Today I was poking around the internet, trying to find some info on the guy who shaped my longboard (15 years ago).
Sadly, I found this:JAMES \"JT\" TURNBULL, 50, of the North Shore, died Nov. 24, 2000. He was a surfboard shaper for Country Surfboards on the North Shore for 32 years. Survived by parents, Frank and Helen Turnbull; sister, Cynthia Loveall. Ashes to be scattered 2 p.m. Sunday at Sunset Beach. Potluck gathering to follow at the old Country Surfboards factory across from Sunset Beach.
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Aug 18, 2011, 07:06 PM #1
Guess I won't be getting another one...
Aug 19, 2011, 03:06 PM #2
- Join Date
- Oct 2009
- North Wildwood ,Nj
There are so many Shapers out there that make sick longboards? Where are you at maybe we can send you the the direction of a shaper in your area
Aug 19, 2011, 04:28 PM #3
Thanks for the offer. Not really looking just yet. Gonna ride this one until it dies. Hopefully there will be enough left of it that I can bring it to someone and ask them to duplicate it. It is a lot like a Surfboards Hawaii Model A (triple stringer fanned out at the nose, step deck, concave nose), but with a trimmed in outline, and a little more rocker. Really a magical board.
I grew up spending my summers just up the parkway from you in Avalon/Stone Harbor, used to work at Suncatcher in SH when I was in college. Had to sell the place this year Luckily, my in-laws still have a place in LBI. I live near DC, and hit NJ or the Eastern Shore (DE/MD) when the ocean gets a bump on it.