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Meet ‘Thruster’ inventor Simon Anderson at the Museum of British Surfing – September 15th from 2pm

September 13, 2013

Meet ‘Thruster’ inventor Simon Anderson, one of the most important board shapers in surfing history – September 15th from 2pm

One of the most influential surfer-shapers in the history of surfing, Simon Anderson, will be visiting the Museum of British Surfing on Sunday September 15th between 2pm and 4pm.
When the Australian developed his three-fin ‘Thruster’ design over 1980 & ’81 he changed the face of surfing forever – creating a design that has dominated wave riding for the last 30 years, and remains the standard competition board today.

While people had experimented with three fins on a surfboard before, Simon’s ‘Thruster’ set-up created a board that blew the everything else of the water when he won the Bells Beach Classic in 1981.

Thanks to our friends at Tiki in Braunton, Simon will be spending the afternoon at the surfing museum so you can drop in and have a chat with a true living legend – if you have one of his original Thrusters you can bring it along for him to check out, or just hang out and talk about board design and surfing.

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