10 . 05 . 13
We were delighted to welcome 10xEuropean Longboard Champion Ben Skinner into the workshop this week to get started designing a wooden big wave gun for him. Ben is himself a surfboard shaper as well as being the most successful British competitive surfer to date, and is collaborating with us and Surfers Against Sewage to design and build a surfboard for him to paddle into a wave of significant size off the British coast this coming Autumn/Winter. The project aims to highlight the unsustainable nature of the materials currently used by the surfboard industry, and to showcase alternatives such as wood, through the national-press friendly medium of big wave paddle surfing.