My surfboards are made of wood and natural materials, because I care about the Oceans, wildlife and the clean air. My research is focused on creating high performance surfboards using the best from nature, increasing strength and longlasting the life of a board, while keeping the typical lightweight of modern surfboards.
The uniqueness of each wave, as the uniqueness of each person who rides it.
Almost all of the surfboards are made with polluting materials, not biodegradable and non-recyclable. My research is focused on creating a great biocompatible product. Technology is critical to obtain a innovative, performing and completely natural board.
Surf and design are closely related, especially in my case. I had a long trial before I get to make wooden boards extremely lightweight and high performance without the use of fiberglass.
I design my boards in 3D, I shape them primarly with CNC machine and I make the final tunings by hand. This process let me the ability to increase strenght only where needed and leave the board very light. For the waterproof treatment, I use only natural linseed oil.
Wood has a shape memory: small dents heal in a few days. The board, with the passage of time, acquires the signs of aging and its history, which makes it unique and makes it more beautiful, still remaining performative.
The world is as we imagine it and not as they dictate us
Wood has always been part of my cultural heritage