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Chris and Rikke drove from Denmark to make their own surfboards with us last week. They took their time and made a road trip out of it, spending some time in the Champagne region learning about the craftsmanship that goes into the areas famous product, before arriving in Cornwall. Rikke is an industrial designer who is fascinated by process and seeking to balance the disciplines of designing and making, and Chris is a business consultant with a love of woodworking who was eager to spend a week creating something tangible with his hands. Building and shaping their own wooden surfboards came naturally to both of them and the surfboards that they signed off on Friday evening, different models but in matching timber lay-ups, were beautiful; Rikke had made herself a 7’2” Islet (a scaled down version of our popular 7’4” Island Hopper), and Chris an 8’0” Pieces of Eight.