Joshua Keogh

 
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“I am heavily invested in making twin fins …..In my opinion they are superior to other surfboards in almost all conditions, the speed and agility of a twin fin is unmatched. “

 
 

JOSH’s SHAPES

 
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the Monad

"The Monad's got glide, speed and drift, all the hallmark traits of any good fish but what makes it unique and exciting is the way it can break a track, and change direction. You can get it to pivot and go vertical, so no excuses about not throwing fins above the lip. Its such a sick little shape. 5'3 fits in the passenger seat." Jasson Salisbury

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The SALSA TWIN

The result of extensive collaboration between Josh and Jasson Salisbury. The outline is a continuous clean curve, Mellow rocker and reasonably uncomplicated bottom countours with some vee around the back foot. Fullish rails, not that dissimilar to a contemporary shortboard. 4 channels under the back foot set within the vee, one of the most pivotal components of the design. 

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The Channel Twin (or single)

In Josh’s words: “channel bottoms have been my preferred board in conditions where the waves have some energy, the drive and acceleration in my opinion is unmatched. My designs draw inspiration from Channel bottom pioneers such as Al Byrne and Jim pollard, these design elements have been proven time and time again by some of the best surfers on the planet and i truly believe that the introduction of channels was a major development is surfboard design.

The longer channel bottoms i create are constantly evolving and as my experience both surfing and shaping these boards expands so are the subtle elements of my design.

Channel bottoms are available as either a Twin Fin or a single fin, wether you choose a single or twin is totally based around personal preference and your desired interaction with the wave

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the Mustang

The Mustang is a high performance twin fin collab design Josh created with Nathan Webster. Two times fins equals two times fun. Fast as f*ck! You will be addicted to the glide of this ride. Wing swallow with 4 channels out the tail for some extra bite and squirt. 

Order a couple inches down from you normal shorty, half inch wider and a litre more to be in business.

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the mystery Rasta CHanneled TWin

So Josh told us we’ve absolutely got to order this new shape he’s been working on with Dave Rastovich. “They are going amazing”. It’s so fresh it’s not even online yet. In this insta age…

So I guess we’ll do that. How about you?

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the mystery 7’7 TWin

Josh also told us this one has been “going amazing”. Also so fresh it’s not even online yet.

We’re heavily contemplating a few for this summer. And for when it gets big again this winter.

 
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THIS Aussie young gun

who started shaping kinda out of necessity. Due to being sidelined from surfing because of a serious back injury, young Josh started finding his way into the shaping bay as a way of staying stoked. Flash forward to right now, and the man is 28 years old and has been shaping boards for and evolving his craft with the likes of Ozzie Wright, Otis Carey, Nathan Webster, Harrison Roach, Ari Browne, Johnny Abegg, Jasson Salisbury and just recently Dave Rastovich.

That’s a veritable who’s who of modern day freesurfers right there.

His surfboard designs are a kind of mashup of highly functional features implemented through the 70s and 80s and mainly pivot around the theme of twin finned, channeled bottomed shred machines. Currently these come in the packages of tweaked out twinny fish, fluid round tailed step up twins and a larger midlength channeled twin/single envelope you can take out on virtually any day, whether it’s two foot windslop or pumping reefpits.

Speed, hold and turnability are key

and Josh’s twins deliver. Just take a quick peak at the footage above or pics below and you’ll discover exactly that means.

We’re ultra-stoked Josh will be shaping in Europe for the first time ever this spring, drop us a line for questions about customs or just fill out the custom order form and we’ll get you sorted. Right on.