The Making Of The Endeavour: David’s Wooden Paddleboard Workshop
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The first of our new range of exploration stand-up paddleboards to be developed was the largest; the 12’6” Endeavour. A former workshopper, David Jones, who joined us back in May of 2016 when he made himself a Pieces of Eight had been in touch to say that if we were ever to design a flat-water SUP, he’d be interested. David, his wife Tracey and their children, live in Richmond in southwest London where David is a member of their local rowing club – it’s how he gets in his water time in-between surf trips. When we got in touch to say that we were going to develop and launch a range of exploration-style stand-up paddleboards, David was one of the people who we asked what they’d be looking for in a SUP. He was after a long, sleek, downwind style SUP (similar in a way to the skulling boats that he rows) that would allow him to cover significant distances up and down the River Thames. He has storage space at the rowing club too, so the size of the board wasn’t a factor in David’s choice as it could live just a few metres away from the waters edge, year-round.