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evenflowLOGO2Sat, 18 June 2011

johnshaping

BACKGROUND

In 1984, I begged and pleaded with my parents to take me to Jeffrey's Bay for what was then called the Jeffrey's Bay Country Feeling Classic. I sat on the beach in the late afternoon sun watching Mark Occhilupo laying down one of the finest backhand displays ever witnessed in huge, grinding barrels to win the event. I can’t even remember who his opponent was. I was totally transfixed. I have been obsessed with surfing ever since. I am an Industrial Designer and Lithographer by trade. I started making my own boards because I couldn’t find or afford what I wanted. Operating outside the main surf industry I tend not to follow trends or fashion, but I have been influenced by and greatly respect the following people: Bob Simmons for his pioneering work in the 40’s on hulls, concaves and rail shape; Steve Lis, Skip Frye, Manuel C Caro and Ryan Lovelace who create fresh and beautifully progressive shapes that challenge the main stream; George Greenough for his spoons and high aspect laminar flow fins and Karl Ekstrom and Richard Kenvin for their work on the Hydrodynamica project. Special thanks to Tom Wegener and Pierre Du Plessis for being gracious and free with their knowledge.


GALLERY

evenflowboards


PHILOSOPHY

I make surfboards that are totally functional and lots of fun to surf. The more I shape and learn, the more I believe that surfing is and always has been about having fun.


CONTACT:

John Bramwell
083 6187792

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