Bob has always seen things a little differently from most people.
George Greenough a good mate of Bob's was the originator of the spoon of course. George is quoted as saying " The best thing about two fins is to keep moving them closer together until they become one fin" Not a twin fin man.
" Back in 1974 when winters were long and surfboard sales were slow, I decided to make a small fleet of Greenough spoons to feed the growing family. Lots of labour, with not much materials outlay.
There are 16 layers of fibreglass cloth in each one, with the original blank being ground away to almost nothing, just that thin rim of foam around the front end and rails.
All four sold fast, as these were as original as anyone could get. I’d lived with, surfed with, and shaped with George for most of the previous decade, and George never made a spoon for anyone but George. I made them in my little shed/shaping room in our farmhouse front yard on the edge of Lennox.
One of these 4 spoons is now on display at Surf World, Currumbin."
Bob Mc Tavish
All 4 of these photos courtesy of Peter Green.
Back in 1977 Bob made a batch of spoons just like he is today.
Spoon Part 1 from McTavish Surfboards on Vimeo.
Spoon Part 2 from McTavish Surfboards on Vimeo.