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Last weekend, we held our Annual Gathering of Makers. It’s a special occasion for us, when we invite all of the makers who have joined us over the past few years to craft their own wooden surfboard back to spend a weekend together surfing, making new friends over shared experiences, enjoying good food and having a few beers. We gather at Dunkirk Farm, where James made his first few wooden surfboards just a mile or so from the site of our current workshop, as guests of our friends Jez and Ange. This year our community of wooden surfboard makers were treated to a morning of offshore waves, a fantastic feast cooked over fire by our friends from Woodfired Canteen, and an evening of very special live music from Jack Bessant and The Cheddar Experiment. Words struggle to do the weekend justice, so we have right here a gallery of photos. To all of the wooden surfboard makers who made it along to join us this year, thank you for coming and we hope you enjoyed yourselves. Thanks also to Woodfired Canteen, Jack and the band for coming together on the night to entertain us, and to Jez, Ange, Si and Vicky for welcoming us back to the farm once again. We only wish every weekend could be an AGM weekend!