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The first board I shaped for Morgan Cibilic was in 2011. He was 12, it was 4'9. We used to get away with one or two boards a year back then. He's now 20, the board 5'9 and I'll probably shape him more boards this year than all the past years combined! Was great to spend some time in the bay recently, talking about last years successes and the coming year. #yeahmorgs2020
Here's his WCT/QS Aussie leg shopping list:
5'9 SFOG (Smiley Face Original)
5'9 SF (Smiley Face 2020)
5'9 SF EPS
5'9 LW (Live Wire 2020)
5'9 LW EPS
5'10 LW x 2
5'11 LW x 2
6'0 LWMM (Morgs Model - higher nose rocker from his 2018 boards)
(plus a 5'8 Zirtech and 5'8, 5'10 of a new design, that I want him to try)
With the Australian leg of the WCT kicking off at Snapper, on the 26th of March, Morgan Cibilic's quiver refinement is well and truly underway. Straight off the bat, the 2020 versions of the Will Webber Surfboards Live Wire and Smiley Face have been looking great. With a reasonable East swell due this week, we're planning to get a clip together to show some of the action from home. Below are a couple of shots, on the 5'9 SF, from Newcastle based surf photog Jason @J2SnapImages, while Morgs was back in the Steel City for his Merewether Boardriders congratulatory shindig. P.S. don't forget to use the tag #yeahmorgs2020 when posting shots this year.
Chud Spivin's back and he has his own page too. Check it out here. Meanwhile let's take a look at one of Chud's past adventures...
Chud’s behavior has become self-destructive. Trout is no longer around to guide him, as he’s left for a surf trip to Sri Lanka, then India. Openly drinking in the commentary booth, slurring, and belching, even breaking out into bizarre, poetic rants. That, only the local vagrants seem to understand, as they’d be heard yelling back, as they rummaged, through the contest sites bins. It wouldn’t be long before Chud was amongst them.
Morgan Cibilic qualifies for the WCT. Rated 111 on the WQS at years end 2018, he improves 100 places in his toughest year of competition, to finish 11th.18,100 points has him filling the final spot for next years Dream Tour.We have a fun three months ahead of us at Will Webber Surfboards working on his Aussie assault quiver.A mix of Live Wires, Smiley Faces and Zirtechs. Bring on 2020!!