Simon Anderson

Simon Anderson
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Simon Anderson holds a surfboard at North Narrabeen Beach, NSW, Australia.
Born(1954-07-07) 7 July 1954 (age 63)
Surfboard shaper
Known forProfessional surfer and inventor of the three fin surfboard


Simon Anderson (given birth to 7 July 1954) can be an Australian competitive surfer, surfboard shaper, and article writer. He is acknowledged using the 1980 invention of the three-fin surfboard style, known as the “thruster”, which continues to be the industry regular.

Early life

Anderson was raised in the North Beaches part of Sydney with 3 brothers. His family members lived in a residence that forgotten Collaroy Seaside. In 1977, he received the junior department in the Bells Beach Vintage Easter competition and started shaping surfboards in the Sydney suburb of Brookvale.


In 1975, Anderson started his very own surfboard factory, Energy Surfboards, in Brookvale. In 1977 he gained the Bells Seaside Classic competition as well as the Coke Surfabout in Sydney.In October 1980, after seeing a twin fin surfboard using a "trigger point" fin Anderson had the theory for a fresh version of the prevailing three fin design that was later on dubbed the "thruster". Anderson made a prototype for the "thruster" style and had taken it on tour with him to Hawaii and California. When he came back to Sydney, he produced two even more surfboards with very similar designs. Using one particular surfboards, he once again won your competition on the Bells Seaside Common in 1981 and "browsing history had taken its biggest convert since reboundable foam" as the "thruster" style became typically the most popular fin style for surfboards over another 30 years.Anderson retired from professional surfboarding in the mid-1980s rather than sought to advantage commercially by patenting his invention. Anderson stated: "EASILY didn’t produce it right after that, there were a whole lot of other folks at that time that were functioning toward that same objective. I’m just lucky, and pleased to lead." In November 2000, Anderson was honored the Australian Sports activities Medal for providers to surfboard style. In August 2010 Anderson was honored by US Blanks on the Sacred Build Expo in NORTH PARK California. In 2011, Anderson released his autobiography known as Thrust: The Simon Anderson Tale and was inducted in to the Surfer's Hall of Popularity.Anderson won the experts program competition sponsored from the Mitchell Surfing Basis.For quite a while, Anderson was a surfboard shaper at BASE, a Gold Coast surfboard-manufacturer that closed in 2011.Anderson offers support many group riders including Kerby Dark brown, Cooper Chapman, Christo Hall.

Personal life

Anderson lives along with his wife and two sons in Newport Seaside, Sydney.