Heritage isn’t something that can be measured in Volan glass or resin tints, you either have it, or you don’t. Founded by brothers David “Humphrey” and Peter “Chops” Lascelles, Cord Surfboards was born on Australia’s sunshine coast in in the mid sixties and was a draw for the leading lights – Bob McTavish, George Greenough, Peter Drouyn and Nat Young to name but a few – producing radical boards for a hot generation.

This Thursday, 11th June Marcus ‘Markie’ Lascelles, head shaper at Beachbeat and Cord Surfboards, will be speaking at Finisterre’s London store. Born and bred in St Agnes, Cornwall, Markie took over the companies full time when his dad (the late great Peter ‘Chops’ Lascelles) tragically passed away.

Markie and the team work on state of the art CAD shaping programs to design their boards and operate their own APS 3000 shaping machine, one of the most dialled and accurate machines the world over.

If you’re in the market for a gorgeous custom shape, Markie will be around after his talk and all day Friday so you can chat through the best board for your needs – weight, length, rail shape and rocker, explore the computer programme he uses to design bespoke surfboards, and see it all in 3d before hitting the save button and your board can be cut on Monday.

“I’ve travelled a lot of the world mostly chasing waves,” says Markie. “More recently I’ve settled into the winter routine in the UK, spending summer in a shaping bay or down at the surf shop, and winter chasing waves around the UK in-between the bay and shop!” Just what you want from your shaper – the combination of heritage, passion and water time spent refining designs.
Tickets to Markie’s talk are free on a first come, first served basis. Reserve your spot HERE.
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All Images: Markie Lascelles // Credit: Kirstin Prisk (unless otherwise credited)