Voted the most influential shaper of all time by Australia’s Surfing Life magazine in 1992, Bob McTavish is credited with kick-starting a surfing revolution with the world’s first production shortboard called the Bluebird. Today, McTavish Surfboards, which have been in production non-stop since 1962, manufacture and distribute 20 different surfboard models to over 30 countries from its Byron Bay factory. Buy one off the rack or customise your own quiver.
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Photography by Veda Dante.