Reverse V Show Hits Hossegor

Last month saw Maurice and Tom’s road trip roll into MC’s old stomping ground - Hossegor in South West France. It’s a town and a surf zone full of memories for both of them. So many incredible waves, so much surfboard magic.

The pair hosted a special evening at Rip Curl’s Technical Store, where they showcased MC’s prototype version of the Magic Six collector’s board package and gave everyone a sneak preview of the boards-and-book RV Project itself.

Next morning Tom took a couple of the highlight boards - the 7’3” and 7’8” - on to the WSL’s CT Morning Show and showed them off to a very receptive fan base of event commentators. They all have memories of the Curren trials-to-title win and the time encapsulated in the RV Project, when surfing turned toward a new era in performance and design.

MC also took some time to chase down Kelly, who’s hard at work on one of the forewords for the Project book. No-one’s been more inspired by the TC/MC partnership than KS, though it did cost him a heat or two back in the day!

The original Tom Curren 7'8" up for Auction

On this Maurice Cole shaped, Reverse V surfboard, Tom Curren performed what many experts consider to be the finest single surfing turn ever - a magnificent full rail cutback at Backdoor Pipeline.

A sneak peek of Tom Curren's famous sticker-less Maurice Cole 7' 8" gun. On the auction block at California Gold Vintage Surf Auction presented by GRIFF'S. At the Culver City Veterans Memorial Auditorium - September 26, 2015 in Los Angeles

Reverse V at The Boardroom

Visitors to Boardroom this weekend (May 16- & 17, Del Mar, California) will get to preview an epic collector’s opportunity - along with meeting a couple of the biggest names in the sport.

The RV Project is planning to re-create one of the greatest quivers in modern surfing history: six magic surfboards, built for Tom Curren by Maurice Cole between 1990 and 1992.

With these boards underfoot, Tom set off to win his legendary trials-to-Title world pro surfing championship, and followed it up with his singular Hawaii tour victory at the Hawaiian Pro in 1991 at Haleiwa - the beach where he’d first begun to learn to surf, decades beforehand.

Later that season, Curren set the quiver in stone when he performed what many experts consider to be the finest single surfing turn ever - a magnificent full rail cutback at Backdoor Pipeline.

In the process, Maurice developed the reverse vee rocker design, turning convention on its head and opening the door to the high performance magic of the ‘90s and beyond.

MC has held onto a number of the boards from that extraordinary quiver, and has detailed measurements and design instructions tucked away in his personal surfboard diary.

He plans to rebuild the quiver series, exactly matching the designs, coloring and materials of the magic six, and offer them in an exclusive numbered collector’s package, along with a detailed, personally signed and numbered historical account of TC, MC, and how their collaboration sparked a revolution in modern board design.

Tom and Maurice will be at the Boardroom show together to introduce the RV Project, along with THE board from that incredible cutback - a fantastically slick 7’8” pintail that you’ll have to see in order to believe.

For more details of the RV Project, come visit TC and MC at Boardroom