Friday, 24 December 2010

Happy Christmas

Happy Christmas to all our customers and team riders thanks for all your support hope you all get some great waves over the Xmas time all the best

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Wednesday, 15 December 2010

Ralphs new 10’0’’ nose rider.

This is Ralph Freemans  new board 10’0’’ x 24’’ x 3 7/8’’ resin tint top and bottom triple pin lines gloss and polish single fin with nose concave.

What a great looking board.  ocean magis NS Boards

Tom Good NS 5'7" El-Quemeo firing bullets!

Tom Good el-quemeo NS Boards

Tuesday, 14 December 2010

Pascal Van Der Mast

Pascal on his Bullet board looking nice and worm for winter Keeping his sponsors happy with this shot.Pascal NS Boards The Bullet

Friday, 3 December 2010

Charlie looking really stoked with his new Russ Winter Bullet Board

  NS Boards Russ Winter Bullet

Hi Nigel,
just wanted to drop you a quick note to let you know how much Charlie

NS Boards Russ Winter Bullet

loves his new board, he has even been found lying on the living room
floor cuddling it ! Swell has been fairly non-existant since he got it
but he managed a quick session in some really small surf last sunday,
bloody freezing and tiny but he was generating more speed and getting
more turns in than he ever would have on his old board. I've attached
some photos but i'll send some more once he gets out in some decent
Thanks again for the service and quality, you probably have a customer for life.


Monday, 15 November 2010

Cornish and Open 1982

Nigel and Paul Basford waiting for there heat. If any one out there has or nos where the board is that nigel has under his arm please get in touch would love to have that board back. I won the 1981 European Nigel Semmens

titles in Thurso on that board.

Photo sent to me by my good freind Alex Williams.

Friday, 12 November 2010

Tom Good has a great year.


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British junior team Qualified Peru 2011

1st volcom sidfish U/18

1st Quiksilver Welsh nationals U/18

1st British junior team championships U/18

1st Hager Vor winter series U/18

2nd Billabong British schools U/18

2nd Porthmeor Greenaway pro U/18

3rd UK pro tour Frazerburgh U/17

9th European juniors Portugal

               Goals 2011

ASP pro-junior Europe series


British junior champion

Russ Winter having fun

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   This was Russ having some fun on his 5’10’’ x 18 3/4’’ x 2 3/16’’ new Bullet modell. This board we changed the tail rocker just a little so it would go better in bigger waves

   than his 5’8’’ board which is his perfect all round board for here. Looks like he had some great waves. Big thanks to Geof Tydeman for the photos. 










Check this out. Where have you heard this before.

Friday, 20 August 2010

Congratulations Russ Winter on a great performance

All of us at the foam asylum and NS Boards are really proud that Russ did so well and was so unlucky not to get to the final. His surfing was of the highest standard and this video just shows how good he and his board where going in what was not perfect waves. Russ has worked with me know for a few months and we have just released his new board The Bullet which is 5’8’’ x 18 3/4’’ x 2 3/16’’. This board comes in other sizes and is in the shops now so if you are interested please get in touch. Or just speek to Russ he will be only to pleased to help you out.

Wednesday, 4 August 2010

Russ nail his first two waves in round two-

Russ is through to round three surfed really well today two great back hand waves. He is looking really confident board is going well fingers crossed for tomorrow.

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Tuesday, 3 August 2010

Russ gets off to a good start at the Board masters

NS Boards Russ Winter

Russ got off to a good start today and looked good on his new board the Bullet 5’8’’ x 18 3/4’’ x 2 3/16

Relentless Boardmasters in Association with Vans - surfing has begun

Day 1

The Men’s 5 Star WQS Surf competition kicked off today, signalling the start of the Relentless Boardmasters in association with Vans 2010. Crowds on the beach at Fistral were witness to the best surfers in the world taking on the solid 3-4ft waves crashing on the Newquay shore. It was a wet cloudy start to the morning, but that didn’t stop the talent from shining. The waves were coming consistently all day, which ensured high performance surfing was the only key to progression through the heats.

Newquay resident and the UK’s most successful surfer Russell Winter won his heat with ease posting the highest heat score of the day (15.33), follow closely by 2009 ASP European Junior Champion Marc Lacomare (15.00) who also scored the highest single scoring wave of the day (8.50). WCT surfer Travis Logie currently No.30 on the World Tour also cruised his heat booking himself a place in the next round. Another Brit to win a spot in round 2 was Sam Lamiroy who battled through a close heat to come out on top. 2009 RBM finalist Txaber Trojaola looks motivated to go one further this year and become the Relentless Boardmasters 2010 Champion.

Tuesday, 13 July 2010

Ollie’s new Board the Bullet

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Check Ollie’s new Bullet board he has just had it delivered to Sportshop Domburg. He put his own spray job on, looks like my sprayer has someone after his job. The spray looks sick nice one Ollie. 

Tuesday, 6 July 2010

Malcolm here at the factory today 06/07/2010

Malcolm in the UK

Malcolm Campbell Bonzers
Malcolm Campbell is currently shaping Bonzer surfboards in England from July 5th to 20th.
If you are a UK surfer and would like to get your own custom order in, contact Guy Penwarden at or phone 0774 921 0094 for all your order needs.

Monday, 28 June 2010

Russ Winter getting air

Russ punting some nice airs on his new ns board 6'0'' x 18 1/4'' x 2 3/16 rounded pin single to double concave. He did three in a row and landed all of them nice one.

