Tide X Otter Takes Handmade Wooden Surfboards To Another Level

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Passionate about surfing, award-winning designer Martin Spurway recently decided to make his own surfboard, with impressive results. Tide X Otter takes handmade wooden surfboards to another level thanks to its minimalist good looks and simply gorgeous design. Made as part of a five-day workshop at Otter Surfboards in Porthtowan, UK, the surfboard blends traditional crafting techniques and modern design, with an environmentally friendly choice of wood also added to the mix.

Over the course of the workshop, Spurway took the poplar hollow frame and built the rails before gluing down the top section. The next steps included the shaping and sanding of the rails, as well as blending in the tail and the nose, all made of Western Red Cedar wood. For the final finishing touches and glassing, the designer took Tide X Otter to Diplock Phoenix in Wadebridge, UK. Spurway didn’t stop there. He created a custom bag that perfectly complements the board’s minimalist design and also protects the board in transit. Featuring 10mm padded walls and 600 dennier recycled polyester as well as extra protection to the nose and tail, the bag made by Whasup Custom Board Bags keeps the surfboard safe while traveling. At least until it reaches its own element, the water. Photographs © Martin Spurway.

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