Autarkic Part 12: Richard Scott x Tom Powell

Part 12: Richard Scott x Tom Powell

A Korduroy TV photographic collection curated by Ryan Tatar.

Words & Photos Tom Powell



Richard Scott is the self taught, retro board guru and shaper of A Third Shade Surfboards. I took this set of shots of him in his shaping room in Porthleven, Cornwall. The board was a 6’2″ x 21 1/2″ x 2 3/4″ double winged, round tail…single through to spiral vee… multi-fin quad/thruster option.

This man loves to shape. He’s a full time design, teacher, and last time we spoke he had 12 pupils making boards at school, nearly all of which were pretty fun sounding shapes. He kindly shaped me a fun little 6 foot single fin egg made for a trip up to Vancouver Island next month. Looking forward to trying out on some chilly ones. He does a good handplane too.

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