Inspired by the desire to shape and build boards again along with wanting windsurf wave boards that exactly meet my needs and the challenging conditions I sail in I have set up a small workshop in rural Cornwall in which to create them.
My starting point is to create the type of boards that I personally really want.
Boards that beautifully designed, shaped and built with great care using only the finest materials, from there I’ll then see if I can produce them at a viable price for others yet without compromising quality or the pleasure of creating them.
The great advantage to building your own or buying custom built boards is that you have so much greater freedom to experiment, learn and tailor specific features into your boards in a way that is impossible buying generic “fashion” production boards. Most professionals ride custom boards for this very reason and being involved in the design of your board just adds pleasure to your time on the water.
In spite of the very heavy commercialisation of the surfing industry it remains quite well served by small artisan companies building all manner of designs tailored to the individual and local conditions. In the windsurfing arena mass produced boards have very much taken over the sport and custom boards have become very much the exception.
I’m here to redress that balance and offer something a little different in my own small way.
Being entrusted to create such pleasurable products for someone is a tremendous privilege that I deeply appreciate.