MAGIC CARPETS: David Rastovich and Gary McNeill Concepts Surfboards



“Magic is believing in yourself, if you can do that, you can make anything happen.”
-Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

This is a short film by Nathan Oldfield featuring Dave Rastovich riding Gary McNeill Concepts.

Mention the name Gary McNeill to discerning surfers worldwide and they’ll associate him with two things: extremely high performance left of centre surfboards; and his renowned team rider Dave Rastovich. By a stroke of coincidence, Dave was born in 1979, the same year that Gary began shaping at just sixteen years of age. Currently, as their long shaper/surfer relationship continues to grow in depth, experience and creativity, their collaboration in the design progress is reaching new heights. Put simply, Gary is putting together the finest surfboards of his career and a lot of people are getting excited about them.

Please visit to find out more about these extraordinary surfboards.

The song in this short is called ‘Raah!’ by Pepa Knight. You can check out to hear more of his seminal work.

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Growing up in New Jersey, Shawn discovered and quickly immersed himself in the sub-culture of surfing and skateboarding in the mid 80’s. With a diverse and eclectic background, Shawn has walked the path of a competitive surfer, Hare Krsna monk, action sports industry player in NYC, DIY theology and religions major, and a touring punk rock musician. Now a father and self-proclaimed seeker of the “soul” of surfing, Shawn enjoys sessions with friends at uncrowded peaks along his home state’s shoreline and writing about his surf related experiences.

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