Sunday, August 5, 2012

Wooden Board Day 2012

We had a classic winters day for this years wooden board day. 20c water and sun out all day with clear skies and a falling swell. Here Simon from Hokitika on the wild West Coast of the South Island of New Zealand inspects a board built by Nathanial Grey from Bondi Beach in Sydney. And this was typical of the day , people who build wooden boards from all over checking out each others efforts and sharing in the experience of building wooden boards.

 A couple of locals catching up on a great day in the park.
 Local shaper , Richard Harvey catching up with a long time mate
 Board slayed out by proud owners for all to see and ask questions

 Micky from Riley Balsa boards from Sydney up for the weekend. Here Micky holds a Balas board built out of a Balsa tree that blew down in cyclone Yasi. The owner gave the tree to Mark Riley to build some boards from if Mark built him one. Micky was off to North Queensland to deliver the board in the next few days.
 Boards of all sorts of construction and design

 First time board builder from the Sunshine Coast , built this board from solid Paulownia

 A nice spread of board by Geoff and Jack from Dovetail wooden surfboards here in Burleigh.
 Peter McIntosh from Brisbane with his first wooden board.
 Greg Wheeldon with his latest board prior to glassing
 Stuart Bywater and his mate from Brisbane with some of their first wooden boards
 Jacko with his first wooden board. He had just been out catching a few.
 Proud owner with his first wooden board.

 Matt Foy with his Tom Wegener wooden board
 South Australian shaper Ben Wallbridge with a solid Balsa blank and a finished board
 A couple of very tidy boards

 Simon from Hokitika in New Zealand with his Danny Hess inspired board
Zinny flew out from Dunsborough Western Australia for the weekend. He flew in Friday morning and is on a flight back tonight landing at midnight , 2 hour drive south of Perth and off to work Monday morning. Now this is the sort of spirit of camaraderie that exists among people who build wooden boards. A passion for the efforts that have been put into their projects that is appreciated by others and worth sharing. This is what the wooden board day is about. Thanks guys for your support once again and lets do it again next year.

If there are any names or shots of boards I missed please send them to me. I know I didn't get them all.

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