Tom W

The Alaia/finless movement

This is the final chapter in Tom Wegener's journey into finless, paulownia board design. A journey which began back in 2005 and which took Tom across continent...

So many boards

Shapers don’t talk to each other much. It’s a curious thing, and it seems to be a hangover from the dark ages of surfing (the late 1980s and 90s). Everybody mad...

Noosa round-up

“We have just experienced the best Noosa Festival of Surfing ever!” That’s what Bob McTavish said as he watched Noosa’s first point peel perfectly for hundreds ...

Backyarders

Why make your own boards? Because it is so rewarding. I would have to say it is the doubler for the surfing experience. To carry on about this would be wasted w...

The La La Society

La La is the ancient Hawaiian word for alaia surfing. It is about sliding across the wave and then breaking trim into a sideslip or a cut back.(more&helli...