open.surf open.surf

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O P E N  A friendly, experimental space dedicated to the craft and craftsmanship of surfboard shaping. Shaping workshops. Shaping bay hire. Coffee.

“If I shape my own board will it be any good?”
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It’s a question we often get asked.
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For the answer, swipe to take a look at @kfornia’s outstanding 9’3” shaped here last summer.
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#shaper #surfer #followersofflow

Fresh batch of boards from the mind and hands of @leojaunceydesigns.
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#followersofflow #surfboardfactory

Looks like @luckyjames77’s self-shaped board is going well in the Indian Ocean.
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Surfer @jinoooo_watey.
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#surfershaper #followersofflow

It's been 7 months since we embarked on our journey to relaunch the Laminations surfboard factory as Walters.
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So far that journey has been incredible. We've been visited by shaping legend @simonanderson1 . We've welcomed an eclectic mix of surfers who have wanted to shape their own boards. We've hosted Nixon's Weird shaping challenge, and we've refitted the front of house as a place for like-minded people to hang out, drink great coffee and chat boards.
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However, not all journeys go as planned and we're sorry to say that a month or so ago, Jeremy Walter decided to close down Laminations (his side of the business) and leave the factory. We're all sad to see him go; he's a genuine legend of the UK shaping scene, and we wish him all the best for what he chooses to do next.
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Our plans haven't changed, the factory is still very much open for business. We have a solid team of people working with us as well as an incredibly exciting roster of visiting shapers who will be joining us over the next year.
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We aspire to create an open, friendly, experimental space where anyone regardless of age, experience or ability can find the right board, experiment with shapes or learn to shape their own.
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We also want to be a positive force in the shaping scene as a whole; promoting the skill, craftsmanship and value that shapers and finishers (rather than Thai super-factories) bring to creating the boards we enjoy.
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With all that in mind, we've decided to change our name to something that better reflects our values and aspirations.
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From this point forwards our name will be - Open.
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More info to follow - we've got big things planned for the next year - so watch this space.
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Finally, a massive thank you to everyone who has supported us and joined us on the journey so far - you know who you are - we couldn't do it without your enthusiasm, love and support.
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Mark

We are beyond excited to have @nealpurchasejnr visiting the factory in August.
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Neal will be hand-shaping a limited run of boards.
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For more info or to reserve your custom board hit the link in our profile.
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#shaping #surfing #nealpurchasejnr #getbarrelled

We're fortunate to work with a lovely group of people.
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If you visit us on Wednesdays, Thursdays or Fridays, the chances are that you will meet @rachelcpreston.
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Rachel is currently building her career in performance sportswear design. When she's not with us, she's spending her time on an inspiring, soon to be revealed project with @finisterreuk.
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Rachel has just shaped her 3rd board; an 8ft 10" nose rider.
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#shaping #surfing #surfboardfactory #followersofflow

@cealan_dsouza picking up his beautiful self-shaped log before Christmas.
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We're open to anyone who wants to come in and shape their own board. You can have a workshop with one of our expert shapers or hire a bay and have a crack yourself.
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What would you shape?
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#shaping #surfing #surfershaper #followersofflow

Back in August things got weird.
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It was an absolute pleasure to host Andy @seductionsurfboards Brad @rochfort_customs Chris @chdsurfboards Hugh @bossurfboards Lee @barters4th and Luke @lysurfboards.
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The skills on show, lack of ego and all round good vibes made the Weird a massively enjoyable event to be a part of.
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Full shaping film goes live on Monday 🤙
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Cheers to @paddleoutsurf @lamiroysurf @izzjustme and especially @nixon For making it all happen.
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🎥 @sideways.tv.
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#theweird #weird #shaping #surfing

@max.angood with his first self-shaped board. A Simmons inspired asymmetric.
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100% hand shaped.
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Board number 2 is already in the bay and promises to be even more exciting. Watch this space...
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#selfshapedsurfboard #shaping #surfing #followersofflow

What we do will only ever be as good as the people we work with.
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This is Freddie. One of the loveliest people you could ever meet.
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Freddie is training to be landscape designer; blowing our minds with his knowledge of plants and their latin names.
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We're also lucky to have Freddie in the factory on Mondays, Tuesdays and Saturdays. Looking after our guests and Ficus Lyrata with equal aplomb.
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📷@kirstinprisk
#shaping #surfing #followersofflow #servicewithasmile

@simonanderson1 in the shaping bay during his visit.
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Arthur was impressed by his skills 👊
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We'll soon be releasing a limited run of 10 boards made by the man himself.
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Watch this space.
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📷@kirstinprisk.
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#shaping #surfing #followersofflow #thruster

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