Category: Buggs’ Board Talk

13th November

Derek Hynd’s French Connection Finless Surfboard – Sonis

During my visit to Jeffrey’s Bay this last summer, I was fortunate to exchange speed runs at Super Tubes  and talk story on Surfboards in between  set waves with Derek Hynd.  DH extended the invite up to the compound on the point to further talk story on surfboards of the past and what is in store for the future.   He was intrigued with the Buggs Deep Collection and the provenance it holds and preserves for generations to come. So he decided to pull out something special out of the back and walla appeared the Sonis French Connection.    A contemporary surfboard transformed to the finless world of DH.   Tune in on the video for the full story and enjoy.  A true classic and addition to the Buggs Collection. – B

6th January

Longboard Collectors Club

6th January

Rabbit “Buggs” Bartholomew Trophy 1

6th January

Rabbit “Buggs” Bartholomew Trophy 2

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