It was all about sharing the knowledge and the fun - dare I say "maintaining the stoke" - for wooden surf craft. There were hollow boards, solid boards, boards with cork, paulownia, silky oak, oak and camphor laurel. There were experts like Grant Newby, Stuart Bywater and Tom Wegener above right, talking story. There were also kool old skool skateboards and state-of-the-aRt hand planes.
But as a "non-woodsmith", what I did take away was how enthusiastic this crew were to share tips and tricks and encouragement to the rest of us.
Big thanks to Grant Newby for organising the event. Two thumbs up to the Currumbin locals for sharing their crispy waves and huge thanks to the Wood Buddha for driving and feeding me.
All shots with 50mm Canon EF F1.4 on a very used Canon 7D.
|the Wood Budda sniffing camphor laurel board|
|Stuart Bywater talking story under the fig trees|
|Organiser Grant Newby (in grey) and herding a group of woodsmiths|