New Wave: how Lignum’s wooden surfboards are true feats of engineering - Spherelife




Blending traditional carpentry with new technology, Lignum's custom-made, eco-friendly, British-wood surfboards are true feats of engineering


It was a shared love of the sea that brought the founders of Lignum Surfboards together. Alen Van Rooyen, a traditional boat builder, and Harry Robinson, a captain and professional sailor, met in 2012 when Robinson set up shop in Van Rooyen’s Devon-based atelier. Both keen surfers, they discovered they both harboured an ambition to create handmade wooden surfboards. “It started as a bit of a hobby,” admits Van Rooyen.


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