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21 Oct

Surfie Odyssey

Tom Wegener

Finley and I have been on a Surfie Odyssey for the last two weeks.

The surf has been small, clean and warm and we are spending a lot of time in the tube. We always have five or more surfies with us and every day we share them around with anyone interested.

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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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10 Jul

Alaias, Paipos and Albacores: This year's focus

Tom Wegener

This year, 2012, I have been narrowing down the boards that I make.  I am focussing on the boards that I am still developing and super passionate about at this time.

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01 Jul

Tom Wegener Alaias and Surfie Surfboards in small surf

Tom Wegener

My business is surfboards and it can actually take me far away from the pure fun of surfing.  Belly boarding the Surfie or the shorter alaias bring me back to my inner child and my first love of surfing.

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18 Jun

Alaia wins Living Smart Solutions Award for Tom Wegener Surfboards green factory!

Tom Wegener

It was a real buzz to hop on stage and accept the Living Smart Solutions Award for a green surfboard factory producing the magical Alaia! Ten years ago we said there must be a better way to make surfboards other than from foam and toxic resins. Our pursuit led to the discovery of paulownia’s astounding application for making surfboards, “It is like God made this wood specifically for surfboards,” says Tom.

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14 May

Perfect Day for the Finless Sliders

Tom Wegener

Noosa's inside section turned on for the finless slider in April, 2012

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19 Apr

Albacore is the FUN MACHINE!

Tom Wegener

The Seaglass Project Albacore is nearly here!!! The Albacore is such a terrific surfboard. I can’t believe they are on the way to public now. It has been nearly five years since I felt the board while surfing in my mind. I really hope many people enjoy them as much as my family, friends and I do.

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14 Apr

Albacores in Byron Bay

Tom Wegener

This is my latest masterpiece, a look at how the albacores work, from underwater. Harrison and I tagged along with Tom on his latest trip down to Byron Bay. We met up with Nathan oldfield, who, at the time, was shooting Chris Del Moro. Chris tried the Albacore and got STOKED. The next day we found the Wreck was overhead, with howling offshore winds creating barrels you could yodel in. Only two people were out. We filmed this video on our second session at the Wreck, the size had died off, but it was still fun.

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01 Apr

Albacores are SICK!

Tom Wegener

Recently I've been riding a lot with our new team rider, Harrison Muscat, on the albacores. School is over for the teram, so we've been shredding non stop. We've been progressing an amazing amount, getting 360's and cutbacks on some real awesome tea-tree sliders. These are some shots from our new secret little spot, too fast for anything with fins, Little-little cove. [gallery columns="2"]  

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