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28 Sep

Development of the Seaglass Project Tuna and Albacore

Tom Wegener

The tuna is the completion of a vision that I had the first moment I saw Jake ride that first faithful wave an alaia in 2005, "Oh my god, you don't need a fin!!!"   Tom Blake put fin on a surfboard in 1936 but they did not really become a necessary part of surfboards for almost a generation.  Could we have lost something special when we abandoned the finless surfing some time in the late 1950s?

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21 Sep

Origin of the Surfie Surfboard

Tom Wegener

My introduction to the wood belly board was backward. I made replicas of the boards I saw in the Bishop Museum in Hawaii and found how fun they are to surf.  I was wondering why nobody else surfs like this.  Then I discovered there were pockets of stoked wood belly boards in the UK and Hawaii.  Once I looked deeper, I found that 100 years ago there was a wave of belly boarding popularity that went around the world.  

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