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Surf’s Up!


I am stoked with how well this has turned out. This is my favourite longboard, a Velzy 9’ 1” which took a heavy ding from a guy paddling out the wrong side of me, he flipped his board and ‘boom’, his fin sliced a generous chunk out of my rail.

Fast forward a few years and several layers of duct tape and I have a chat about repairing this board with Tom at Ding-Go Starr...

It was great to collaborate with Tom because we both shared a vision of how to repair the board; inspired by the Japanese art of kintsugi and the aesthetic of wabi-sabi, embracing the beauty of imperfection and ultimately celebrating the board’s age and history.

Thank you Tom.

Cannot wait to catch some waves, as soon as we can get back to the beach!




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