There are certain boards out there that are so well crafted and beautiful they are almost hypnotic. The type of boards that deserve their own bulletproof case, the boards that you surf in your dreams every night. These boards are becoming increasingly rare, but if there’s one man who can shape one, it’s Neal Purchase Junior.
As part of the Burleigh single fin festival, Neal Purchase Jnr. shaped a Wayne Lynch inspired 7’4 swallow tail single fin to give away as a prize for the VONU most traditional style award as judged by the VONU team. As soon as Purcho started chomping into some foam, Wayne Dean rolled into the factory and they began brainstorming ideas for the board.
“Wayne is probably one of the best single fin surfers of all time, everyone always talks about how good Michael Peterson was but Wayne is an underground legend and knows a lot about single fins so I was stoked to get him in and help me shape this board,” says Purcho. Neal used some old templates of his fathers who was a well-known shaper during the 60’s and drew inspiration from the boards Wayne Lynch was surfing at Uluwatu in the early 70’s.