Shawn Tracht-How mini is your simmons

Surfwanderer Shawn Tracht with a 2k13 Modern Quiver Photo: Michael LaCalle

2013 is 7 years posterior to Joe Bauguess’ first Mini Simmons, which he shaped for surfer Richard Kenvin in San Diego.  Now, the design, as we know it, has been adapted and recreated in nearly every shaping bay around the world, and has become almost as much of a household board as a longboard.

The Mini Simmons is now becoming the go to small to bad wave board for many die-hard shortboard surfers,  the all around go to board for fish surfers, and a great additive to the quiver for longboard surfers who need a smaller board for the big days.

How Mini is Your Simmons Article by Shawn Tracht in Deep magazine

Main Photo Taken by Tim Schmidt Portriat: Joe Bauguess and John Elwell with the first Mini Simmons (L) and restored Simmons (R) Photo: Ryan Field Shaping Photo: Brian Pascoe

Here’s an array of some epic different choices I had shaped from some of my best buds on the Central Coast: Ray Lucke, Robert Wiener, Jason Kline.

Ray Lucke’s “Lucky Lucke”  see more here 

Ray Lucke and a plethora of his Lucky Lucke Mini Simmons  Photo: Tracht

Ray Lucke and a plethora of his Lucky Lucke Mini Simmons Photo: Tracht

Robert Wiener’s “Mush Machine  See more here

Robert Wiener with his Mush Machine  Photo: Paul Greene

Robert Wiener with his Mush Machine Photo: Paul Greene

Jason Kline’s Mini Sims HP  See More Here

Jason Kline with his Mini Sims HP  Photo: Paul Greene

Jason Kline with his Mini Sims HP Photo: Paul Greene

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One Response to “How Mini is Your Simmons? The Modern Quiver of 2013”

  1. Brian Beres

    I love my new Mini-Simmons recently shaped by Ray Lucke. We’ve had a fairly flat spell of surf recently, but I got it on a few fast, long rides today at Palisades and I was impressed with its down the line speed and maneuverability. It has become my go to board.

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