Closer to home, a tip of the briney cap to the team at Wooden Surfboards whose blog has some stunning pics and articles on the art of wooden surfboard building. Love their clever use of the phrase "splinter group".
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
The Splinter Group
The only wooden board that I've tried was one with wheels rolling down the bitumen hills of Brinetopia, so I have no idea what they feel like to ride. Came across this quote in the Surfer's Path from Koa Enriquez describing the wooden glide: "We surfers crave that feeling of racing along a wave and this rockerless design really trims out and moves. It's surprising how a small wave will get you going and - hey! Stoke is where you find it" Looks like the unknown rider below would agree.