Bringing together a community to celebrate different surfboard crafts
Have you ever felt like mixing up your surfing equipment? Maybe trading out that trusty high performance shortboard for something a little wider, a little more fun? When it comes to selecting what boards to ride, my mantra has always been "a rock that stays in motion never gathers moss…"
Have a look around the line up the next time you surf and notice how many people are riding something different from your normal thruster shortboard. This day and age I feel there is a growing awareness and acceptance to enjoy riding what used to be called “alternative” surf equipment. Shorter, wider, twin fins, bat tails, all these things used to be words of a counter culture yet now are hard to argue with. Most days we end up surfing below average waves, and after enjoying the comfort of hot speed on your fish, or the forgiveness of foam on your egg, its hard to go back to your conventional thruster surfboard. So, my advice... go ahead enjoy yourself, and indulge in all the unique board designs available to us today!
Recently we hosted a beach morning surf-fest, to celebrate the launch of a new shade with Raen Sunglasses. A percentage or sales from this silhouette went back to the PVW Foundation, so we decided it only fitting to celebrate with a morning of surf and board froth! We deemed it the “PVW Potluck” because we brought a host of different boards from my garage, alongside the new PVW soft surfboard collection, to the beach for the local kids of North County San Diego to try out and enjoy.
In the mix of the equipment was Christian Fletchers’ personal shortboard, Andrew Doheny’s hand shaped mega quad, a Tyler Warren shaped “Fireball Fish”, a board I found in my neighbors trashcan and a myriad of others. I have been enjoying pushing myself outside of the box with surfboards lately, and wanted to offer that experience for the next generation while introducing them to what we at PVW are believing to be the next generation of soft surfboards.
Hope you enjoy the video and photos from the day. Does the PVW POTLUCK sound like something that would be fun in your neighborhood? Reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org and lets see if we can make something happen!