CHRISTIAN “WISPY” BARKER
Years surfing: 25
Wispy got his nickname growing up at South West Rocks on the Mid North Coast of NSW when his brother couldn’t pronounce his name.
A carpenter by trade, and a gifted surfer on both long and short boards, Wispy has become a valued test pilot for McTavish designs and works closely with shaper Ben McTavish on the development and design of new models. His favourite McTavish? “It’d hav...
It’s no accident that many of the McTavish artisans have been associated with the brand for decades. Says Bob: “Our factory has always been a gathering place for people who know and appreciate the skills of our industry and the quality of the boards we produce. It also helps that when you’ve been around each other for a long while, you know each other’s foibles, and it becomes a bit like family. It creates a happy and productive working environment.”Producing just 20-25 boards a week, the McTavish craftsmen know that the reputation of the brand rests on the quality of their...
McTavish Surfboards is a high quality surfboard manufacturer based in Byron Bay, Australia. The brand was founded by Bob McTavish in 1962, with boards bearing the McTavish name in production ever since. McTavish Surfboards has been an important part of the Australian and international surfboard manufacturing landscape for more than half a century, just as relevant today as it has ever been.
Bob’s lovable larrikin personality and his contributions to surf design and culture form the basis of what McTavish is all about – design excellence, excitement, fun and a...
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