Initial trial of building a chambered Surfboard out of planks and crates
Updated: Dec 1, 2020
By the end of the last year, I found the storyboard of shapers legend Donald Brink. I reached out to him and actually found out he is from Kommetjie_Cape Town in South Africa, the place where the Local Surfboard Project will be based. He encouraged us to go for the process of building the crates board and also confirmed, that he would be more than happy to help designing boards for underprivileged kids. Awesome guy and definitely on our list to cooperate with.
Here you can see some images of the process and how we actually produced a surfboard-like item in just five days. Friends came in checked out what we were doing and did not quite understand how this heavy chunk should surf. But that's the point. We are so driven to super light, high-performance surfboards even though very few of us surf at a level or on waves, that require such boards. And especially for the kids' boards, the most important thing is to be durable and easy to make.
We had a great time working on this.
Thanks so much to Chischi, my friend an man of the first hour, who jumped in with full commitment and helped me putting this experience together. For me, it really was the physical starting point of the project.