Portfolio of wooden boards that crossed time. Balsa, teak, bamboo, precious essences sculpted by sea lovers shapers...
No way to tell you here the origin of surfing, ancestors and all the folklore or the intricacies of old style manufacturing techniques. We leave it to you to discover all this in the excellent and rich blog of the Australian guru, wooden boards specialist, the scholar and artist Big Fish: WOODEN SURFBOARDS.
Here is a simple portfolio of what will reveal the art and work of balsa, bamboo or agave woods. If resin boards require solid work to get good results, nothing will equal the hours of patience and love deployed by those cabinetmakers of the seas. Emerging under their fingers, cut in precious and exotic species, belly boards, handplanes, planket, alaia, chip, plank, okanui, olo, cut in the mass, fins embed in raw material. Just great.
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Working for several years in tourism in France and abroad, Jean-Hervé Cristol (aka Jean Révé) also has a large number of kilometer mark traveling around Planet Surf in search of endless summer waves.
In 2004 he created Destination Surf, the first agency specialized in Surf Travel , then Endless Summer a blog with tips, info and travel stories, in order to enjoy and share this rewarding experience with all surf travelers. → Learn more