Sunday, June 13, 2010
Ye olde Mackie Fish
My old Mackie 5'6" fish. Was a definite favourite. Fast, loose and slippery. The biggest surf I ever rode it in was in 2005 at Blueys beach in Foster NSW. 6ft wedges bouncing off the headland and tapering steep down the beach. It was the only time I ever had to grab its rail through a cutty. Michael handmade those enormous fibreglass fins. I remember showing this board to Greenough in 2003 on the Blue Yonder journey. He said, 'it needs timber fins'. The colour photos were taken in 2001 and the B & W about 2 months ago when it rose from the dead.