Friday, 28 November 2008

Free Ride surf shop in Falmouth

DSC01642Think Keith from Free Ride looks really stoked with the new Ultimate Style progressive mal we just designed and made for his shop. Don't think this will be in the shop for to long.

Sexy Tints For Surfed out

Check these boards think Jas has done a great job on these tints these wont be in the shop long so hurry up and get there.DSC01631

Thursday, 27 November 2008

Pods and Bees

P1010909 We just got some pics of some interesting boards we had the pleasure of making with Malcolm Campbell last year. He came and took over the shaping room for a week and made close to 50 boards for a variety of clients in Europe. The boards then went through the factory under the guidance of Nigel, Phil and Malcolm's agent, Guy Penwarden. Daz had to get to grips with the delights of fixing and sanding Bonzer 5s and Bonzer 3s, together with a huge swath of gloss and polish. It was an interesting slug of boards and a process we enjoyed being a part of. The pic is of a 6'0 Bumble Bee and a 6'6 POD.




Keiran at Puerto Escondido

Puerto Escondido 06 008Just got some shots from our Team Rider Kieran of one of his trips to Puerto Escondido a couple of years ago. He says the sand is as hard as concrete...




Puerto Escondido 06 117







Puerto Escondido 06 145

Tuesday, 25 November 2008

Kasper Sportshop Domburg Team rider

Kasper catching a few nice little waves in his late session after  work looks like he is stoked on his new NS pod.  paulusyw5ey5we

Friday, 21 November 2008

Where there's a Will there's a wave...

NS Surfboard Single finWill - son number 2 of Kelvin is the second lucky lad to get a new board for Christmas - similar to Nick's but 2" longer and with a hot red and yellow spray. 

Lucky Nick

DSC01645 Nick's Dad has gone all out for Christmas with this 6'8" 2+1 diamond tail. It's got a rad red and black spray to go on after the hot coat has been sanded. Watch this space...

PS Nick - don't worry - your "Nick" logo is to go on over the hotcoat before the spray :)

PPS Tim says he wants a ride on it!

Cranberry Resin tint for Surfed Out in Devon :)









Howey's new one

DSC01622Ben Howey just got his new board - shame about the onshores for the rest of the week...

Tuesday, 18 November 2008

Tom Good team rider has a great season

Tom Good - NS Boards Team RiderTom Good, finished off the 2008 contest season last weekend with a 4th place in the u/16 finals of the UK pro tour, making it 6 out of 6 finals on the tour.

With another year ahead of tom in the u/16's he will kick start next season as the number 1 seed, as the older boys ahead of him move up a division.

Results 2008

  • 1st place Welsh Nationals
  • 2nd UK pro tour Watergate
  • 2nd Volcom Sidfish Porthtowan
  • 2nd animal Cornish schools
  • 3rd UK pro tour Croyde
  • 3rd Welsh Nationals u/18
  • 4th Rip Curl grom search
  • 4th UK pro tour Lusty Glaze
  • 4th UK pro tour St Ives
  • 4th Oakley/Globe xpress yourself
  • 4th UK pro tour Newquay

Tom is off to the European junior championships the following  Thursday, then down to the Algarve for Xmas training & will be training with the British junior squad through the winter off season.

He knows how hard he must train as his goals are to improve on the asp Europe pro juniors 2009.

Thanks to sponsors for continued support.

A big well done to Tom from Nigel and all the boys at OM foam Asylum

Friday, 14 November 2008

Lewis in Hawaii 2008

Copy of IMG_9007Our team rider Lewis Clinton snagged a few nice ones this winter gone in Hawaii. Here he is riding a 5'10 rounded pin on Oahu...

Ocean Magic move into catering

DSC01618Darren got greasy with the chips for extra dosh... times are hard. Its the crunch ya know!

Thursday, 13 November 2008

Wish Timmy our team rider would stop takeing his mum and dad on holiday to France with him!

Just got some great new images of Lewis and Jack our team riders for our new web sit comeing soon.

Wednesday, 12 November 2008

One of our Asylum workers, a fully payed up member hard at work

The shapers choice

Just arrived from Aussie a new container of Burford foam, the shapers foam of choice, with some great looking new plugs, all at really good prices !

New factory

DSC01512 For those of you who have been wondering where the old factory went to... we are now on the Industrial Estate at St Columb next to Bunker (army surplus store)... right next to the burger van that has cause all employees to add several inches to their waistlines!

Ocean Magic Surfboard Factory, Unit 6C, St Columb Industrial Estate, Newquay, Cornwall, TR9 6SF
Tel: 01637 880421

Sammy the Shepherd

Sam-Jones-YoYos-Indo2008When boy became man...

Sam Jones, 19, from St Merryn  with his first custom board for his 7 month trip to Indo... a 6'4" x 18 3/4" x 2 3/8" 5-fin swallow tail.

Some pictures of Sammy ripping have come up on facebook and apparently he's loving the drive of all those fins. 


Tuesday, 11 November 2008


This is one crazy colourway designed by Newquay big-boy, Arran Martin, together with his own "Transmullet" logo that we transposed onto some laminating paper... I have no idea what the "Transmullet" thing is all about but its one hell of a board. 6'4" x 21 x 2 3/4" of finest Burford foam.

It's for a big guy for everyday surf. We are going to stick a 7" True Ames Bonzer fin on it as they tend to suit the bigger guys and wider tails better than the standard 6 1/2 inch. Nuff respect as always to Malcolm Campbell whose lifetime of making and refining Bonzers inspired both the customer and the finished board.

Monday, 10 November 2008


They told me this blogging thing was easy so we have set up the Foam Asylum - aka Ocean Magic Surfboard Factory. Featured here is an unusual angle of an unusual board with a lime green/white/black resin tint on the bat-tail.
We are going to try and post a board a day, so watch out for more posts soon.