We’re not quite sure how we’re going to top this one; having kept it a secret for the past few months, we’re now incredibly proud to announce that Otter Surfboards have been featured in the latest issue of The Surfer’s Journal magazine, available now. We view the Journal as the preeminent surf publication, chronicling surfing and surf culture in a considered and timeless fashion. It’s difficult to get hold of the magazine in the UK but James has been a subscriber for a number of years and a section of his archive sits on the shelves here in the workshop whilst Mat also has a modest collection carried back from time spent overseas, so suffice to say we are very honoured to have been the focus of a ten-page article.
It all began last summer when we received a phone call from writer Daniel Crockett, who happens to be a friend of ours. Dan had been contacted by the editor of TSJ (who had no idea that he knew us) and commissioned to produce an article about Otter Surfboards based on some images that they had on-file. The photographs in question were from the Storyboard project that we produced back in 2011 (and which has since been exhibited around the UK) and we still have no idea how they came to be in the hands of the editorial team of The Surfer’s Journal. We’re certainly glad that they did, though, and are grateful to Dan for penning such a complimentary article.
We’re expecting a small shipment of the latest issue of The Surfer’s Journal (TSJ 24.3) which we will have for sale here at the workshop. We’ll announce their arrival on our social media platforms, at which point you can get in touch with us and place an order if you’d like to get your hands on a copy. If the reaction is positive then we may well try to find a way to stock the Journal on a more regular basis, as it seems such a shame that surfers in the UK are denied access to this wonderful publication.
We’d also like to take this opportunity to remind all of you about the evening of “Boards, Bangers & Beers” that we are hosting this coming Friday, June 12th. We’ll be staying open late from 6pm on Friday so that you stop off after work and join us for a bbq and have a look around the workshop. We’ll tap a cask of local ale and project our friend Romain Juchereau’s film “Behind The Tide” onto the workshop wall, so we hope that you can come along and make an evening of it with us. Further details can be found here.