The First Splash
15 . 07 . 17
Jonny, Andy and Jon arrived on the Monday morning of this year’s April workshop as total strangers to one another. Over the course of their week with us each of them made their own wooden surfboard and, much to our delight, made new friends. It’s what we always hope will happen, and it frequently does. The three of them made plans to all collect their surfboards on the same day at the end of June, on the weekend of our Boards, Bangers and Beer open workshop event, have a few beers with us on the Friday evening, and then head down the coast to splash their surfboards for the first time and catch some waves together on Saturday. Jonny drove up from West Sussex, Jon headed down the coast from his new home in North Devon, and Andy made the short hop up from West Penwith; over the course of the workshop week Andy had sung the praises of his local surf spots around Sennen and Gwenvor so much that they headed down to Cornwall’s far west for that first surf, with Jonny’s partner Ainslie kindly taking some photos to share with us. We’re always keen to see and hear the stories of these surfboards after they’ve left our workshop, so sent each of them an e-mail asking them to tell us about that first special surf session.