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5' 8" Chambered Balsa


 

Victor Garcia has been building surfboards since 1976 using plantation-grown  Ecuadorian balsa. 

He selects the lightest,  strongest, and most beautiful wood for his  boards and hand-crafts surfboards that  have soul and spirit. 
Bro Price:

$795.00

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Description Product Details Why This Product Rocks?
 

Balsa Wood 5' 8"

This Retro Beauty is shaped for surfers who enjoy mushy waves and the fast down the line surfing of the 70´s. Smaller and weaker waves can be surfed well due to the width of the board and the large rails. The flat Scoop-Rocker-line facilitates high speed surfing.

Length - 5' 8" Nose - 16" Mid - 19 3/4" Tail -16" Thick - 2 1/2" Weight - Approximately 10 lbs.

Notes: Chambered balsa with hardwood  stringers and accents.

FCS fin plugs and  leash cup.  Fins not included.

Why Balsa?

The core of our surfboards, and therefore their main element, is Balsa wood (Ocroma Pyramidale). Balsa has been  used as a transport float in South America 1000 years before the bad ass Inka Empire. This plant is one of the fastest growing species, reaching a height of up to 10 meter and a diameter of 20-25 cm within 3-4 years.

The wood for each  board is carefully cut, book matched, and  laid out to deliver  maximum artistic impact.  

And the boards surf great too! 

"Balsa wood is a fast growing, sustainable and recyclable raw material, producing no toxic substances. Therefore it can safely be said, that the use of Balsa is a sustainable method of producing surfboard blanks."

~ Kuntiqui Founder

Balsa Production?

Since our balsa wood surfboards are exclusively handmade, the production process requires approximately six times as long as it takes to produce a conventional foam board.

The process begins with the sowing of the balsa seeds in Don Zandoval´s greenhouse and three months later continues with the planting between bananas, yucca and beans. It takes 3-4 years before the trees have grown to the sufficient height for harvesting. After they have been sliced into blocks they are transported by eco donkey. In the local climate of Ecuador the wooden blocks dry in about 2-3 months.


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