Mini Simmons “Zinger” NEW!

    The Mini-Simmons *Zinger is the latest addition to the Joe B. Surf Shapes lineup. As some of you may know, the “Zinger” is a 4 fin “Bonzer” that was developed by Mike Eaton in the 1970’s. I shaped many Zingers in several different surfboard designs while shaping for him over a 10 year period.  All of the customers who rode them had only positive reviews and said they worked better than any other board they had owned. I […]

Joe Curren On the First Mini Simmons

Joe Curren riding the First Mini-Simmons at Rincon. Photo Credit: The Surfer’s Journal  

The Sim Fish, a Mini Simmons Fish

Jason Weatherly riding the “Sim Fish” at South Mission Jetty. This board was made for him in 2007.

Balsa and Redwood Big Wave Guns

Joe also makes, from scratch, Balsa wood and redwood big wave guns. A shapers shaper, Joe’s been shaping for almost 50 years now. The gallery below will take you from balsa wood planks and redwood fence planks to a full on hand shaped Balsa and Redwood Gun. This is pretty much the finished shape, minus the glass and fin, the rest of the gallery is the start to finish of the balsa and redwood gun. Joe hand made this gun […]

Joe Bauguess Creator of the Mini Simmons

Joe Bauguess Inventor of the very FIRST Mini Simmons had a few moments to tell us the history behind the shape and its natural progression into surfboard design.