THE HISTORY OF HUTCHISON HANDCRAFTED SURFBOARDS
Hutchison Handcrafted Surfboards is a roots-up surfboard shaping company, living large on the North Coast of Kwa-Zulu Natal, South Africa. Johno Hutchison AKA “HUTCH”, has been making quality handcrafted surfboards for the past 30 years and piles his trade, daily in his humble home based shaping bay in sub-tropical Ballito, specializing in custom hand-shaped surfboards to suit each individual surfer’s needs. Using only the finest materials, each surfboard is shaped, designed and custom built to your exact specifications, with no shortcuts taken. These boards are inspired by the past, present and future of board design. Johno enjoys making boards reminiscent of days past and keenly keeps an idea of what’s happening in designs of the present. Travelling abroad and locally, being involved in contests and surfing different spots helps keep his shapes fresh.
Good for the adventurous, wanting to experience and experiment with drawing different lines on waves like it was done in the old days. But there’s nothing old about the way the boards move – super fast and smooth. The sizes, shapes and glassing all vary depending on the style of board, with old school glassing and polishing for some of that old style.
- Model: Flying Fish
- Code: HHB3305
- Shaper: Johno Hutchison
- Length: 5.6ft
- Width: 20
- Thickness: 2 1/2
- Litres: 29L
- Top Deck Spray: Orange centre fade with black rail
- Bottom Deck Spray: Clear
- Tail Shape: Swallow with wings
- Fin Plugs: Thruster Fusion
Recommended Rider: Intermediate - Experienced