Sunday, August 3, 2014

This years wooden surfboard day 2014 @ The Alley

The weekend started off with a get together at the Surf World Museum here in Currumbin over a couple of beers and a simple BBQ as a good way for people to get to know each other. Also it is a great time to see the amazing collection of boards and history on display at the museum.
This is Sergi Galano and I at the Alley. He is here on a months holiday experiencing all there is in surfing this neck of the woods in his camper van.Sergi is the owner, shaper at Flama Surfboards in Barcelona, Spain. He is is also one of our guest speakers at the surf museum.
 Sergi gave an interesting talk on his method of building wooden boards and how he goes about the process.

 Sergi was followed by Torsten Kofler from Brisbane who has built boards in a couple of different ways. He shared his experiences and knowledge learnt in the journey that is building wooden boards.
There was a great turnout of people and plenty of questions asked.
 This was followed by the day in the park across the road from the Alley. A day where you could lay out any boards you had built and share what you had created with others. Lots of questions and a great place to find out all you want to know from people who have been there and tried many things with good and bad results.There is always so much to learn. We are all in a very experimental phase with what you can do and how you can go about it.

A big thanks to all those who came with boards and those who came with questions.

 "We are a passionate bunch of surfers, we are a splinter group"

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