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ASB MAGAZINE: Late last month, PSM (Professional Surfboard Manufacturing) in Byron Bay  closed its doors for the very last time. PSM was home to iconic labels such as the original Maddog, T&C, McCoy as well as Mark Richards Surfboards. According to MR “It’s sad to see this group of extremely talented craftsman breaking up. Over the years the quality of work they have put into finishing my boards has been outstanding & I can’t thank them enough.”


In 2016, Maddog, the iconic surfing label started by John Morgan and shaper Mark Plater, closed down its retail store after 40 years.  Changes in the surfing business led to the decision to wind up Maddog but also at play was the original thinking that got the pair into the business.


“Over the years we have had amazing support from the people of Byron and one of the things we are most proud about is how many people we have employed during the 40 years,” John Morgan told local news. “It’s just been great to provide employment to so many people in such a cool industry.”

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