Thursday, May 31, 2012
We just got this bitchen video in we're totally stoked on it. It's got some great surfing, interviews, scenery, and great information on building Alaia's. We have had a few of Jon Wegener Alaia Pawlonia Blanks in the shop and plan to have more coming up this summer. Let us know if you're interested in building an Alaia and we'll supply you with the right Pawlonia wood from Jon Wegener.
From filmmaker Cyrus Sutton (Under the Sun and Riding Waves) comes a look at the Alai’a surfboard resurgence and the creative world of surfboard builder Tom Wegener. With an innovative half surf film/ half shaping tutorial format,TOM’S CREATION PLANTATION shares Tom’s story while giving you the working knowledge to build your own Alai’a. Shot on location in Australia, Hawaii and California,this DVD pack features a surf film highlighting Alia’a surfing, an instructional in which Tom Wegener walks you through the steps of shaping your own Alia’a and a bonus piece in which his brother Jon goes over the essentials of Alia’a ding repair. Also included is Tutorial booklet, so you have a reference while shaping, as well as a postcard featuring imagery by Cyrus Sutton.
Tom Wegener and his brother Jon have opened the door to surfing’s future by reintroducing the Alai’a, an ancient wooden surf craft devoid of fins, foam or rocker. Alai’a surfers are redefining performance surfing with critical tube rides, long sweeping cutbacks and drifting 360’s while displaying a grace and flow that is unique to this friction-free craft.