Within the last few years the market has been flooded with poor quality boards mainly
aimed at the beginner market and surfers on a budget, with shiny paint jobs and a
big marketing budget coupled to the promise of a big profit for the outlet you can
cloud the judgement of almost anyone!
This has a very troubling effect on a craftsman, after years of graft producing and
refining a quality product they begin to wonder why they bother.
Well I will tell you why, pride and a thirst to educate, without craftsmen producing
quality products, over time we start to go backwards, we lose the skills and the
knowledge to better ourselves, we put up with sub-standard equipment because we are
either misinformed or we just think there is no other option.
So how could Westbay tackle this problem, not very easily for sure, we already have
a super efficient process set up, and we just cannot bring ourselves to compromise
on materials, so clearly a new production system was needed, one that allowed an
almost continuous process that maximised output and reduced production time. There
had to be a quicker way!
After much thought and a lot of time and effort we’ve cracked it! Its called the
“Tag” manufacturing system, it should really be called the CPM system, but just like
a Tag team each process follows on without delay from the one before, a very efficient
way of doing things,
at minimum it doubles output, and we are very excited about it.
The brief was originally for a light weight entry level board at an entry level price,
but what we have produced is a light weight board crammed with high spec features
at a low spec price.
So where do we start? the list is almost endless, the Pup, just like all our eps/epoxy
boards has high density Westbay spec Irish made EPS foam, wooden stringers, solid
box type fin boxes bonded to both the glass and foam for maximum strength, double
layer with full double layer rail wrap epoxy glassing on the bottom with fin box
patches, triple layer with full triple layer rail wrap glassing on the deck, that’s
5 layers of protective glass around the rails, a concave at critical entry point
to maximise wave pick up, chamfered nose rails and on completion its oven cured for
Its a new pup un-leashed upon the line up, an easy paddling super stable fun board,
suitable for both beginners and old salty surf dogs, girls and guys alike., You may
never want to surf anything else.
Clear glass, Clear quality, built in Portrush by a master craftsman.
Take another look in your board bag, can you truly say you are proud of your board?
If its a Westbay you can!
BOARD SIZES : 8ft 6” x 22 1/2” x 3 1/4”
8ft x 22 1/4” x 2 7/8”
7ft 9” x 22” x 2 7/8”
7ft 6” x 21 3/4” x 2 3/4”
STANDARD FIN BOX SETUP : Tri FCS Fusion
FINS SUPPLIED (Standard Tri Fin Version) : E5
STANDARD SPRAYS : Classic White and the Design shown above in your chosen colour
(red, blue, purple, green or yellow)