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Patagonia with Jon Wegener

Patagonia with Jon Wegener

  Jon Wegener will be spending a weekend at Patagonia Cardiff leading a paipo workshop! (Sometimes standing up is overrated.) The workshop has limited space, so Jon is collecting registrations at jswegener@yahoo.com or 310.938.9440. The class—paipo included—costs $400, with $25 of each sale going to support Save The Waves in their campaign to protect Punta...
Jon Wegener Video: Human

Jon Wegener Video: Human

Jon Wegener’s handcrafted alaia (Ah-LIE-ah) boards pay homage to surfings early days — reaching all the way back to the sport’s Polynesian roots. He’s a craftsman, open to new ideas while being reverent of the old ways. Every board he shapes is a reminder that surfing is about more than contests or chasing sponsorships… it’s...
Wegener's Dynamo featured in Surfer Magazine

Wegener’s Dynamo featured in Surfer Magazine

In a recent online post titled, The Rise of The Stub featuring Rob Machado and written by Rob Gilley, Jon and his Dynamo are mentioned. “In an effort to add spice to an otherwise less dimensional experience, companies like Takayama and John Wegener Surfboards began developing and refining stubs of their own, like The Scorp...
The Wegener Dynamo

The Wegener Dynamo

The Dynamo: 5’4”-6’2.”  The ultimate short board. It’s bottom contour, fin set ups, and width all combine to generate speed. It’s round template make it very loose. These attributes blend together to create the ability to do the maneuvers you imagine yourself doing. The design is smooth and forgiving, and works well frontside or backside....
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...
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, Jon was able to get...
Mister Simmons x Wegener

Mister Simmons x Wegener

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.    
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.