don't you use a pic of yourself ?

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penmister commented Sunday, 24 Jan 2016 at 9:14pm

Im not hippo cam.im the penmister...

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caml commented Monday, 25 Jan 2016 at 2:48am

Well if u like animals- hippoes n camels surely u must be closely linked to the wild animals

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penmister commented Tuesday, 26 Jan 2016 at 6:49pm

Penmister the penguin .

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penmister commented Tuesday, 26 Jan 2016 at 8:46pm

Don't know how to get to wave of the day..but fucken go you old sea dog...

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fartpaddler commented Thursday, 28 Jan 2016 at 11:33am

southey wrote:
goofyfoot wrote: Hey crustt,
Yeah Mick makes amazing boards imo. I already have a smaller gun off him which is a beautiful board, like you say the y are works of art.
Good point about the stringer, I had never thought about that.
I decided to go with a Webster this time because two or three other mates have got boards a similar length off him and were really happy with them.
Micks boards do cost a little bit more but they are all hand made so you would expect the price to be a bit higher. In saying that, if some one was considering a Mick Pierce board I wouldn't let the price tag put you off. They truly are beautiful surfboards.

Not just beautiful highly functional . ( a little like Mick himself ) haha .
I've been riding his boards for near on 15 years , shorties , tube pigs , mini guns , guns .
The key is he was always on the higher more functional volume path , that is now becoming all the rage . Infact on occasion i had to plead with him to give me one or two thinner than he recommended .
Its all about the shapes and lines , surely lately many people are looking for " one off art pieces " off him , but they go just as good in the barrel as they would look on the wall .
Myself i've always gone the plain white path , with maybe tinted custom fins or a pin stripe .
Where ever i go i always get complimentary comments on their lines by other surfer shapers .
Mick is a barrel hound , still at his higher age , and hence if you want someone to shape you a board for such waves then yeah i can't recommend them more highly . I've only snapped two of the dozen or so boards i've got off him ( and each time it was my fault ) , i also still ride some of the older ones depending on the conditions ( much to his dismay as he is always on about how he's still improving the performance every season ) . Camel he has done the diamond cross weave laminations for me , and i'm pretty sure he would do you one with a light stringer , not so sure on the epoxy , but maybe MC would help him out or even glass your shape if you requested . He also does alot of single , fin box custom setups and has for as long as i can remember , might be time you two caught up and tried one ?! . He's almost finished his own Rhino chaser and would probably jump at the chance of having a solid paddle together , if ya nagged him .

goofyfoot for some reason I had the impression in my head that you were mick pierce!
hes a goofy im pretty sure...

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caml commented Thursday, 28 Jan 2016 at 12:35pm

Thank you fpadler. Appreciate the info .

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caml commented Thursday, 28 Jan 2016 at 12:46pm

penmister wrote: Penmister the penguin .

I think u need a picture of a penguin then penguinmister

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goofyfoot commented Thursday, 28 Jan 2016 at 1:03pm

fartpaddler wrote:
southey wrote:
goofyfoot wrote: Hey crustt,
Yeah Mick makes amazing boards imo. I already have a smaller gun off him which is a beautiful board, like you say the y are works of art.
Good point about the stringer, I had never thought about that.
I decided to go with a Webster this time because two or three other mates have got boards a similar length off him and were really happy with them.
Micks boards do cost a little bit more but they are all hand made so you would expect the price to be a bit higher. In saying that, if some one was considering a Mick Pierce board I wouldn't let the price tag put you off. They truly are beautiful surfboards.

Not just beautiful highly functional . ( a little like Mick himself ) haha .
I've been riding his boards for near on 15 years , shorties , tube pigs , mini guns , guns .
The key is he was always on the higher more functional volume path , that is now becoming all the rage . Infact on occasion i had to plead with him to give me one or two thinner than he recommended .
Its all about the shapes and lines , surely lately many people are looking for " one off art pieces " off him , but they go just as good in the barrel as they would look on the wall .
Myself i've always gone the plain white path , with maybe tinted custom fins or a pin stripe .
Where ever i go i always get complimentary comments on their lines by other surfer shapers .
Mick is a barrel hound , still at his higher age , and hence if you want someone to shape you a board for such waves then yeah i can't recommend them more highly . I've only snapped two of the dozen or so boards i've got off him ( and each time it was my fault ) , i also still ride some of the older ones depending on the conditions ( much to his dismay as he is always on about how he's still improving the performance every season ) . Camel he has done the diamond cross weave laminations for me , and i'm pretty sure he would do you one with a light stringer , not so sure on the epoxy , but maybe MC would help him out or even glass your shape if you requested . He also does alot of single , fin box custom setups and has for as long as i can remember , might be time you two caught up and tried one ?! . He's almost finished his own Rhino chaser and would probably jump at the chance of having a solid paddle together , if ya nagged him .

goofyfoot for some reason I had the impression in my head that you were mick pierce!
hes a goofy im pretty sure...

