FREE SHIPPING ON ALL ORDERS OVER $65, EXCLUDES SURFBOARDS. ZIP PAY AVAILABLE.

My cart (0)

Call
0427 403 330
Contact
info@sunburntmess.com
Store info

Tues-Fri, 10am-5pm

Sat-Sun, 10am-4pm

Directions

41 Gould st,

Bondi Beach. Nsw 2026

41 Gould st,

Bondi Beach. Nsw 2026

Tues-Fri, 10am-5pm

Sat-Sun, 10am-4pm

Surf Empire

The man behind the label is lifetime shaper and classy goofy Michael Saggus, who’s racked up a pretty serious CV across the decades since he first began building boards while still at school at Coffs Harbour Jetty High.

By 16 Michael was shaping for Trevor Pollard (ex Norm Casey from Cronulla) who’d moved to the area in ’66, followed by a spell at North Coast hotbed Country Woods Surfboards with John Blanch and Rodney Judd, before opening a factory in Coffs under his own label. Bill Tolhurst and Ronnie Goddard were among the shapers who worked with Michael, add Paul Joske, and by the time Californian industry guru Bob Cooper joined the mix in the late ’60s there was a tight cell of adventurous surfer/shaper/designers constantly pushing each other in the surf and shaping bays around Coffs.

In late ’71 Michael headed off with Cooper for a short visit to the USA. He stayed a decade, doing extended stints head-shaping for Rennie Yater at Yater Surfboards, and working with Al Merrick at Channel Islands (when Curren was his gun grom and Kelly still in nappies.) Although he purposely kept a pretty low profile in the surf industry while pursuing his career as a professional photographer, Michael’s loving his shaping more than ever these days, inspired by the return to, and demand for, more open-minded and varied shapes.

 

Refine by
Sort by

MR ZOGS SEX WAX - COOL

$6.00

MR ZOGS SEX WAX - MID COOL

$6.00

SUNBURNT MESS X NOTNOT SURF CAP

$39.99

SUNBURNT MESS IN-STORE GIFT CARD

From $20.00

SUNBURNT MESS BLAZING TEE - BLACK

$49.99

UV REZ POLY RESIN 15ML MINI TUBE

$13.95

SUNBURNT MESS FLOWER POWER HOOD - OLIVE

$89.99
Sale

ADELIO TURNER MENS 3/2 CHEST ZIP FULL SUIT

On sale $252.00

SUNBURNT MESS BLAZING TEE - WHITE

$49.99

MR ZOGS SEX WAX - TROPICAL

$6.00

UV REZ POLY RESIN 60ML LARGE TUBE

$25.99

SEACURED WAX COMB

$4.00

MR ZOGS SEX WAX - WARM

$6.00

SUNBURNT MESS PARADISE NAVY LONGSLEEVE TEE

$59.99

SEACURED WETSUIT CEMENT

$19.99

WILD THINGS STRETCH SOCK - SUGAR

From $69.99
Sale

SUNBURNT MESS X GLIDZ JAPAN MENS 302 STEAMER

On sale $599.95

SUNBURNT MESS X FOUR EYES - HEARTBREAK LONG SLEEVE TEE

$59.99

RHYTHM CLASSIC STRETCH TRUNK - OLIVE

$69.99

SUNBURNT MESS FLOWER POWER CORD CAP - CHOCOLATE

$39.99