Bryan Bates

Byron Bay, Australia

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Surfboard Shaper and Glasser in Byron Bay, Australia. Very involved with the modern finless surfboard movement and developed a fun and progressive finless/surfboard hybrid called a "Drifter". Also creating a full line of conventional and specific surfboards as well as making custom surfboard fins. Mentors and influences include Bob and Ben McTavish, Derek Hynd, Rich Pavel, Tom Wegener, Geoff McCoy, Cort Gion, Wayne Rickards and many others. Loving my life making surfboards in Byron Bay!

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