Yeah he's a goofyfooter, but nah I'm not him

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udo commented Friday, 5 Feb 2016 at 2:55pm

Caml, your new 8'0 Desert Storm looks unreal !

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penmister commented Thursday, 3 Mar 2016 at 9:12pm

Had a surf at fourth beach on the ds 7.0... pushed under waves easy caught a few,then the leggie came off had to swim in.i don't know how it missed the rocks but it did...unlucky not grabbing a cheque at the Oakley night camel...

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caml commented Thursday, 3 Mar 2016 at 11:56pm

Hopefully the gun works good . Impressive beast of a board by the looks

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caml commented Friday, 4 Mar 2016 at 12:27am

penmister wrote: Had a surf at fourth beach on the ds 7.0... pushed under waves easy caught a few,then the leggie came off had to swim in.i don't know how it missed the rocks but it did...unlucky not grabbing a cheque at the Oakley night camel...

What sorta wave is this fourth beach that u ride on a DS design ?

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penmister commented Friday, 4 Mar 2016 at 1:11am

In esperance its sand than rocks first time ive been out there.

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penmister commented Friday, 4 Mar 2016 at 1:18am

It was a left i couldn't believe no one was out it was pumping...

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lostdoggy commented Wednesday, 20 Apr 2016 at 8:20pm

Did you get another one, goofy?

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caml commented Thursday, 21 Apr 2016 at 8:23am

I saw goofys new 7"6 impressive shape !
but really, anyone who's using fcs with a desert storm does not have my approval and does so at there own loss . Goofy is not the only one !
Sorta like getting a racing car and driving around on the rims cos u cant afford tyres

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goofyfoot commented Thursday, 21 Apr 2016 at 9:21am

Haha ow shit I've been told!
Nah the only reason I use fcs is because all my other boards have them and I don't want to have to be spending shitloads on another set of fins.
Money's tight these days!
Yes lost d, I'm getting one

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caml commented Sunday, 24 Apr 2016 at 7:12pm

No worries gf , not just you , I saw mf & his mate getting them too . & the formula is beyond my jurisdiction & the performance will be compromised . This is a disclaimer ! Lol

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Island Bay commented Sunday, 24 Apr 2016 at 5:43pm

Greetings!
First post after some lurking. The DS really appeals to me, and as an initiation I'm thinking of ordering a 7'0 for decent days in the lower North Island (NZ), Indo, and for when the devil wind blows hard at my local.
Is it a reasonable assumption that it'd do well on solid overhead days with lots of chop? (my local is about 600-800m offshore and gets pretty bad devil winds).
Hoping to add an 8'0 or 8'6 at a later stage.

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caml commented Sunday, 24 Apr 2016 at 7:11pm

Is a 7"0 big enough to battle this choppyness ? How big a wave u mean ibay ?

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Island Bay commented Monday, 25 Apr 2016 at 4:23am

Hey Caml.
I'm talking roughly 12ft faces, sometimes a little bigger. The thing is that waves can be quite unpredictable at this spot, so having a board that allows you to react quickly is a bonus.

Also, the 7'0 would be a great length for some other spots I have in mind.

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caml commented Monday, 25 Apr 2016 at 9:09am

Yeah ok well start with a7"0 but keep in mind that they are glassed heavy , you can alter your order to suit your needs . I prefer an 8"6 for very choppy waves to cruise with ease

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udo commented Thursday, 2 Jun 2016 at 10:15am

Nick Carroll, have you seen or felt up Webbies desert storm model ...your thoughts ?

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goofyfoot commented Thursday, 2 Jun 2016 at 11:43am

Udo are you thinking of getting one?

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drodders commented Tuesday, 9 Aug 2016 at 11:48am

I picked up this thread about 2 months ago, giving me lots of confidence to order a DS, 7’6, 20 ½ by 3 1/8. I live in the Illawarra and find I can get big beach breaks all to myself while the usual locations (reefs, points etc.) are chocka block, on the weekend I got to surf two popular SE facing beach breaks, way overhead, all by myself on the DS that arrived on Friday.

