First Friday November at Stripe featuring Ventana Surf Co.

Join us tomorrow at Stripe for First Friday.  This month’s artist is the Ventana Surf Company and we’re providing the food!

Why hol­low wooden surfboards?

Born from a pas­sion for surf­ing, the ocean and the envi­ron­ment, Mar­tijn and Tyler started build­ing their own boards to marry these ele­ments together. They made a con­scious choice to avoid toxic foam and poly­ester and started work­ing with wood, exper­i­ment­ing with tra­di­tional and mod­ern board shapes, fine-tuning con­struc­tion meth­ods and hon­ing their wood-working and shap­ing techniques.

Cus­tom made by hand

Mar­tijn and Tyler build hand-made cus­tom boards, wooden hand-planes, and other wood prod­ucts. Each prod­uct is unique and is built to last.

Build­ing for the future

Whilst the boards are still coated in Epoxy resin, the wooden con­struc­tion method pro­duces very lit­tle waste: almost every piece of scrap wood finds life else­where, the saw dust is col­lected and recy­cled and Mar­tijn and Tyler are actively research­ing and test­ing less harm­ful cloths and resins. Recy­cled wood boards are in the works for the future and for­tu­nately there are promis­ing devel­op­ments with bio-based resins so that an entirely envi­ron­men­tally safe pro­duc­tion will be pos­si­ble in the future.

Fri­day Novem­ber 4th, 5–9 pm

Stripe 107 Wal­nut Ave.

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