The film contains some beautiful images of the land and ocean around where my workshop is in Cape Town.
With some exceptions, surfers don’t seem very concerned about the toxicity of the surfboards they ride. I fear that the environment as a driver of choice isn’t as high on the agenda as it could or should be. Which doesn’t mean that we’re not on the right path.
Between 9-14 December 2013, Burnett Wood Surfboards hosted five people, who all built their own hollow wood surfboards in the space of six days. One of these people was Liezel Gous, the first woman to sign up for a Burnett Wood Surfboards course.
Hollow wood surfboards take many hours to make. But even by the standards of hollow wood surfboards, this 11’ gun is a project years in the making.