The QCD team is a full mixed bag of riders, I have always wanted to have guys that tear and love bodyboarding who do it for the right reasons not for the fame and fortune. Guys who go search for new waves and massive kegs, guys who want to teach the next generation the skills and knowledge they have learnt after 23 years of riding, the young local grom charging in front of his peers. The riders who have the talent to be on the world tour but are happy to surf when the waves are on at their local spot and who surf better than any of the pros who rock up in search of glory, and the underground guys who just want to get pitted and have fun.
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Favourite wave: Can’t decide between Indies, Shark Island & Pipe.
Current board set up: 43″. PE core. 70/30 Rails, Flat Bottom, Mesh, Double Deck, weighted 1 stringer. Traditional Template. Lots a flow.
Favourite board colours: Yellow Deck, Black Rails & Tail, Orange Slick.
Favourite wave: Indicators and Watu
Current board set up: Toddy knows best always sorts me out with something super straight, narrow and thin. Usually around the 40.5 to 41.25 inches with nice deep channels
Favourite board colours: Deep Sea deck, Red pin, Black rails, White slick
Hometown: Semarang, Central Java, Indonesia
Favourite wave: Watukarung or somewhere in Java?
Current board set up: 41″ PP core,mesh,deck contour C,grad channels,standard stringer and nose bulbs
Favourite board colours: Mustard yellow deck, black rails and pin, metallic green slick and black stamps
Hometown: Port Elliot South Australia
Favourite wave: It has to be your local! Knights Beach
Current board set up: Drive, and also a couple of customs with a straight curve for more drive and whip
Favourite board colours: The whole thing RED!!
Hometown: Wamberal NSW
Favourite wave: Any uncrowded one
Current board set up: My current custom, goes like a dream.
Favourite board colours: Midnight Blue deck,red pin,black rails,dark blue slick
Jake ‘Bones’ Gibson
Favourite wave: Indies
Current board set up: 40 ½ PP singer stringer, nose bulbs.
Favourite board colours: my setup now, Royal Blue deck, Red rails, Red pinline, white slick.
Favourite wave: Kingscliff Reef
Current board set up: Custom PP singer stringer, nose bulbs, contour D
Favourite board colours: my setup now, Black deck, black rails, black pinline, ultra violet slick.
Hometown: Yanchep Perth WA
Favourite wave: So many waves around I can’t just choose one
Current board set up: 2015/16 TQC Stock model.
Favourite board colours: Midnight blue deck, metallic green slick, black pin, black rails
Hometown: Pottsville, NSW
Favourite wave: North Wall Ballina (pre shark attacks)
Current board set up: 42.5 L x 21.5 W x 10.75 nose, PP, 2 stringers, 50/50 rails
Favourite board colours: Deep Sea deck, silver slick, orange pin, copper rails
Age: 20 years
Hometown: Chiba Japan
Favourite wave: Northern Chiba beach break
Current board set up: I always leave up to Todd
Favourite board colours: Black
Hometown: Port Stephens
Favourite Wave: Boxy
Current Board set up: 2015 Chuck Brown model sample.
Favourite Board Colours: Mustard deck, Double black Rails, floor orange Slick
hometown: Redhead beach N.S.W
Favourite board set up: current board I’m riding now. PP Stringer/mesh 40”
Favourite colour set up: royal blue deck, red pin and rails white slick red tail and stamps.
Hometown: Iquique – Chile
Favourite wave: the gringo (El gringo )
Current board set up: Club the tip two (Club punta dos)
Favourite board colours: Dwelt, singings black, white plate. (Morado, canto negro, placa blanca).
Hometown: Lajares,Fuerteventura, Canary Islands
Favourite wave: Any thick slab with perfect swell and wind conditions or Aileens in Ireland
Current board set up: Super-thin 41
Favourite board colours: Mustard Deck, Black rails and pin with Purple slick
Luis Perez “GIGI”
Hometown: Santander, Cantabria
Favourite wave: Puerto Escondido, Greenish and El Brusco
Current board set up: Vintage PP 41
Favourite board colours: Old school, Yellow deck with orange slick like mach 77
Hometown: Zumaia, Guipuzcoa
Favourite wave: Itzurun
Current board set up: TQC EFC 41″
Favourite board colours: All Black
Favourite wave: El Faro de Trafalgar
Current board set up: Drive PP 40 2/4″
Favourite board colours: Red deck, black slick.
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