Sebastien’s choice of surfboard was informed by where he lives, near Brittany’s north coast. Much like a mirror image of Cornwall (but a little more crenulated on the west coast), the channel coast gets occasional waves but to really enjoy it one must be adaptable; this stretch of coast breeds water-men and women for that very reason. Sebastien wanted a board that he could surf at the breaks around La Torche on the west coast, but one that he could also use for strapless kite-surfing a little closer to home. He opted for a 6’10” Jetty and his further choices surrounding tail template and fin options were largely determined by how he’d like to use it as a surfboard; you’ll see from the top image that his surfboard’s is pulled into a very slight point, but overall he was happy to have a surfboard that he could also use for strapless kite-surfing rather than having a board with too many compromises.
It was a pleasure having Lukas and Sebastien with us for the week, and it’s exciting to think that this summer there will be a couple more of our wooden surfboards riding waves on the west coast of France.