Greetings, Shredderz! Is there anything better than a thoughtfully constructed quiver? There’s something special about a surfboard collection that achieves the rare combo of quality and quantity.
Speaking of which, I’m happy to feature a small selection from Scott’s insane quiver. You can follow Scott along on Instagram here: @wizard.soup. Scott hails from Australia and he’s got an eye for vintage boards shaped by some of the greatest craftsmen in the country’s long and colorful history. One reason this post took so long to write is Scott kept posting insane boards on Instagram and I’d have to start over from scratch, messaging him apologizing and asking for high res shots of whatever I had just seen. He’s got way, way more than what I’m posting here, and trust me, it was hard to leave some of this material on the cutting room floor!
First, check out this trio of 70s Hot Buttered Surfboards. HB is hands down one of my favorite labels (I’ve probably said that about no less than 50 different brands, but in my defense, every time I say it I mean it), especially their 70s single fins. And of course, you can’t go wrong with Martyn Worthington’s artwork. I love these wave murals. There’s something so crazy about the fact that people used to ride boards like these. It’s one thing to have this kind of statement as a wall hanger, but I love the idea of paddling out on something with a huge, over the top airbrush. Add that to the long list of things I’m gonna start doing as soon as much surfing becomes respectable.
Scott also has a ridiculously deep bench of Energy Surfboards. Energy was Simon Anderson’s old label. The very first thruster, shaped in 1981, was under the Energy brand. This is probably the most insane collection of Energy boards I have seen belonging to one person.
I just can’t get enough of this Energy twin fin. First of all, they’re pretty rare. But I could stare at that closeup of the fin for hours. Just look at those colors and how they match the airbrush on the deck. It’s rare to see modern surfboards made with this kind of detail. Some of this has a lot to do with practicality, for sure, but I for one can’t get enough of this stuff.
I feel like I’ve barely even scratched the surface of Scott’s collection. Above you’ll see a McGrigor Paul Peters Model with a stunning airbrush; and below that is a gorgeous Energy Surfboards single fin. Lucky for me, Scott posts many of his boards to his Instagram account, so just follow along if you’d like to see more top shelf Aussie sticks.