Tuesday, 21 February 2012

Our Storyboard Project makes it into The Surfer's Path...last week to grab a copy!

Through last year we pulled together a project with friend and phtographer Mat Arney called The Storyboard. What began life as a few photos and an idea soon became the seedlings for a full exhibition. We documented the story of one of our surfboards, from the timber being harvested, milled, machined and finally constructed into a board with a few little twists along the way.

We have exhibited the board and its 12 accompanying framed photos at a couple of places down here in Cornwall. Firstly the Tubestation at Polzeath at the end of last year and currently it sits at The Scarlet Hotel in Mawgan Porth.

Mat, being the talent that he is, wrote a lovely story to compliment the photographs. Putting the two together, we have had some handmade books created by our friends down the road at Monkey Puzzle (£25 from our website) and following this, we have been lucky enough that The Surfer's Path picked it up as a feature article in their current issue (88).

The magazine is only on sale for one more week, so if you want to get your mits on a copy you'd better move fast!......failing that, here is the whole 6 page article....you can just about read it if you make the images full screen.

The Cover...we didn't quite make it that far! Maybe next time...

Others from the South West that made this issue...Karl Mackie, photo on page 10....Julian Mathews of Gulf Stream, interview on page 30.....and Rob Tibbles, full photo portfolio on page 70

Saturday, 18 February 2012

SAS Fundraiser Board Sold on E-bay

The 6'10 Mini Magic that we built as a donation for the SAS fundraiser raffle last year was kindly donated back to them as the raffle winner felt she wouldn't be able to do the board justice - how kind! So SAS put the board up on e-bay to see if they could raise some more cash and it sold last weekend for a bargain price of £1022...with a Wave Tribe board bag and leash as well as a lovely Rainbow Fin Co. 9" fin.

The final winner is somewhere down here in Cornwall, so hopefully we'll be able to build a good relationship with them and get some feedback from the board as well as offer them a visit to the workshop when they come to SAS to pick up the board.

Here are some pictures of the board that SAS took to show the board off and if you want to get your mits on one, let us know and we'll see what we can do for you....

Dom from SAS holds the board up in the sun at the back of their offices in St. Agnes

The Winner's loot - board, bag, leash and fin, oh and one of our little jute bags to keep his accessories in.

The board in the making last year - looks like we needed to tidy the workshop a little!

I wonder if we'll be working with the guys down the road again...keep a look out for further collaboration projects coming this year!