Simon Anderson – Cooper Chapman

Simon Anderson Spudster

Simon With the Spudster a personal favorite small wave weapon

Early in 2015 I was extremely fortunate that Simon accepted an invitation to visit the Cobra factory. His main focus was to work alongside some of the finish shapers and fine tune areas of the shape detail that cannot be translated with CNC files or written notes.During this visit Simon shaped a board for Cooper Chapman using the XF tech layup which has proven to be popular with guys such as Matt Banting, Adam Melling, Harry Bryant and Hiroto Arai.

Simon has worked with many high profile surfers such as Kelly Slater during his long carer as a surfboard craftsman, these days his board research and development is focused around young North Narrabeen surfer Cooper Chapman.

Cooper along with Davy Cathels are the vanguard of young North Narrabeen surfers on a mission to qualify through the 2015 WSL QS tour.

Cooper is currently sitting in 19th place on the 2015 WQS rankings, when you take into account the time spent with Simon on the North Shore of Hawaii during the tail end of the 2014 season Cooper has a platform to build on to qualify for the 2016 CT and we wish him all the best!

Cooper Chapman XF

Cooper with his Custom Shaped XF 5’10 18 7/8 2 1/4 25.76 litres

Cooper Chapman XF

Back Hand at North Narrabeen

 

Cooper Chapman XF

The Flatter Rocker with deeper concave is easy for generating initial speed, fast down the line making the preparation for launching an air more efficient.

Cooper Chapman Xf

Cooper Seems Happy With the EPS Epoxy

 

I cannot thank Simon enough for taking the time to share his knowledge and skill with our team at production! I am stoked that Simon is involved with our board program and his consistent effort to achieve a higher standard ensures that we are always moving in a positive direction!

Simon Anderson & Kym Thompson

Simon and Kym Thompson – Two master craftsmen with a shared passion for quality in surfboard manufacturing