The Irish Connection
Sunday arvo, phone rings, soft Irish accent on the other end...'hello? is this Simon who makes the boards?', 'Yeah this is Simon', 'Oh my name's Simon too, ha, ha, ha' ... and on it goes.
Anyway he wants to buy a board for his mate Jamie and they both live in Ireland, my first concern was the cost of freight. When I mentioned it he said 'Oh don't worry, I'll come and pick it up'! WTF? (later I learned he works for an airline, but hey why ruin a good tale.
Time passes, the board is built and we meet at Ballina airport, we surf at Wategos, spend some time together and here are the happy snaps of the board back in Ireland.