Who Are Vouch/Surf?

VOUCH/SURF - making some of the hottest mid-lengths in the world right now.
Our first batch of Vouch/Surf boards, ready to be lovingly packed and shipped over to us from the esteemed North Coast Surfboards factory, Byron Bay, Australia. (That burgundy one is a doozy!)

About Vouch Surfboards

Based at Byron Bay’s fabled North Coast Surfboards factory, Vouch/Surf have quietly earned a reputation as being right up there with the best producers of progressive mid-lengths in the world.

Foiled by the legendary Paul Hutchinson (of Bear fame), their boards are generally aimed at intermediate to experienced surfers who love the glidey sensation that a bigger board provides, yet also want to surf in the pocket and on rail.

And in terms of workmanship Vouch surfboards are second to none, their flawless construction and exquisite resin tints truly something to behold.

Check out our first batch of Vouch surfboards in store or online now!


The Team Behind Vouch Surf boards:

Evan Squirrell
Evan IS Vouch Australia. He takes care of everything that is Vouch, from board design to brand direction and marketing (non-existent) to working with the finishing team to ensure every board comes out as good as it should be; fucking amazing!

Masayuki Mizuno
Masa IS Vouch Japan. He holds it down in Tokyo and helps design and co-ordinate all the custom wetsuits and also the Vouch clothing line. He resides in Tokyo with his wife and 2 children and surfs regularly.

Paul Hutchinson
Paul Who? Some people may not know who Paul is, but if you’re any sort of surfer who has any idea of Australian surf history or have ever watched Morning Of The Earth, then you should. Paul first started shaping at the tender age of 15 under his own “Hutchinson Surfboards” label, and has been shaping ever since. An genuine master craftsman with the Midas touch.

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New Surfboards from Jim Banks

New In From Jim Banks Surfboards

A photo of Jim Banks shaping on his farm in Byron Bay back in the 1990's
Jim Banks shaping on his farm in Byron Bay back in the 1990’s

 

Jim Banks is a legend of the surfing world. Although one of the world’s top surfers through the late 70’s and early 80s, especially in serious surf, Banks never fully embraced professional surfing and by the mid 80’s had abandoned competition in favour of exploration; mainly Indo, where he discovered many now famous waves.Banks has also thoroughly explored the possibilities of surfboard shaping throughout the course of his life. As an early teen he stripped down his Dad’s badly delaminated board and attempted to shape it into something more usable (with limited success!). He went on to become one of the youngest recognised shapers of his time and in the mid 80’s shaped the boards on which a young Mark ‘Occy’ Occhilupo burst onto the scene. Fast forward 30 years and Banks’ wealth of knowledge underpins a flawlessly produced, eclectically inspired range of beautiful, yet highly functional surfboards.


Jim Banks, from his website:

Surfboard designs continue to evolve and stay interesting, while living at Uluwatu has been a real blessing for developing and testing my designs. But as life goes on, I feel more and more, what is truly important, is how special it is just to be able to go for a surf.  And it’s becoming obvious that at the end of the day, the only thing I’m going to be taking with me when I go are the feelings and memories in my heart.

A picture showing three of the Jim Banks models Down The Line Surf Co. is currently stocking.
Three of Jim Banks’ boards we currently have in stock … With low rocker, plenty of width and generous concave, the Carpet Burner is a somewhat fishy summer flyer. The Zen Glide is for the bigger guy who wants to take things easy in average to good waves, while still busting out the odd man-turn. The Indo Rocket, meanwhile, as the name suggests, is built for more powerful waves…although it’s single to double concave renders it quite versatile for a gun. More info here.
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