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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...
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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...
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06 Mar

Plankton Noserider and Alaias finished for the week.

Tom Wegener
Check this out! This is love!!! For Sarah and Scott's wedding they had a custom Plankton Noserider made for the day. What a great wedding present - raising the bar for all those newly engaged out there! After a beautiful wedding ceremony they were off to beach to continue the happiest day.
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12 Feb

Prone or Belly Board Alaias

Tom Wegener
Finley was 5 years old when I was pushing him into tiny reforms on little alaia. I would watch him from behind and I could see his head going towards shore. One whitewash reformed into a wave with shape and I hoped he may angle across it. But, I just about had a heart attack as I saw the shadow of his head through the wave go so fast that I thought he would for sure get hurt. I wasn’t expecting that at all! Such is the speed of the prone alaia.
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09 Feb

Pacific Longboarder Magazine Article

Tom Wegener
Check out this Article from a while ago published in the Pacific Longboarder Magazine on the evolution of the Seaglass Project. You can find it here .
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02 Feb

February 2012 deals...

Tom Wegener
Seems like the whole world is in trouble and the doom and gloom about the economy continues. The only things that make me feel good are, in no order; surfing (naturally), a hard days work, beer (still), my family and my garden. That's all the important things I need. Margie has come up with some...
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06 Jan

The Albacore video is UP!

Tom Wegener
Check out this new video starring some local shredders, as well as the Wegener family- The Albacore is the bubbliest, most fun, simplest finless board in the world. It makes the thrill of finless surfing easy and user friendly. The flex of the EPS core gives absolutely surprising grab off the...
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21 Nov

Golden Days Festival – Green Day Out

Tom Wegener
Tom with Italian visitor from Alaia Religion It was an Alaia Bonanza at the recent Green Day Out, held in conjunction with the Golden Days Festival at Coolum Beach! Hosted by Sunshine Coast Surfrider Foundation for just a few gold coins donation you could surf an alaia from Tom Wegener’s extensive...
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08 Nov

Family Film

Tom Wegener
Filming begins with photograper Sally Haxton Our first day of filming a brand spanking new project with Sally Haxton - the Family Film. We have a pretty firm outline of where we want to go with this, sort of "a day in the life" of the family members, told from each our of four perspectives as...
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31 Oct

Wooden Surfboards and more...

Tom Wegener
1951 to 1971 vs. 1991 to 2011- Thoughts from the Byron Bay Surf Festival I recently spent the weekend at the Byron Bay Surf Festival with my son Finley and good friend Sandy Haynes. We piled up the van with a load of new wooden surfboards and alaias and hit the road south. The festival theme, “Surf...
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14 Sep

Mini Simmons to Fish Comparison

Tom Wegener
Above Bowie drifts on the Tom Thumb Mini Simmons. The rail is a chined Vacuum rail with a thick fin foiled on both sides. In March, 2011, I started to make a line of foam boards with Noosa Longboards. The biggest challenge for me was the Mini Simmons. I wanted to make a board that was half way...
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30 Aug

Wood Bodyboards: English and Japanese

Tom Wegener
Enjoying the little wood belly board.
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24 Aug

Model A: Creation Plantation TV show 2

Tom Wegener
This is a video of Tom discussing his Model A longboard.
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18 Aug

Creation Plantation TV number 1: You Need To Get A Roundtoit!!!

Tom Wegener
A quirky look at Tom and Finley Wegener goofing around in the Creation Plantation. We wanted to make a web TV show but burnt out after a few episodes. But, we had a great time doing it.
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26 Jul

2011 Australian International Best Design award for the Seaglass Project Tuna

Tom Wegener
The Seaglass Project took out the Asturalian International Design Award. Here is the channel 10 story and a Tom's story of the development of the tuna
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14 Jul

Surfboards in Stock

Tom Wegener
New bung system for the planktons
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20 Jun

The first filmed session on alaia number 1

Tom Wegener
Click through to watchthe first filmed session on my alaia number one. I could not believe how fast it went. It was a whole new world in surfing.
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01 Oct

Suction + Tension = Hang Ten

Tom Wegener
Suction + Tension = Hang Ten I cannot believe that I found my Suction + Tension article from 1998. It was transfered into three languages and read widely around the world. Click here to download.
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