5’4” TO 7’0”

My Thruster is 80's influenced and, like everything I do, a blend of classic and modern elements.  It has a bit fuller outline than what you would see in a modern shortboard and is designed to surf fun waves in the 2 to 5 foot range.  I integrate modern concaves in to the bottom shape so its fast across the water and has that familiar shortboard feel and quickness. I like to shape these with a flatter deck to make it easier to paddle and ride. If you're accustomed to thruster surfing and you want to stay with that feel than this is the model for you.  It can really square off bottom and top turns and has predictable and crisp performance through all parts of the wave.  


This model is available in your choice of:

•    Tint
•    Opaque
•    Semi-opaque
•    Swirl
•    Clear


Bryan uses Burford Blanks exclusively, Silmar Polyester resin, and top quality fibreglass including Volan and “S” cloth. This construction allows for a board which can last 20+ years if looked after properly. This is the recommended build, although EPS/Epoxy builds are possible if flotation is your primary concern.


  • $160 per foot, any resin colours/design included. I can not accommodate for external/customer supplied artwork or airbrushing designs. $300 deposit gets your board underway. Balance due upon completion. Discount available on total for cash sales.

  • $150 for single box or glassed in fin, multiple fin setups vary in cost. All fins handmade by Bryan. All fins besides centre long boxes are glassed on. No fcs boxes..fuck them..

  • 10% of board and fin cost for GST added to total.

  • Pick up preferred, or Shipping must be arranged and paid for by Customer. Surf Cargo or Surf Freight are preferred Courier agents.


Please allow 6-8 weeks for your your board to be made. Blank delivery for custom glue ups can take up to 3 weeks. Your board is handshaped, glassed, sanded and finished entirely by Bryan and are made in the order it comes up in the queue. If you need your board by a certain date before 6-8 weeks from paying your deposit, add $250 for a rush order.

To order this board or for more information call Bryan Bates on:  0429 947 178