Monday, May 30, 2005

Wegener Surfboards

Just received this note (slightly edited) from veteran LEGENDARY SURFERS reader and Australian shaper Tom Wegener: 

Dear Malcom, I wish I bought your book a long time ago! I am going to purchase it over the internet tomorrow... I went to the Bishop Museum last year and got into the archives. I saw all the old boards and was blown away by how masterfully they were crafted. I took all the measurements off an Olo and to some photos of the Alaia. I have made replicas of both. I have had pneumonia so I haven't really ridden the Olo in proper surf yet, but I am having a blast on the Alaia. They ride great. It has turned my surfing world up-side-down. It drives across open walls, hangs tight in the pocket, can cut back on a flat shoulder. With practice I think I can hold it in a tube. I live in Noosa, Australia so I get some pretty perfect to test it in... Tom Wegener WEGENER SURFBOARDS 0401 257 479 Wegener Surfboards - The Wegeners

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