Getting to the Green

Found myself on a plane yesterday and so got some more disconnect time. One of main themes that I have always thought for Makara is that everything that is done, the activities, the beliefs, the products, my production techniques, etc. are not about benefiting me in the long-run. It’s not…

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Finish Coat for Durability

Finish Coat for Durability When talking about the final finish of your surfboard, people talk about a “sand finish” (Matt Finish as I call it) and a Gloss Finish. If you search around you’ll see that usually when people talk about a Matt Finish they are referring to your shaper…

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Shaping the Shaper

Took a break from writing for a few weeks to focus on planning and building the shaping bubble. So, here’s a little story… 15 years ago after I completed university I turned down interview opportunities at Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan, and PriceWaterhouse Coopers. Instead I decided I would make my…

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Where’s the green?

This week I had more staring out of the airplane window instead of out to sea from my surfboard. I was thinking about how I want to mould Makara right from the start to custom shaping and building Makara surfboards out of 100% sustainable material. I like to say that…

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Changes

There are two places I am at total peace.On a surfboard staring out to sea.And in the sky gazing to the endless horizon.When I am on the ocean, a trance surrounds me and my mind goes blank. I forget about what I did yesterday and I make no plan for…

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Poppin Collars

We’ve all seen it before. Super tiny shortboard under rad surf dude’s arm heading out to the waves. Sweet tapered carbon fibre integrated rails. Quad fin set-up. Feather-lite composite. Oh that board is so slick and he is so cool… Hold on! There’s no frick’n waves! You finish waxing your…

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What do you work for?

“When there are waves, I am on it.No coat and tie.I’m not rich, but my life is.Freedom is wealth.” -“Corky” Carroll When I took on the arduous task of resurrecting Makara from the ashes I said to a few fellow awesome surfer folks who decided to give up the status…

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Summer Blues

For all us folks in the Northern hemisphere, Winter is officially over with the last of the Winter swells. Well that seemed like it was the weekend before last 🙁 Bummer! So what do you do? Well for us, that means there is a heck of a lot more time…

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Makara gone to the dawgs??? What???

Indeed yes! And there were quite a few pooches checking out this custom Makara at the Hong Kong Pet Show last weekend where local superstar photographer Lina Wong introduced about using the Sony ActionCam with your furry friend on a Makara 😛 The concept is based on a super miniturised…

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Why on Earth would you wax your board with it?

A lot of surfboard waxes on the market use Paraffin wax as a primary component. Paraffin is a waxy byproduct of the refining process of lubricating oil. That means it comes from crude oil. When you get it out of the oil, it is a gooey grey sludge that needs…

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