Friday, 25 June 2010

Malcolm Campbell at the Factory on 06/07/2010

  Malcolm Campbel Bonzersl

 Malcolm Campbel Bonzersl

Looking forward to seeing Malcolm here at the foam asylum again. He will be here on the dates above for two weeks so if you want a new board from him please get in touch ASAP.

Tuesday, 8 June 2010

Rich Dodo on his Apachie

 Rich Dodo NS Boards Apachie

Rich on his new Apachie on a nice right hander at Fistral. Board is 5’11’’ x 18 3/4’’ x 2 1/4’’.


Monday, 7 June 2010

Nigel on a nice Little Fistral Right hander

NS on his new summer board at a very sunny little Fistral one evening last week. The board is 6’2’’ x 22’’ x 3’’ four fin with channels.

Wednesday, 2 June 2010

Russ Winter wins Salt Rock at Croyde on new NS boards.


Russell Winter wins The Saltrock Open

Russell Winter is the new Saltrock Open Champion.  The final took place in clean, 3 ft sets in a sun soaked Croyde and brought to an end a hard fought and very well supported competition. 

Russ Winter NS Boards

Russell, who is originally from London but now calls Newquay home has been the English, British and European surfing champion and is generally regarded as Britain’s most successful surfer.  He is a regular on the UKPST and was the first European surfer to qualify for the WCT tour where he famously once beat Kelly Slater in a heat at Sunset Beach in Hawaii. 

Russell surfed hard and put in some excellent wave scores throughout the heats to arrive in a final fully charged and ready to take on fellow finalists Sam Lamiroy, Angelo Bonomelli and Reubin Pearce.  All four finalists had had a great contest and surfed well in the steadily improving conditions, but Russell was generally considered to be the stand out surfer of the competition. 

Drift interview with Nigel…

Tim Stafford looks back with Nigel Semmens over his definitive surfing career, and considers his position as one of the finest shapers in the land.

Read Drift Magazines eighteen page encounter with Nigel here


Wednesday, 19 May 2010

Tom Good just back from the Junior Euros

Hey nigel tom here
Just a quik update on the new boards, I love both boards the fish absolutly flies in fat waves and is so much fun I had some of my best heats on the board. Also the 5 10 goes sick, really fast and loose my new favourite board, cheers

Friday, 16 April 2010

Chris owen working hard in Domburg Holland

5’10 NS F16 Model

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This little weapon is 5’10 x 18 x 2 1/8, doesn’t get any more high performance than this, and is just one of the many little beauties
just in at the Foam Asylum shop.

Monday, 12 April 2010

NS team rider Timmy Boydell Oz trip so far

kirra timmy

So far so good, I'v been in Australia for 2 weeks and surfed snapper,kirra,d bah, lennox heads and south stradbrook island. The swells havent been pumping but the water is warm and the sun is out. Last time i was here in 2005 there was the superbank at coolangatta, now they have stopped pumping the sand there is more of a mellow wave there, not as perfect as it used to be which is a shame but on the bright side my 5'8 fish is going completely insane out there and its definately good to be linking more than 2 turns together like i would be at home in a 5mm wetty at fistral. so its all smiles from oz, I'm travelling south for a few days to surf a place called yamba its going to be epic yeeew! more barrels please :) here’s a screen shot from the go pro hd head cam from the inside of a kirra barrel! footage to come soon. Cheers Tim

Tuesday, 6 April 2010

My first blog

This is Leigh from Foam Asylum! formerly Surfers Paradise, Same location, New look and more importantly Great new stock!

Friday, 5 March 2010


Having a great time my board the B-22 is going great waves have been
small but fun and the beers are cold happy day new swell next week.

Wednesday, 6 January 2010

Travel board goes great in Indo

Travel Gun

Happy new year Nigel,
forgive me i dont think i emailed you to let you know how i got on with the 6'3 travel board you made for me last summer!? made Impossibles more then possible and i had some great waves on it there, Binging, Balangan and middles!!!
I have just recieved a spanking new 5'11 fish for my 30th birthday from my brothers!  It looks great and i cant wait to get out on it!  My old 6'1fish i got 9 years ago is wafer thin in places, i dont know how it hasn't snapped!  it has been the best board ever and has been pinched by mates on more then one occasion!  I'm looking forward to seeing what the updated model has up its sleeve!  I'll let you know!
Cheers mate, all the best for 2010

Travel Gun

One really stoked Aussie

Hi Nigel,
I am a 53 yr old australian and have been surfing the east coast of 
australia all my life.
Recently I was holidaying in Sri Lanka with my wife and 2 kids.
I did not take a surfboard as i had a mate who  lives there who told 
me he had plenty of boards. He was in Thailand when we arrived so i 
ended up hiring a board off the beach.
It was one of your boards a 7foot rounded nose squarish tail with a 
slight v through the rear [I copied all the details written on the 
blank including the number.
I have owned probably around 100 boards over the years in and I have 
to say this rated up there with the best of them even though I am now 
a podgy old bloke
Anyway, Australians don't hear of english shapers and this is just a 
short compliment to let you know I am now a fan of your boards and if 
I find one in australia I will definitely be giving it a try.
Brett Banwell,
Coffs Harbour  N.S.W.

Tom Good surfing in Cornwall 2009

Tom had a good your in 2009 these are some of the waves around our county he surfed most of them on his favorite.