Wegener in Maine

Wegener in Maine

Jon Wegener took his bag of woodworking tools to the East Coast to conduct a surfboard workshop in a joint collaboration with Grain Surfboards. An annual event, participants sign up for a workshop that gives them the skills to create their own board. When class was finished for the day,...
The New Bluegill

The New Bluegill

Shawn Parkin recently photographed shaper Jon Wegener and Josh Rothman riding The New Bluegill at Swamis. Learn more about The Bluegill here.    
Korduroy + Wegener

Korduroy + Wegener

Korduroy.tv and Jon Wegener teamed up to create a line of handplanes under The Surfcraft Collective label. Here are some images from the recent Handplane Hoedown. Handplanes can be purchased here. Photos courtesy James Campbell/Korduroy.tv
Sustainability

Sustainability

A lot changed for Jon when he was introduced to Alaias and Paipos. The traditional concepts on what made a surfboard function, and what materials were best for making surfboards were all challenged by these seemingly flat pieces of wood that surf so well! The ride… and more importantly the...
About Jon Wegener

About Jon Wegener

Jon Wegener grew up, began surfing and shaping in Southern California. He has been shaping since 1987 and has dreamed of doing nothing else except surfing and shaping ever since. After his college years in San Diego, he returned to Hermosa Beach, CA and began to work on his passion...
Interview with Jon

Interview with Jon

What was your life like growing up? I grew up here in the South Bay and my brothers were a big influence on me. They were older than me so I would tag along whenever they went to the beach. I’m the youngest – my brother Tom is five years...
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Jon Wegener featured in The Coast News

Jon Wegener featured in The Coast News

Jon Wegener designer of Wegener Surfboards shapes wood surfboards. Wood gives boards stability and momentum. Photo by Promise Yee. Here is an excerpt from the article: Jon Wegener of Wegener Surfboards is known for his wood boards. “He makes shorter, fuller boards,” Smith said. “They’re all wood or woodskin.” Wegener said wood gives surfboards stability and momentum. “Foam doesn’t...
Jon Wegener featured in the New York Times

Jon Wegener featured in the New York Times

Jon Wegener and his brother Tom, were featured in The New York Times Business section, December 21, 2013. In the article, writer Claire Martins writes the journey of the traditional Hawaiian surfboard to the shapers of today. The Wegeners are described as “Two brothers (who) are trying to redefine the surfboard by returning to the...
Mister Simmons x Wegener

Mister Simmons x Wegener

The South Bay

The South Bay

Jon recently took a trip up north to take some orders for the South Bay area.
The Wooden Spoon

The Wooden Spoon

Coming soon. The new Wegener Wooden Spoon for 2013.
High Tide Paipo Session

High Tide Paipo Session

Jon Wegener sneaks in a few gems on his popular Pumpkinseed model. Secret spot somewhere in North County.
The Bluegill

The Bluegill

Here is a video created by Korduroy.tv a few years back that chronicled the making and riding of an alaia hybrid we call The Bluegill.
The Paipo Lesson

The Paipo Lesson

I’m not handy or crafty. Nor do I know my way around power tools. But when I saw that Grain Surfboards was offering a “Shape Your Own Paipo” class, I jumped. I was to be among the lucky few who would create a magic belly slider with the grand wizard himself, Jon Wegener.
Handplane Video

Handplane Video

Big thanks to James Campbell of Korduroy.tv for capturing the spirit and energy of the Handplane Hoedown held at San Clemente State Beach on September 15, 2012. The video features Wegener riders Jon Wegener, Shawn Parkin, and Mike Beckwith on handplanes, with Glenn Sakamoto on the paipo.
Handplane Hoedown

Handplane Hoedown

Test pilot Glenn Sakamoto gets in the pocket at the Handplane Hoedown recently held in San Clemente. Wegener Surf was there to represent and demo the Korduroy collaboration handplanes and the Wegener Paipo. Photo by Adam Reynolds.
Bio-Mini

Bio-Mini

5’5” Bio-Mini.  I call this model the  Bio-Mini because of the materials.  It is made with a recyclable eps foam core.  The glassing is done with Entropy super sap epoxy resin.  This resin uses organic material from byproducts from trees and plants used in other products.  This material replaces some of the harsh chemicals used...
Pizazz

Pizazz

“They have… PIZZAZZ!” Pizzazz:  n. Informal. 1. Dazzling style; flamboyance; flair. 2. Vigorous spirit; energy or excitement. That’s how Jon Wegener describes the surfboards he creates. In 2005, when Jon started making Alaias and Paipos, the lid was blown wide open on Pandora’s box and he has been possessed with the spirit of experimentation ever...