Posts Tagged: performance

Is Your Surfboard Right For You?

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Is Your Surfboard Right For You?   When you take a second to look at your board, what do you think about it? Do you think its a cool shape that rides well for you.. ..or.. do you think that its a master crafted extension of your creative mind? Did you grab it off the… Read more »

Hurricane Season!

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Yes…it is the most wonderful time of the year! Hurricane season is quickly approaching and we are starting to get a taste for bigger swell here on the East Coast. Check out the latest boards by Ian Balding Paddle & Surf @ianbalding.com or on Facebook! We are ready…are you?

Joel Tudor’s Duct Tape Invitational

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         Joel Tudor, the grand master of style, started the Duct Tape Invitational to keep the old school style in surfing when shortboarding took over. This contest is host to the best longboarders from around the world, inviting only sixteen each year and traveling to some of the best breaks globally, The Duct Tape Invitational… Read more »

#1 George Greenough

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    Finally, our number one most influential and well-known shaper is George Greenough! A living legend and most well-known for revolutionizing the shortboard and for his innovative knee board designs. Greenough grew up in Santa Monica, California and in 1998 he moved to New South Whales, Australia. Although George had been surfing since the… Read more »

#2 Tom Blake

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  Is it too much to say that Tom Blake single handedly  transformed the sport of surfing from an ancient Polynesian practice into a 20th century lifestyle? It may be hard to find someone who does not agree with this statement because Tom Blake met the Duke himself, fell in love with surfing in the… Read more »

#5 Simon Anderson

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Simon Anderson has earned the number five spot on the most well-known and influential surfboard shapers list for his contributions to surfboard designs by creating the “thruster,” the first three-fin design in 1980. Simon was born and raised on the Northern beaches of Sydney and prior to shaping Simon was busy putting all his efforts… Read more »

#8 Mike Diffenderfer

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The 8th spot on the list of the most well-known and influential surfboard shapers goes to Mike Diffenderfer, aka The Diff, a North Shore pioneer. Mike shaped his first board in 1951 out of balsa wood. Showing a raw talent in wood board building, The Diff became known as one of the finest craftsmen in… Read more »

Teahupoo, Tahiti

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      Check out the most recent video>Teahupoo Pumping of Teahupoo going off these past few weeks! Known for the heavy, glassy wave breaking offshore, Teahupoo attracts some of the world’s best surfers during times like these…

Check it out…

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Check out here what is currently going on in the shop here> IB Paddle & Surf Video. We are busy making everything from custom surfboards, race paddle boards, to hand planes. Follow us on Instagram @ianbalding as well as on Twitter @IB_SUP_Surf to stay updated on everytihng happening with Ian Balding Paddle & Surf…

May Sale!

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MAY SALE!! $200 savings towards your custom SUP order in May, and $100 off your custom Surfboard… It’s springtime people! Are you ready for Summer?! Whether your into surfing, SUP surfing, or SUP racing… It’s time to get your orders in so your ready to get out on the water! Custom surfboards from performance shortboards… Read more »

Custom Balsawood Handplanes

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Brand new balsawood and epoxy handplanes available. Also available in EPS foam and epoxy. If you like getting barreled, there simply is no better way to do it more often. Get your order in and feel free to customize too. Prices range from $195-$225.

My Goal

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  My goal in paddleboard building is like my goal as a surfboard builder, which is to create fresh designs. Whether I am pulling from the past and modernizing or developing an entirely new design, I believe form is always a close follower to function. When it comes to stand up paddle boarding my objective… Read more »