Paul Uscinski with one of his early creations.
Surfing Company Australia was started in early 1984 by two
surf stoked grommets, Danny Miau and Paul Uscinski. Living in Redland
Bay, Dan and Paul would hitchhike over to North Stradbroke Island,
only a short barge trip away, surfing endless summer perfection at
Cylinders, Main Beach and Dan's favourite Frenchman's. As their passion
for surfing grew, Dan soon started shaping a few boards for fun so
sparking Paul's interest in shaping.
Just after picking up some blanks and glass from Burford's at the Gold Coast,
their boards came flying off the roof of the car to smash beyond repair. They
couldn't afford new boards, so their interest now became a necessity to shape
their own surfboards.
Cod Surfboards became popular among the Straddie crew with local hottie Larry
Woodward, showing through his powerful surfing, the awesome potential of the
Cod shapes. With many more locals and regular visitors to the island, enjoying
the now highly tuned Cod boards, orders started flowing in from both Coasts and
Straddie, by word of mouth, from the many satisfied customers.
Cod Surfboards have enjoyed a reputation for high quality, strong
glassing and high performance shapes, which was a result of continual research
and development by Paul Uscinski and the Cod team, from numerous coast trips
and the hollow, powerful Straddie surf.