Chester Newling surfing in the San Francisco area on an XFC 6'0 x 18 1/2 x 2 1/4 rounded square, single concave board manufactured in the US.

Chester is the son of Mike Newling, the former Australian tour surfer who came 3rd at the Rip Curl Bells contest in 1982. A former team rider of mine from that era, Mike relocated the family to a place near Half Moon Bay and has enjoyed the good waves nearby, teaching Chester and Marlon his other son how to surf in the cold grey waters. It's nice to be able to make Chester and Marlon a few boards at the start of their journey in surfing and keep the name Newling around the Simon brand.

Mike is in Australia at the moment enjoying a break with the family, away from the photography industry he is involved in back there. All the Newling's, including Mom Nicole and little sister Leilani, have been taking advantage of the good swell and warm weather at Newport Peak, camping out on the beach all day surfing, swimming and relaxing.


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