Top local surfboard designers gather for a Q&A and demo day

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 have a lot of structure,” Wegener said. “Wood goes a lot faster.” Wegener’s recent designs are surfboards without fins that ride like a snowboard by cutting into the wave with the edge of the board.

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