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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

Donald Brink

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

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

Donald Brink

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

Make your own fns

Donald Brink

I began this little project after the inquiry from a customer. My neighbor walked into the workshop in the afternoon and with puzzled sums in his mind quickly realized what I was making. "Why?"  he said with a suggestion of the time and place we live in fueled by the consumerist norm in our society. I was making a wooden FCS fin. Sure looked pretty but why?

We both knew this could be bought and easily replaced. What was worth more discussing was how sometimes one has to do things that you usually don't simply to keep it fresh and take on the challenge to see if you can.

We both agreed that just because you can do something you shouldn't necessarily be doing it, but equally important, I suggest sometimes its simply being creative that brings a balance and understanding to our days. 

Being creative seems easy to many, the higher grade level could be being creative with your time, that is a challenge for anyone and has the masters thereof gleaning its foretold rewards.

Task: Make a removable FCS style fin at specific dimensions our of wood. Here are some images of the progress along the way.

Don't forget to enter the upcoming creator contest put on by Vissla. Challenging you the wave conscious to up-cycle trash into a wave riding craft. Details and rules in video below.