Apr 062016
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In the tube with a Burnett Wood Surfboard’s bodysurfing hand-plane.

“I want to present the view that our existence is a gift…Earth is a thriving organism, and it’s an incredible occurrence of events that produces this place.” Surf film-maker Thomas Campbell, as quoted in The Surfer’s Journal, Volume 18, Number 2 Wow! It’s been a busy start to 2016 and it’s hard to believe that the first three months of the year are gone. Here in Cape Town, March/April is always a special time of year as the seasons change. Early mornings and evenings have a nip in the air. There’s a real sense of anticipation that winter is coming, and along with winter the hoped-for conveyer belts of swell that hit our coastline. In the first three months of 2016, we’ve built open water stand-up paddle boards, numerous custom hollow wood surfboard orders, and run hollow wooden surfboard-building and wooden hand plane courses. Apart from usual business I also had a trip to Cologne in Germany where I shaped a wooden surfboard for Triton Tools as part of a demo. Below are some photos taken in this period.

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14′.6″ hollow wood SUP built on a course.

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Paddling a 12′.6″ SUP along False Bay and into Kalk Bay harbour.

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A hollow wooden single fin made by Burnett Wood Surfboards for a Triton Tools exhibition that took place in Germany.

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A hollow wooden single fin made out of beautiful cedar.

























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Hollow wood surfboards waiting to be glassed.

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A 9′ longboard built on a course with Burnett Wood Surfboards.

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