MAURICE COLE

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Maurice Cole is one of an increasingly rare breed: a genuine Australian original. Through 40-plus years of surfing, shaping and theorising he’s developed an entirely unique take on the sport of surfing and the craft we use to perform it.

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20 QUESTIONS WITH MAURICE COLE

1. Years in the job? 39 years of not havin a real job!
2. How many boards have you made in that time? between 27 > 15,127……memory used to be better!
3. What idea rises above all others when you re shaping / designing a board? FIG JAM!
4. What s the golden rule of shaping (for you)? ……SHAPE IT,SURF IT,AND BETTER IT
5. Describe your signature model at the moment? METRO,DEEP CONCAVE ,FASTEST BOARD ON THE PLANET.EASY PADDLING,HIGH SPEED TURNS THAT MAKE YA TREMBLE!
6. What s your local break? bELLS/WINKI
7. What s your inspiration for making the boards you make? tOW SURFING,TESTING DESIGNS AND MATERIALS AT TWICE THE SPEED…MY FORMULA 1…….
8. Have you ever thought about doing something else? YES AND I REALISE THERES NOT MUCH ELSE I CAN DO EXCEPT SURF AND DESIGN.
9. When was your last holiday? …DON’T HAVE EM,
10. Favourite food? VEGAN
11. Favourite TV show? BANANAS IN JAMAS
12. Favourite colour? MAGENTA
13. Favourite brew? ST EMILLION 83/85
14. Your most memorable manoeuvre and where was it? BOTTOM TURN HACK OFF THE TOP AT….7K BAY!
15. Do you recall the best board you ever made and what happened to it? HAVE HAD NUMEROUS…..EGES LOST ONE AT PRINCETOWN,BROWNY BURNT MY DANE K TWINNIE…BUT I STILL HAVE MY 20 YEAR OLD FRANCE TUBERIDR..THE MOST TUBED BOARD IN HISTORY!
16. How do you feel about the shift to Asian manufacturing by the larger players in the surfboard industry? INEVITABLE,AND HAS SHAKEN UP OUR INDUSTRY,BUT KILLED OFF THE NEXT GENERATION OF S/BD WORKERS…
17. Where would you like to be in 10 years? …SURFING,DESIGNING ,SHAPING…..WITH THE ODD VISIT TO THE SURGEON TO KEEP THE BODILY PARTS STILL FUNCTIONING.
18. How do you feel about the professional surfing world tour? ….ITS ALL A BIT RETRO AND BORING…NO NEW S/BD DESIGNS IN 10 YEARS,NO TIME TO TEST….BUT SOME GREAT SURFING STILL GOING ON
19. What time do you go to bed? ……MIDNITE
20. And what time do you get up? …6.00AM

 


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