Incan Aloha: Making Surfboards Out Of Trash

We travel across the globe with quiver in hand and fingers crossed that we arrive with intact boards. If they survive that leg, who knows whether the boards will survive the surf. When they don’t, we are left with piles of broken boards, drained of their wave riding potential. Creating surfboards out of this trash…

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Shaping a 5’6″ Quad Fish with Coz McRae

A former apprentice under boardsmith, Ryan Lovelace, Coz McRae’s extraordinary craftsmanship spans boards of all shapes and sorts. Here’s his take on shaping a 5’6″ Quad Fish called The Space Frog. Koz McRae and The Space Frog from Jesse Carmody on Vimeo. 5’6″ Quad Fish shaped by Koz McRae up in Santa Barbara, Glassed by…

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Shape Your Own Surfboard and Go Surfing!

Imagine that dream board you’ve always wanted to ride: a fish, bonzer, single fin log, or some radical and weird grovler. Surfers have often looked at the surf shop for a solution to this problem, but there’s a steadily growing community of surfers who are taking things into their own hands, and shaping their dream…

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Frankenhein Handmade Surfboards // A new life for scraps of broken boards

Here’s a peak into a the workings of a DIY craftsman creating beautiful shapes and bringing new life to scraps of broken boards, old fins, and foam. Jered and Shannon run a company called Frankenhein Handmade Surfboards. “Frankenhein Handmade Surfboards are high quality hand built and shaped designs. All of the surfboards we make utilize…

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Brazilian Alaia Shaping

When we hear the words “Brazilian surfing” we immediately think about big airs and aggressive contest surfing. But as surfing culture continues to grow across the nation, new avenues are popping up which respect the simple act of riding waves and the craftsmanship that accompanies this pursuit. We were stoked to hear about this new series from Flamboiar called…

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