Thank you for your patience, we now have an In Stock page with New and Secondhand boards, check out what we got! Email or call to make your purchase.
1x 1968 Log: 9’2 x23 1/2 x 3 1/4:: $1,100 comes w/Alkali fin glassed by Heart of glass and Sean Nettleton
1x Round nose Twinfin 5’6 x 20 1/4 x 2 5/8 deck Eye painted by Joel Fitz, bottom art by Otis Carey: $700
1x Fish; Purple Haze Twin Fin with bonzer tail 5’6 x 20 x 2 3/8:: $650 w/o fins
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Fresh back from Hawaii and straight into the 2017 Byron Bay Surf Festival. The festival runs from Feb.24th-26th, with surf, art, music, workshops, talks, live events, yoga classes, yummy food and more. You can find Joel at the Surf Art Market on Saturday Feb.25th along Main Beach from 9am-4pm. Look for the Tipis and shaper stalls.
Joel will be there with the new Space Hawk, as well as some of the boards he and artist/professional surfer Ozzie Wright have be collaborating on. At our shapers stall you can also check out the sustainable timber surfboards JF has been working on with the Wood Surf co. Come down to see what all the fuss is about, go for a surf, do some yoga, stop by meet this rad surfer/shaper, and pick up a new Joel Fitzgerald Surfboards singlet. Limited supply of singlets at the market, more on the website soon. See you there!
*photos from top to bottom, 1.Ozzy Wrong boards 3. JF shape, Ozzy and Otis Carey art colab 4. JF singlet
We are excited to announce that Joel will be shaping in Europe this year with the reputable international team at UWL Workshop France, in late August.
Joel is really excited to get back to Europe and will be releasing his official dates soon. We are now currently taking orders for Europe, to place your custom order please visit the official JFS and UWL website for France.
Get in early to ensure your order is in the cue! Yew 🙂
*photo above taken by Chris Prestidge
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(M)Ocean was a part of the 2015 Bleach Festival, held at Burleigh Heads here on Australia’s East Coast on March 22. According to creator, journalist and surfer Tim Baker, (M)Ocean it is pronounced motion or emotion and is an experimental, cultural form that presents surfing as a performing art, rather than a competitive sport. When interviewed about (M)Ocean by Swellnet, Baker said he ‘envisioned a stage to be set up on the point at Burleigh, with live music directed out over the lineup. A select group of surfers will all be riding boards from a historic quiver, from solid Hawaiian timber slabs to 16 foot hollow ply toothpicks, balsa malibu, okapis, right through to modern high performance foam and fibreglass and everything in between. Surfboard collector Carl Tanner has very kindly opened up his collection to us to use on the day, including Michael Peterson’s original board from Morning of the Earth – which is slightly terrifying!’
(M)Ocean went pretty much according to Baker’s vision and on March 22, 2015, Joel Fitzgerald and myself, joined in the historic Bleach on Burleigh (M)ocean event. We were excited to be a part of the festivities and drove up the coast from Byron to Burleigh with our friends Leah Dawson and Dave Rastovich. Surfer Leah Dawson had the honor of riding the MP board, additional traditional and magnificently handcrafted boards were on lend by master craftsman Tom Wegener, whom was also a part of (M)ocean. Joel rode Wegener’s timber board called #1, along side surfing legends Rusty Miller, Wayne Dean, Rabbit Bartholemu, Dave Rastavoich, Neal Purchase Jr., Josh Constable and young guns Ellis Ericson, Asher Pacey just to name a few.
The festivities opened with a welcome to country and ceremonial dance by local Aboriginal Australians and talented Didgeridoo player. Ancient, timeless, cosmic healing vibrations from the ritual were carried by the sea breezes out over the pandamus trees along the black rocks to the surf break and far beyond. The pointy edged buildings of Surfers Paradise a rigid and ominous backdrop to the playful dancers of the sea. Live music played from the stage where the amazing Band of Frequencies cosmic waves made the tiny swells surfable.
As surfers moved in and out of the lineup, the Band of Freqs were joined by special guests Dave on the drums, Rusty on harmonica, and Leah. Whom performed some of her original songs, singing as well as playing the uke. The fantastical event finished up with one man band Kim Chruchill jamming into the night as young and old were moving to the beats of so many beautiful artists in motion. From our hearts to yours, a very big mahalo nui loa for all who turned up to support this expressive experimental festival, and extra gratitude to Tim Baker. Thank you for conceptualizing and bringing into fruition your dream (M)Ocean, we had a blast. Here are a few photos for you all to enjoy.
All photos by Chrystal Dawn
Its Aloha Friday here in Oz and finally time to share Chrystal Dawn’s adventures in TONGA with you. Chrystal and friends Lauren L. Hill and Ming Nomchong took a trip of a lifetime to the Kingdom of Tonga late last year during the Humpback Whale migration. The three have had a good run with photos and blog posts sharing what magic occurred there. Chrystal recounts the trip on the SEEA Blog that is up now with heaps of epic photos and video. Below are a few fresh pics from Ming Nomchong of Chrystal and her single fin, including another fun video she put together of their adventures, board featured is a 5’10 Sea Gypsy!
Its that time again, were letting go of a few original hand shaped gems via our Instagram @joelfitz_boards If your not already on it, follow us there for even more recent content and your chance to score a deal!