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Global Surf Industries newsletter: Bob McTavish & more




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Global Surf Industries newsletter: contest winners, Bob McTavish, more

Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 1 October, 2007 : - - It is with great pleasure and pride that GSI this week launched the 2008 range of McTavish surfboards. The new range consists of five models, including Australia’s best selling Longboard - the McTavish Fireball. The new range will be available in Australia October '07 and December '07 in the USA

Bob McTavish founded McTavish surfboards in 1962, and he is as stoked as we are about the new deal. Kel interviewed Bob a few weeks ago, the result - a fantastic interview with Bob discussing his first surfing experiences, his early years as a shaper and his never-ending passion for designing surfboards.  

Life is Better when you surf - competition results

Over the month of August we ran our "Life is Better when you surf" competition. When we decided to run the competition we thought we might get a few good stories, but we were overwhelmed by the calibre of the stories we received. The part that surfing plays in so many lives is astounding, and this competition has only reinforced what we already know - Life truly is Better when you surf!

Thanks to all the people who entered, deciding the winner was no mean feat. Below is a list of the lucky winners, you can read their stories here. Mike McCarthy from Huntington Beach, California was the overall winner and will receive a surfboard of his/her choice every year for the next 10 years. (For his first board Mike chose a 7S Super Fish)

The following people won runner up prizes of a surfboard of their choice from the GSI range:

Don Morrell chose a McTavish board
Jun Yamada chose a 7S Super Fish
Julie Kremer chose a Walden Wahine
Thomas White chose a 7S Super Fish
Les Rozsnyoi chose a 7S Super Fish
Darren Mason chose a 7S Super Fish
Joe Christie chose a Anacapa Tri Fish
Mat Chacon chose a Bonga Longboard
Lisa Gresham chose a Walden Wahine
Mark Stanek chose a Walden Magic Fish
Keoke Thomas chose a McTavish Fireball
Ben Saunders chose a Walden Magic Fish
Jason Hunter chose a Bonga Longboard
Jesse McCoomb chose a 7S Super Fish XL
Peter Orchard chose a Walden Magic Model
Sharon Brown chose a Walden Magic Model
Anthony McInerheney chose a 7S Super Fish
Matthew Munoz chose a Webber Shortboard
Richard Andersen chose a Webber Fatburner
Brendan Halle chose a South Point SUP board
Thomas Potwora chose a Walden Retro Fish
Deidra Ostendor chose a South Point SUP board
Jason MacDougall chose a Webber SLX Fatburner
Melanie Dixon is still deciding
Natalie Williford is still deciding



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