The DS was a revelation, caught lots of waves and covered ground like a clubby paddle board and so easy to surf. Fast and loose off the tail, lots of drive up the front. If I had been on my 6’6 I would have been lucky to get a wave, 55 litres of foam is just the trick (actually 6 weeks ago in a similar southerly swell I got washed about 1km up the coast at one of the same locations, no probs with strong currents on the DS).

Thanks for all the info on this thread. I have never posted before, but though Wayne Webster deserved another vote, he was great to deal with, helped me pick dimensions for the 1.5 to triple OH waves, that I wanted to use it for. I am sure it would surf well above this size, but we don’t get waves above that often.

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drodders commented Tuesday, 9 Aug 2016 at 11:54am

Oh yeah, 6x6 and 6x6 glass, five fin, twin plug, round safety nose surfed as a quad with Rasta fins. Camel you have helped design a beauty.

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udo commented Tuesday, 9 Aug 2016 at 1:38pm

Got some pics drodders ...and if it wasn't mates rates....what was custom price ?

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caml commented Tuesday, 9 Aug 2016 at 1:33pm

Great news drodd cheers

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drodders commented Tuesday, 9 Aug 2016 at 3:59pm

Udu it was a bargain $780, lots of board for that money, perfect in every detail, obviously postage on top of that. Once I work out how I will add a couple of pics.

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udo commented Tuesday, 9 Aug 2016 at 4:21pm

Great value esp with the 6 oz glassing...I expected a figure of $950.

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drodders commented Tuesday, 9 Aug 2016 at 4:32pm

Yeah I was blown away by the price! I am sure they will all be different, length, glass, spray, polish, I gues you could option them up. I am also pretty sure when my fish/short board need replacing I will call Wayne again. Still can't post a picture will try again later on a different device? Are there any tricks to posting a photo, have tried a few different methods?

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lostdoggy commented Tuesday, 9 Aug 2016 at 4:54pm

That's starting price for a lot of shapers and that's at 4x4x4.
How much do you weigh drodders?

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crustt commented Tuesday, 9 Aug 2016 at 5:58pm

I just picked up a 8'8"x21 1/8"x3 3/"8 with 6x6 top and bottom for $950 so $780 for a 7'6" sounds right, cost $20 extra for the extra 6 on the bottom.:-)

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Craig commented Tuesday, 9 Aug 2016 at 6:07pm
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drodders commented Tuesday, 9 Aug 2016 at 7:29pm

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Craig commented Tuesday, 9 Aug 2016 at 8:03pm

Close there Drodders (I fixed for you) instead of posting this link https://imgur.com/a/wSSoC in the [img] tags, you right click that image and get this URL.. https://i.imgur.com/S1WCg8e.jpg

PS board looks really nice!!

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goofyfoot commented Tuesday, 9 Aug 2016 at 8:31pm

Fuck yeah Drodders nice one

Mine was 7'6 x 19.25 x 3.
i weigh about 75kgs
Im so stoked with it

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goofyfoot commented Tuesday, 9 Aug 2016 at 8:34pm

Island Bay, did you end up getting one?

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drodders commented Tuesday, 9 Aug 2016 at 9:21pm

Thanks Craig posting off an iPhone, will try to post a pic of the base.

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freeride76 commented Wednesday, 10 Aug 2016 at 7:23am

Desert Storm!
I texted Webby straight after getting out of the water on the Black Nor-easter swell to tell him I got the ride of my life on the DS.
Like you Drodders I find my 7'6" very easy to turn.

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drodders commented Wednesday, 10 Aug 2016 at 9:47am

I'm 93 kg, fairly fit, don't really think weight vs volume is the point of these boards, my other boards are between 35-40 litres, get lots of waves but they can't get you around an expansive line up like a DS or something like it can. I also found on Sunday looking down the line thinking, I won't make it around this section, then only to find on the DS it wasn't an issue. Instead of being forced to the bottom immediately by a really late drop you can take a high line from take off, and be 20m in front of where you would have been, with speed to burn. I'm an average surfer with two little kids, when I am out I want to have the board that makes the most of any conditions, my only issue is I am already thinking about replacing my 6'6 with a 6'10 DS.

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caml commented Wednesday, 10 Aug 2016 at 10:19am

Freeride have u downsized your extra large back fins yet & freed up the drag ?

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freeride76 commented Wednesday, 10 Aug 2016 at 6:29pm

nah, to be honest I haven't really felt any need to......the back end of the board feels really smooth and well balanced to , although Glen Casey told me he found his hard to turn.
But if I did, what size rears should I look at?