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Self Shape Contest

Donald Brink

It's a fun way to look at just how special surfing and the craft can be and puts extra emphasis on the subtle nuances on the magic sleds one gets along this surfing life's path and how special they really are. 

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Kiss design

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some make you imagine the dance and the romance you could share.

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serviette or single fin

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Like the thread count in a serviette or the lumen rating of the pendant light of the corner booth. These things are elements of design that cohesively can elevate an experience. Crafting wave sleds is no different. Details, simplicity and a sense of wonder. 

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Honest words & real film photos. Q&A from VISSLA's Kenny Hurtado

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Mentors,  Science and Motivations

Starting off the year covering some back stories, current motivations and how things got so calculated between real life, crazy visions and failed attempts to try stuff.
Read in depth answers to Kenny Hurtado's insightful questions and magnificent imagery accompanying the piece.
It's always a treat to work with the talented Kenny Hurtado and his cadence behind the camera is boldly captivating, freezing the most accurate of real situations in a composed and balanced view meeting old wold with tomorrow.
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Honest words and Real Film photos

Photograph: Kenny Hurtado

Photograph: Kenny Hurtado

To dream of what could be and be governed by a greater system of understanding can only be enjoyed if you submit and surrender to its laws. Then there can be a freedom from which we can start to become alive.

Photograph: Kenny Hurtado

Photograph: Kenny Hurtado

Fancy Fins

Donald Brink


The art and crafts of surfboards are a beautiful and diverse. 

The value of design can inspire, perform and cohesively play a role better than alternative options.  

When functional design meets the vision of an artists eye, the story continues to grow deep.  

Here are some fins for winners with Vissla's board short patterns laid in.  

Kwazulu Natal, Skeleton Coast and Petaluma Styles.  

Upcycled Coconut stretch Boardshorts. Innovative design and creative direction. I don't make board shorts but wake up daily with  similar demands of design and detail as I pursue excellence in the craft.

Where do you enjoy design? Love to hear about it.

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