'Kong' Hot Stuff.

I'm pleased to share with you this lovely little US made Tom Eberly shaped, Kong model Hot Stuff thruster from 1983 I saw for sale recently at Dana Point. 

I thought to share it because my friend Aaron sent me a copy of Gary Elkerton's auto biography, that I'm currently enjoying.

Kong started his career with a board sponsorship from Paul Pascoe riding Pascoe Hopper surfboards from the Sunshine Coast in 1978.
In 1980 he swapped to Hot Stuff "the hippest surfboard company in OZ, as rock and roll and high profile as any surf hardware brand can be". At the time Hot stuff was owned by Paul Hallas and had a world class stable of artist / shapers including Al Bryne, Gil Glover, NP Snr.

At Hot Stuff Gary joined his friend and mentor Rabbit and co-conspirator Chappy Jennings.
But it was his partnership with Al Bryne, with Al's with unique deep channel bottom designs coupled with Kong's power surfing in big waves, that most produced some of the most iconic boards of the 80's.

IN the US Hot Stuff were shaped under licence by Tom Eberly and Bob Hurley

Jack McCoys film, The Performers put the spotlight on Kong, Hot Stuff and Al's channel bottom guns.

all good things must pass.

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