Years surfing: 20+

Also known as “Chono” and “the wax head”, Matt grew up on Sydney’s northern beaches where he started his surfing journey catching the whitewater that came into Curl Curl rock pool on his bodyboard, before learning to ride proper waves on the beachies and reef breaks around Long Reef. 

His northern beaches upbringing also gave him an early appreciation of the area’s rich surfing history, and he soon became one of the most knowledge...

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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...
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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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Custom Surfboard Orders

Custom Surfboards

We offer a custom surfboard program so our craftsman can build your dream surfboard. Ordering your surfboard is a simple process that allows you to choose colours, finishes and sizing to your specification, including having it personalised.

Custom surfboard orders typically take between 4 – 8 weeks to build, depending on the complexity of the design and artwork. Once we receive your completed enquiry form, our experienced staff will help guide you in the right direction to ensure you end up with a functional and beautifu...
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