Sycamore Flyer 6'6"
This 6'6" down rail shape is a custom commission and is built to ride smooth and fast in any sized wave.
The top and bottom decks are made from quilted maple and spalted sycamore from Meier Brothers Furniture. The center of the stringer is Doug fir from the hull of Western Flyer, considered by many to be the most famous fishing boat in the world. John Steinbeck, Ed "Doc" Ricketts, and crew sailed this 77-foot sardine boat into the Sea of Cortez in Baja California, Mexico in 1940. The following year, Steinbeck published his book, The Log from the Sea of Cortez, about the adventure. Learn more about this amazing boat and Ventana's use of its wood
The leash and vent plug are made with zebrawood donated by Upcycled Skate Art.
The glassed-on single fin is made of reclaimed redwood, Western Flyer Doug fir hull wood, and mahogany from shutter doors donated by Jonah Lepak.
The tail block is made from Doug fir from the hull of the Western Flyer boat, and it is inlayed with abalone.
The rails are made of cork which is more resistant to dings. There are two sheets of Aerialite 4 ounce fiberglass on top and two on bottom. The epoxy is Entropy Super Sap 100 bio-resin which is up to 40% tree sap and is very strong and light.
As with all Ventana Surfboards, the interior is glassed and sealed, as well.
This board is hollow, lightweight and will ride as great as it looks.
Made in Santa Cruz, California by master craftsman Martijn Stiphout.
Includes an aluminum, museum-quality 5"x7" display sign from Bay Photo and a handmade bag by Sagebrush Board Bags created using coffee bean sacks and unique, remnant fabrics, and a Ventana Save-A-Surf box with two, custom made, brass vent plugs.
Dimensions: 6.6" x 21.5" x 2.5"
Approx. 15 pounds
See progress pics and videos of this board being crafted.
Watch and listen to Martijn explain the woods in this board.
All Ventana Surfboards are ECOBOARD Project Gold Level Verified by SustainableSurf.org!
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