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Willis Hodgepodge Flying Pig 7'0"

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The Willis Hodgepodge Flying Pig is a performance work of art custom made for one of our favorite customers, Chris Willis.

We incorporated a broad sampling of species and sources of reclaimed and salvaged woods from the Ventana Upcycle Partners. The wood-burned octopus featuring the cephalopod's nervous system was created by the talented, Jessie Kendall-Bar.

 

Wood sources include:

  • Santa Cruz Guitar Company
  • Upcycled Skate Art
  • Monterey Bay Aquarium
  • Locus Surfboards
  • Tenbrook Archery
  • Mission Bell Reclaimed
  • Peter Gregg
  • Jeremiah Kille
  • Joey Kochlacs
  • Thamer Design
  • Meier Brothers Furniture

Reclaimed wood species include:

  • purple heart
  • Indian rosewood
  • spruce
  • padauk
  • Brazilian rosewood
  • black walnut
  • madrone
  • bloodwood
  • poplar
  • sapele
  • teak
  • mahogany
  • redwood
  • sycamore
  • Douglas fir
  • yellow cedar
  • aromatic cedar
  • maple
  • cherry
  • zebrawood
  • claro walnut
  • wenge
  • cocobolo
  • koa
  • bay laurel

The wooden “fish scales” single fin is made of reclaimed woods from Santa Cruz Guitar Company (koa, spruce, cocobolo, and Indian rosewood), Thamer Design (padauk), a salvaged hot tub (redwood), and the cooperage building on the UC Santa Cruz campus (bay laurel). There’s a bit of cherry from an unknown source, as well.

Western FlyerThe tail block with abalone inlay is made from a very special piece of Douglas fir from the hull of the 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.

There is a brass inlay accenting the wooden racing stripe on top and bottom. 

The rails are made of cork, and it was glassed with Entropy Super Sap Bio Resin and 4oz. fiberglass cloth (two layers on top and one on bottom) from Aerialite Surf. As with all Ventana boards, the interior is glassed and sealed, as well.

Sand and polish by Tyler Hopkins of Locus Surfboards.

Made in Santa Cruz, California by master artisan Martijn Stiphout.

Dimensions: 7’1” x 21.75" x 2.5"

Weight: 18 pounds

Volume: 45 liters

As with all Ventana surfboards, this one includes a board bag made of reclaimed coffee sacks and other materials by Sagebrush Board Bags.

Each board comes with a special edition of our standard Save-a-Surf Wax Box. This version includes two vent plug screws for the Ventana board!

All Ventana Surfboards are ECOBOARD Project Gold Level Verified by SustainableSurf.org!

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Every order includes Free USPS First Class or UPS Ground Shipping. Of course, you can select premimum options, too.

We generally ship products between 12 and 48 hours after we receive your order. In some cases, such as with surfboards, custom orders, or custom engraved products, we will contact you within 24 hours to discuss production and shipping timing.

We can ship anywhere in the world that is legally permitted under U.S. law. Any potential customs payments and processing fees are the responsibility of the customer.

Return Policy

Our Refund Policy is simple. We do the right thing. We trust our customers, and if you have any issues with any of our products, we'll work with you to do what's fair.

Contact craftspeople@ventanasurfboards.com to discuss your return or other issue. We approve returns within 48 hours.

Any refunds will be returned via the method and manner in which they were paid. For instance, a credit card payment will be refunded to the same credit card; a wire transfer or electronic check will be refunded to the same account from which it came, etc. A cash payment may be refunded via Venmo, bank transfer, or PayPal.

All deliveries are carbon neutral
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