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About neilsonsurfboards

I started shaping surfboards when I was 16 years old and ended up selling that first board to one of my neighbors. My big break came a few years later when I got a job shaping full time for Quiet Flight surfboards. I shaped about four thousand surfboards before burning out and leaving that company. At that point I went back to massage therapy full time and shaping surfboards part time for a few select surfers and close friends. After sailing the Caribbean for a year in 2000 when I came back I went back to shaping my own private label full time and doing massage therapy part time. The progression of names or labels was first “Sugar Cane” in the 70’s inspired by trips to Mexico and traveling in a bus cross country and seeing all the sugar cane growing there. Then “Quiet Flight” in the 80’s and then “Creative Visions” which then became “Neilson” surfboards in the 2000’s. I still make some boards using the Creative Visions name and unique mandala art work created by Courtney Davis. I’m up around the 10,000 mark for surfboards shaped and crazy as it sounds I’m still learning new things and still improving what I’m doing. Still love to surf and try and ride different shapes all the time!

Floatey Fish sequence shot

The Floatey Fish – an old staple, and the board most likely to improve your surfing. Cool sequence shot of a Floatey Fish in action…

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Lots of new board inventory

Neilson Surfboards, Cocoa Beach FL
Lots of good boards at the shop in Cocoa Beach and also dropped off a nice batch of boards to Blueline Surf Shop in Jupiter, FL. So either swing by the Neilson Surf Shop in Cocoa Beach or if you’re further south, check out Blueline!

Or check it out online – http://www.tomneilsonshapes.com/shop_inventory.php


Neilson surf shop for all your surf needs

IMG_6188Hello, everyone and Winter is approaching and it is time to order that Christmas board! Get it in now before the rush to get it done happens in a few weeks! Did you know we have about six shortboards on sale right now less than what it costs us to make them! Just need to move good boards that have been sticking around including one Stand Up Paddle board! Go see Noah at the Cocoa Beach store! 321-868-3800 his hours vary due to weather but can meet you just about anytime to talk customs or look at current inventory! Happy Holidaze!

 


Large tee shirts Rocket logo are back in stock!

Just go to “swag” on the tomneilsonshapes.com website if you want to order new rocket lam tee shirts in a wide range of colors and sizes. Right now today we have black, maroon and a couple of other colors. You can also order by phone from Noah at Neilson surf shop in Cocoa Beach by calling 321-868-3800


The Bali Model

The Bali Model – a nice clean round pin.
5’10 x 18.75 x 2 3/8

This one is for sale at the shop in Cocoa Beach for $580 and is epoxy – super light and durable!

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6’1″ Venturi Vee

Here’s a shot of a newer model that has been getting a lot of love from team riders, it’s a 6’1″ x 20.5″ x 2.5″ Venturi Vee model with the 5-fin setup for flexibility.

Neilson Surfboards Cocoa Beach, FL - Custom Venturi Vee surfboard

 

Read more about it here:

http://www.tomneilsonshapes.com/surfboards/venturi_vee.php


New Cork and Carbon boards are in stock

The newest batch of carbon and cork boards are in stock! They are totally sick and could be bought simply as wall hanging art they are so incredibly well crafted and finished. The best part about them is they never need wax have an area  for a rear stomp pad directly on the carbon and most importantly theyIMG_7182.jpgIMG_7185IMG_3610IMG_3824 surf amazing!.

If you have never tried one of these vacumn bagged super light eps/epoxy surfboards you are missing out!! The Dwrt model can rip in small waves and it is a super fast screaming machine! Kyle in Cali has been ripping on his 5’8 dwrt in well overhead super powerful waves which he constantly is roving the coastline to find and surf. He has amazing pics of him doing full rail carves, snaps and barrel feasting on.

They take three monthes to build so pick one out and scoop it up! Available at or through all my dealers listed on the tomneilsonshapes.com website. Noah has three at his store in Cocoa Beach and you can request dealers to have one delivered to them near you from our store in Cocoa Beach…


Happy New Surf Year!!

Just sayin… Make it a great year enjoying life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Love how Pope Francis has declared this the “year of Mercy”. That to me is just spectacularly wonderful and gives my heart joy for the possibility of a united, caring, loving world. Being human is fraught with so many distractions that might lead us to believe that we are not surrounded by love more than hate. When in reality there is much more good then evil and many more humans that genuinely assist than turn away. So share a good wave, peak and instead of yelling profanity at the kook that drops in on us this year give them a cheer and let them know you well catch the next one and/or thank them when complemented on your skillful cutback that saved the day! Peace on earth and shovel nose cutbacks!


new Longsleeve grey tee shirts back in stock!

Go to tomneilsonshapes.com and click on “swag” to see the picture of the shirts. The front is same as back just smaller over the left pocket logo. Comfortable and good for our Fall weather. I like them as they do not show dirt or stains when I climb under the car or play contact football, soccer or hot sauce flying bean dip Mexican night!


Big sale this week

Hey, just want to let everyone know that we are having a big sale this week. Starting today Thanksgiving through Sunday we are offering $100. off all longboards in stock and $50. off all shortboards and even used boards well be on sale. Tee shirts well be buy one get one free in the Cocoa Beach store! You can even call in if you see one online that you like and pay with a credit card to hold it for you until you can make it by to pick it up.  Neilson surf shop Cocoa Beach phone number is 321-868-3800 or email to tomtubeneilson@gmail.com

Neilson Surf Shop -173 North Orlando Ave., Cocoa Beach, Florida 32931 (yellow building and on the cross street of 2nd st. North) North side of building…


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