Grain Surfboards Tour Update: Cape Fear Wooden Boat Festival

Grain Surfboards Tour Update: Cape Fear Wooden Boat Festival

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Grain boards at Cape Fear Community College Last weekend we set up at the 2007 Wooden Boat Festival in the shade of a big tree on the lawn of Cape Fear Community College in Wilmington, NC where they have a boatbuilding education program. We were able to hang boards from the branches of the trees just like Ty's design on our T-shirts! The Wrightsville area surf scene is alive and well just a few miles from Wilmington - and all the friendly people there seemed pumped to talk about the boards. Ed Verge, the director of the CFCC boatbuilding program told us that his students have built hollow and solid wood surfboards in the past - and would be interested in building kits during their time in the program. Pictured right to left here are the 5-10 Waka, the 6-5 Seed (in profile), and a 9-0 experimental shape fresh out of the "Grain Labs". My brother's broken longboard on the ground in front of the table helped answer questions about the durability of Grain boards compared to foam. The Grain Surfboards Summer Tour continues... check back to the Builder's Blog for updates.