Scott Anderson of Anderson Surfboards talks about the “Brothers Marshall” signature noserider.
San Diego based shaper Josh Oldenburg of Josh Oldenburg Surfboards talks to Surf Wanderer about his “Summertime Fish” model. If you’re a shortboarder looking for a smaller, wider, summertime fish, or a longboarder looking to take a step down in surfboard size to engage in a little more performance surfing, this is the perfect board for you.
Go inside the Shaping bay with Nick Cooper of Coop Deville Surfboards as he shapes his “bullet” model.
Shaping Bay Photos: Bryan Fisher
Surfing Photos: Jeff Pfost Surfer: Shawn Tracht
Robert Weiner talks to Surf Wanderer about being Surfing Magazine’s Shaper of the Year!
Robert Weiner discusses what it means to him to be shaper of the year. It’s a classic little interview. Mid-day, in the shop, between a million things for him to do. However, you can tell in his voice his deep appreciation for many things: his wife, his job, surfing, shaping, and the ability to love what he does as a shaper. He notes that he works an average of 12-15 hours a day, which is standard for good shapers that I’ve met up and down the California coast.
The music in the background kind of grew on me too. Where as many times you would edit out things like background noise, we really wanted you to get a feel for the working conditions and daily life. Robert is just another guy, but yet what separates him and makes him great is his commitment to his own goals and pushing through the tough days because of a larger vision and a labor of love.
Check out more of Robert’s Surfboards at Robertssurf.com.
Paul Finely of Sojourner Surfboards takes us into the design concepts of his eye-wrenching design of an asymmetrical surfboard. I can’t wait to get my feet under this thing.
The “Slide and Glide” by Scott Anderson and Josh Farberow is one of the best finless, well, nearly finless surfboards I’ve ever ridden. Scott Anderson of Anderson Surfboards shaped this for Surfwanderer.com and we are going to be documenting this thing extensively. We’ll start off with the Shaper’s Take on this surfboard.
Continue to check back at Surfwanderer.com as we accrue surfing video and a surfer’s take as well. We also have a great video of Anderson shaping this board, that will be updated in the future.
All I can say before the surfing footage comes out, is that I’ve ridden this board in various waves and wave types, and it is one of the most inexplainable cool rushes in surfing that I’ve ever had. You can get barreled on this board, and you will most definitely push the limits of 360s on a wave face! My best is five in a row so far, which is just after a few sessions. This board goes right over kelp and I can’t wait to take it out on an overhead day!