My slight obsession with the wonderful world of wooden surf craft has been going on for a few years now.
Alaia guru Tom Wegener is coming to Europe for a series of one-day workshops. Here’s your chance to meet the man himself and shape your very own genuine Wegener alaia…
The Spanish and French sections of our European tour are coming to an end… Matt and I have made a lot of boards and a lot of friends.
Late nights! The Spanish do not sleep much. The first night of the festival the BBQ started at 10pm and the movies followed running into to the next morning.
Check out the trailer for Cyrus Sutton’s new film, ‘Tom’s Creation Plantation’, described as “half surf film/half shaping tutorial”…
We’re getting from great waves over here in Spain. We’re currently on our way to the Salinas Surf Festival, meeting lots of people along the way and turning them onto the alaia. These photos of Tuesday’s session come courtesy of my friend Willy Uribe.
I have made it to Bilbao, Spain. The crew here is great! I came to spread the word of alaia surfing and paulownia wood, but my good friend Salvador Artaza has beat me to it. I feel like I am preaching to the choir. Several of the crew are ripping on their own from the wood I sent over last March.