Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Staying Buoyant: Wooden Surfboards in Review

Inspired by a run-in with Danny Hess at the Makers Market at Socrates Sculpture Park, we have a renewed interest in the craft of wood surfboards. I am continually amazed by the nuances of shape and material buoyancy and their affect on the boards' performance. The craftsmanship, especially evident in the airplane-like construction of Peter Walker's boards (proud to say, a former professor of mine), underlines a very tangible passion for the sport. Photos (from the top) from Walker Surfboards, Grain Surfboards and Hess Surfboards.

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