Jon Wegener and his brother Tom, were featured in The New York Times Business section, December 21, 2013. In the article, writer Claire Martins writes the journey of the traditional Hawaiian surfboard to the shapers of today. The Wegeners are described as “Two brothers (who) are trying to redefine the surfboard by returning to the sport’s roots.” Check out the article here. Photo from the NY Times.
“Why not make your own surfcrafts?” Korduroy.tv interview with Christine Brailsford.
Wonderful documentation of the Prono Paradiso event by Rhys Jones. “The ancient Polynesians recognised differing forms of riding waves…from lying on small boards, to standing on 16 foot Olo boards, to surfing with nothing more than ones own body! One common thread linked all these diverse forms of surfing… the Ancients were all STOKED!”
Check out the Nikau Kai Keep It Simple event at the Manhattan Beach Pier on Saturday, September 14, 2013. Also the following weekend on Saturday, September 21, make sure to attend the 2013 Handplane Hoedown at San Clemente State Beach, CA.
This event is always a good time. Organized by Brownfish, this is the 3rd one so far. Check out the Facebook event page here.
Brian Himlan is the shaper and craftsman of Longshipdesign, a surf craft company based in Santa Cruz, California. A surfer since his childhood, Brian creates innovative and timeless paipos and handplanes for the modern water enthusiast. [click to continue…]
The Paipo Stokefest as seen through the eyes of filmmaker Andrew Quinn.
The Paipo Stokefest & The Alternative & Sustainable Surf Craft Session held at Scripps Pier in La Jolla, CA was a big success. To view more photos, check out the album link here. Pictured: Matt Pierce with a traditional Japanese “Itago” board built by Nobbywood Surfboards.
Paipos, alaias, kneeboards, hand-planes, surf mats and creative surfboards. Bring your wetsuit and swim fins, and come enjoy the fun! Aloha! Sign up for the event here.
Harry Hoffman slides into a clean one at Beacons Beach, CA Photo by Andrew Quinn.