Tag archive for Shaping

The Process // The Darling Board of May

Words / Images: Rose Darling When illustrator / designer Rose Darling Boex found pregnancy was keeping her out of the water, she decided it was the perfect time to shape a board. It was a statement of intent as a surfer, an act of reclamation……

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Going the Distance

Words and image: Chris Nelson Your first custom steed is a thing of magic. And here was mine, light beneath my hands, Hollywood smile white against the coffee coloured waters. It glided effortlessly over the wall of advancing foam as I waded out into the…

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Shaping the Future

Words: Mark Sankey Images: Alexa Poppe The progression of modern technology is running at staggering pace and this progression permeates almost all aspects of our life. Even ordering a surfboard is not immune to these advances, as many shapers have adopted computer aided programs and…

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Bonfire of the Vanities

  Words: Rob Lockyear Image: Demi Taylor I seem to have got to the age where I just can’t be bothered trying to be cool anymore and my mates are sure letting me know about it. Yeah, I’m wearing my diving wetsuit on the beach;…

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Droog 79 x Ectic Concepts

Image: Droog 79 We’re suckers for a collab and seeing what sparks can fly when two worlds collide…coming your way from a corner of Cornwall: a collaboration between shaper of original and esoteric crafts Dale Walker of Ectic Concepts and doodler of wet dreams Droog79. Droog´s…

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Blank Beginnings: Backyard Shaping Part 1

Words: David Beckitt  Images and video: Chris McClean To the unfamiliar eye, a surfboard must seem like a somewhat basic item. A blunt instrument for playful recreation. At worst, it may even be viewed as little more than a toy. Surfers know better of course,…

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