For the next post in the Made in Bali series, I wanted to mix surfing with an eco-friendly product made in Bali, hence Vince's hollow balsa surfboards seemed like a perfect fit!
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Vince's hollow balsa and teak surfboards are made by using strips of wood sandwiched together which is lighter and stronger than using the skeleton structure that some shapers of wooden surfboards employ.
The other day I finally got a chance to ride one at Nusa Dua and it went great! I rode the Rawit model which is a 6'2 shortboard - it has a quite a lot of volume and reminded me of my first surfboard from the early 90s - it went really well and felt very nice on the water.
These wooden surfboards look and feel great and come with a lifetime warranty against snaps. As Vince himself assures me, a customer of his is "a customer for life" and he will gladly repair the boards should his customers have any problems while in Bali. He also says that minor repairs are easily fixed due to the wooden composition of the board - if you are good with your hands, you should be able to do it yourself but if in doubt, a carpenter or furniture makers would know exactly what to do!
|One of Vince's shortboards|
@ Nusa Store, Bukit, Bali
Vince Surfboards are available direct from Vince himself, but you can also have a look at a range of Vince's hollow wooden boards at the Nusa Surfwear store on the Bukit (near Dreamland),where you can also try out a demo board with a minimum 300,000 Rp purchase, the Betel Nut Cafe in Canggu or the Soul Surf Project's eco-friendly surf store on Jalan Nakula in Legian