Grain Surfboards has been featured in the latest issue of Heads Magazine, an interactive issue focused on the Skate and Surf worlds. Also featured in the mag are world renowned surfers Dan Malloy, Nat Young and on the cover, Joel Tudor.
Grain is stoked to have such a well-written article published entirely focused on the boards we build and the mission we live by, even though Heads isn't on each of our coffee tables back at home.
Here's part of the story...
Spend any time on a surfboard in water and youâ€™ll understand the almost mystical connection that develops between surfer and nature. Ironically, the very instrument that allows us to experience such joyful waveplay, contributes to its degradation. Making surfboards is an environment ally nasty business. Mike LaVecchia is pioneering a saner, wave-friendly alternative.
Two years ago, the snowboard industry refugee, sailboat captain and woodworker turned his considerable talents to surfboard manufacture, with a twist. LaVecchia founded York, Maine-based Grain Surfboards and began handcrafting boards from sustainably-grown Maine cedar.
Before foam surfboards were introduced in the 50s, all boards were made from wood. Most were slow, heavy, plodding rides. Grainâ€™s boards have as much to do with the early leviathans as MoMA does with paint-by-numbers. The new boards are pure artâ€”all sleek lines, luscious grain, glossy finish and sweet ride.Download the Whole Issue Here