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.
These boards are coming back into fashion and come either with the classic twin fin set up or as a quad. They are easy to surf and paddle and handle a variety of surf conditions. Perfect for the novice through to the experienced surfers using a quad setup, there are plenty of barrels waiting. This is the type of board you will have in your quiver forever and looks great with a resin tint, fabric inlay and high polish.
- Model: Mini Simmons
- Code: HHB3089
- Shaper: Johno Hutchison
- Length: 5.8ft
- Width: 20
- Thickness: 2 1/2
- Litres: 36.5L
- Top Deck Spray: Retro High Polish Resin Tint Blue & Red
- Bottom Deck Spray: Retro High Polish Resin Tint Blue & Red
- Tail Shape: Square
- Fin Plugs: 5 Fin Fusion
Recommended Rider: Intermediate - Experienced