Early surfboard builders and shapers had to develop their own techniques and rely mainly on local materials. Some evolved into well known names while others faded into the sunset. It is the local builders and shapers, then and now, that give our surfing heritage its' heart, soul and character. When considering acquiring your next board, consider how a local verses farmed board will affect our heritage.

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By Andy Anderson, editor (1988-2015)
and Lorenzo Hoyte editor assist (2012-2015)