Robert August

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Skeg1

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Robert is a good shaper no doubt about it. He used to shape with Rich Harbour before starting his own shop. He sold me my 9'10" 3 stringer Jacobs back in Nov 1966. He is definitely a nice person. Hap Jacobs still held him in high regards many years after he closed up his shop.
Yeah and he knows a heck of a lot about surfboard design and what truly works . He really does..
 

kpd73

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May 8, 2013
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USA Rhode Island
I picked up an older Robert August Alex Knost model and it's a ton of fun. Probably my favorite log to date.

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A really fun, user input sensitive board. Hard fades off the bottom with that rolled up-turned tail/wide base flex fin combo were incredibly satisfying.
Was hoping for mention of this board in here.
 

Nalu

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Jan 19, 2021
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Gualala, CA
I have a RA-shaped 5'4 single fin fish from 1971 that was meant as a kneeboard - it's been a minute since I last surfed it, but I remember it as fast and loose, quite a unique board. Not sure I've surfed anything like it before.

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