“Every day is a new day. It is better to be lucky. But I would rather be exact. Then when luck comes you are ready…”
― Ernest Hemingway The Old Man and the Sea
LONGSHIPDESIGN is an endeavor to find harmony with wood and the sea. Utilizing a lifetime of wood working skills and strong belief in craftsmanship, I wanted to use old world techniques to make furniture grade surfing tools. The beautiful simplicity of the wood, the raw unpredictability of the ocean, combined with the challenging balance of riding the waves is the spirit driving this project. This site is dedicated to the process and investment in these different elements.
All BELLYBOARDS and HANDPLANES are designed and built individually in my wood and fabrication shop in Santa Cruz, California. Years of material testing and R & D has resulted in solid shapes that will last a life time. Please enjoy.