Balsa surfboards in New Guinea

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carvin marvin
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Balsa surfboards in New Guinea

Post by carvin marvin » Thu Apr 16, 2015 7:17 am

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Third one from the left looks pretty rad.

Link to story.
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-04-15/p ... ds/6393942

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Re: Balsa surfboards in New Guinea

Post by scot » Thu Apr 16, 2015 10:00 am

A mate from work was at the surf camp there when Tom was doing it.
The guy filming a doco about it has a few more pics on instagram
https://instagram.com/oldplantation/

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Re: Balsa surfboards in New Guinea

Post by carvin marvin » Thu Apr 16, 2015 11:44 am

You can also donate old surfboards to a charity that then ships them to New Guinea.
http://www.abc.net.au/local/photos/2014 ... 106904.htm

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Re: Balsa surfboards in New Guinea

Post by tonks » Thu Apr 16, 2015 2:07 pm

I've recently been in touch with Andy Abel, President of the Surfing Association of PNG and I'm donating a couple of boards. If others are interested, I can put you in touch.

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