The influence of 'Old Faithful' goes far and wide. Above is a pic of a Mike Davis shaped stinger from 1978 or 1979 from Kiama on the south coast of New South Wales.
Below is Mark Richards learning to shape a similar stinger from the master, Dick Brewer in Hawaii in 1977.
I believe that to gain entry to the WQS young pro surfers should have to spend 6 months in the shaping bay to get a basic understanding of board design and construction instead of drinking vodka cruisers and playing Nintendo.
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