If you have a shaper you trust but still you would like to have one of his board made with Flama technology, this is your go. Over the years I’ve worked with different shapers and the feed back has been always great. From tow boards, to guns or high performance boards, I can make it all with a construction that will suit your needs.
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Just let me know the shaper you want to work with and let's start a new adventure. We can start from a hand shaped board, a CNC cut blank or also with a 3D design. We will also discuss with him the best Flama construction for this speciffic board, considering aspects such as the flex pattern or final weight. Free your imagination and let me know what you dream about.
Choosing the right technology will be a important part of the design process. This are the basic facts that we will need to consider:
• You preffer a stiffer and longer lasting board (we don’t mean heavier!).
• A board that allows DIY repairs. Cork rails also absorve impacts in a way you won’t believe, and if they ever ding they do not urge to be repaired.
• It’s going to be your everyday board or plan to travel a lot with it.
• You want a very light and more performance oriented board.
• If you’re looking for the flexy and pop feel of an EPS/epoxi board.
• If we work with a hand shaped board.
I’m proud to be able to call Grant a good friend. He is the soul behind the Woodensurfboards blog, the main reference site where wooden surfboard builders from around the world share their creations and experimentations. We met in 2014 when he invited me to the Wooden Surfboard Day in Australia, and we’ve been permanently in contact ever since, sharing and discussing ideas, materials or new buiding techniques.
Now he’s focussed on his new board range based on a concept of his own, the HydroV. This bottom design blends old and new ideas to make a super fast, yet maneuverable board. If you want one of his designs made with Flama technology, now you have it.
Eduardo Gómez “Peta” is one of a kind soul. He started his adventure as a shaper in 2008, in his hometown Hondarribia, France, after living a love affair with the tubes of Indonesia. He handshapes some of the most beautiful crafts you’ll ever see, from classic logs to 12’ gliders, fishes, twinfins and barrel chasers.
In 2017 Peta and I had the opportunity to make a 10’3” rhino chaser for Spanish surfer Nagai Puntiverio. On its very first session, during La Vaca Gigante big wave contest, Nagai got a 10 point ride. And he also scored some of the biggest waves ever surfed in the Canary Islands on it. Nagai says this is the best big wave board he’s ever had. Little more can be said about this unique craftsman.
Panera is one of the most respected shapers in the Basque Cuntry, the man behind Styling Surfboards wich he founded in 1981. He makes boards for some of the best surfers in Europe, from high performance to guns to classic loggs. In 2022 I laminated one of his shapes for Zuku with the FlamaVolta tech. A 7'6" performance gun for surfing his local big wave break Meñakoz, (Basque Country).
If you want him to make you a board with the Flama technology, let’s do it!
Axi is a surfer from the Basque Country, Spain, and one of the most respected big wave cargers in the world. 5x finalist in the WSL XXL Big Wave Awards, and the first to ever paddle surf Belharra, the infamous behemoth that was thought impossible to tackle without a jetski. He also discoverend many XXL slabs in northern Spain and almost got the best wave price at the Nazaré Tow Surfing Challenge in 2020.
In 2013 I had the opportunity to make him a couple tow boards, in a moment when tow surfing was getting popular. These boards were made of solid paulownia plus some cedar stringers, and were exact replicas of his beloved Pukas tow board. Axi displayed one of the most powerful surfing it’s ever been seen at famous Roca puta on it. He loved the feeling of wood and he is still using them in particularly heavy conditions when towing is the only way to go.
Sergio “Kurri” is a shaper and glasser from Bilbao, Basque Country, that collaborates with some of the best shapers in the country. We’ve recently embarked on a new adventure toghether, so we can make boards in his shop, locally built start to finish, with the Flama technology. Our goal is to change minds and offer local surfers the possibility of getting more sustainable custom boards, that last and perform as any other standard construction.
My relationship with Montjuich started in 2010, when we moved together to a new shop so we could share costs. He’s a documentalist and scholar of surf history and mid XX century California pop culture, and wrote many articles for Spanish magazines.
Since 2.003, he strictly manufactures replicas of surfboards made between 1.959 and 1.979 period. He relies on the technical and aesthetic principles of the time, “trying to be as faithful as possible to the original boards, without falling into imitation, as I have discourse and technical and aesthetic criteria”.
If you want a board that has all the ingredients from the past, but built with a sustainable approach, this is your take.
We don’t ship outside EU due to environmental reasons. There are very good builders all arround the planet that might be closer to where you live. Just let us know and we’ll try to recommend you other sustainable labels we trust.
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