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Once a Rub Out Guy always a Rub Out Guy



From Peter St Pierre’s Taped Off Blog,

Once a Rubout Guy always a Rubout Guy. John Smith finishing his Slingerland noserider in preperation for an extended stay at a certain Baja pointbreak. I’ve known John for over forty years he started Ocean Pacific surfboards in the sixties went on to start Destination Surf and now owns Baja Winters taking snowbirds on RV tours of the Baja Peninsula. John and I have more in common than being old fart surfers who still froth over a new board. One of his daughters is married to my son [JP St Pierre of Surfy Surfy] and we share grandpa duty with a couple of wild Groms. Once a Rubout Guy always a Rubout Guy.

Bottom photo by Rebecca Smith.
*Rub Out Guy is surfboard industry slang for the polisher. The Rub Out Guy makes your surfboards shiny in the Rub Out Room.

See also Baja Winters

Dustin’s Baja Bonzer5

On Wednesday August 24th we posted a photo of Dustin Smith getting slotted at a Baja point on his Campbell Brothers 5 fin Bonzer semi-gun.
We couldn’t find the archive photos of this board on the external hard drive so we had no choice but to drive 15 hours south to Dusty’s Baja pad to shot a proper blog post of this board.
Luckily we scored some choice surf while we were there.
Of course, we forgot to note the dims. Guessing it’s 6’8″ x 18 1/2″ x 2 1/2″
Note the round safety nose, mini swallow tail, Red-X fin system and 80’s/90’s transition logos.
Dustin has been running the 6″ Bonzer center fin in this board so we left him a 6.5″ True Ames Hexcore fin for 4th Point pumpers.
Yew!