In the beginning…… Back in an age when all sorts of surfing equipment launched along Sydney’s beaches, two of HB’s first sanders were kneeboarders. A shaper is only as good as his sander, so, the leap from grinding edges and fins was not that huge for our early kneeboard afficionados like Steve Artis and Albert Whiteman. Both took their surfing and sanding to the shaping bay commencing HB’s long history of association with kneeboarding.
Michael Novakov has arguably ridden more waves at North Narrabeen than anyone. His radical and innovative surfing has been instrumental in developing unique NEEVO designs for the underground kneeboard resurgence. HB is proud to be continuing this re-generation with two eclectic models designed by Mike in conjunction with respected shaper Dave Woods.
Nov is a multiple World Kneeboard Champion who won again in Spain in 2017, a tradition continuing the highest standards set by Simon Farrer and multiple Australian and World Kneeboard Champions, surfers who have a completely different perspective on wave-riding.