Thursday, April 14, 2011

Masterclass with Tom and Thomas

Surfrider Foundation Melbourne and Rhombus Surf Shop are teaming up with two legends to bring you ‘Masterclass’ – an afternoon celebration of surfing’s original design. 

Wooden board aficionado Tom Wegener and Californian surf artist and film maker Thomas Campbell will join forces in Fitzroy on Sunday May 1 for an afternoon of shaping, art, film and conversation.

Wegener has hand-shaped hundreds of finless wooden boards in the style of the ancient Hawaiian alaia. He and other curious souls are leading a modern revival of the lost designs now re-emerging in the lineup after decades (or centuries) on the board rack.

Campbell is best known in surfing circles for his widely acclaimed 2004 film, Sprout; as well as The Seedling and most recently The Present, featuring the likes of Rastovich, Reynolds, Cassador and Malloy among others. There’ll be a special screening of ‘The Present’ on the day, followed by Q&A.

Together they’ll produce a unique, one-of-a-kind hand-shaped, hand-decorated alaia which will be raffled on the day. All proceeds of the event will go to Surfrider Foundation Melbourne to support their efforts in safeguarding our marine and coastal environments and cherished surf breaks, such as the currently threatened Bastion Point break at Mallacoota.

The event will be held at Melbourne’s finest dedicated surf shop Rhombus, in the heart of Fitzroy. Food and beer (courtesy of Little Creatures) will be on hand too.

Tickets are limited and available from Greentix

For further inquiries, please contact Rhombus Surf Shop on 9077 9878 or Surfrider Melbourne at

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