Friday, March 24, 2017

Another labour of love and work of functional art by Tarquin Place

 This is a hollow SUP kit he is developing. Great workmanship.
More when the kit is ready for release

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Board building class in France

If you would like more info or to book a spot contact Paul : paulitspaul@gmx.net

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Tom Wegener is off to PNG again

Tom has just cleaned up from hosting a wooden board building class and talks on sustainable surfing at The Noosa Festival last week and jumped on flight to New Guinea on Monday.
 "I'm presently on my way to Papua New Guinea for a surfing festival with the WSL Longboard Tour.  We're going to the Tupira Surf Camp where I've been twice before, to make wood surfboards with the locals. It's pretty remote and the inspiration for this distant location is to mix the culture of modern longboarding with the very ancient wood surfboard makers of PNG."

 "This complements the normal WSL longboarding competition by contrasting the modern with the very old. The visiting surfers will compete against the locals on their wood surfboards and the locals are welcome to ride the modern surfboards. "
 "The idea is to capture a sharing of surf culture. My involvement will be to help the local kids integrate into the ways of a modern surf contest as well as to work with the WSL webcast." 
 
 As you can see Tom has been there before and left his mark with the local surfers and keen shapers.
                                                               The PNG  Peanut for sure




Thanks to JB for some of this copy from Pacific Longboader Magazine

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

The 3rd Thirroul Seaside and Arts Festival 2017

Guys if you are looking to be part of a great event in April this year then this is a good one. It is on Sunday the 2nd of April in the Thirroul Surf Club (A Northern Suburb of Wollongong) approx 1hr South of Sydney. It is part of a seaside festival with markets, etc etc.

Lisa Fahey, an avid artist and board builder who is one of the organisers of the event says "This is our 3rd year, last year we had about 60 boards, but it would be nice to get some more sydney siders etc along this year to share the love."

For more information please contact Lisa Fahey : lisatimberlover@gmail.com
Or call Dave on 0412 270 878