Jon Garmendia did it again. The second time around winner of The Longboard Spanish Championshipand winner of the expression session of the best shared wave with Alex Knost at Vans Duct Tape Invitational. This young surfer keeps quite some secrets under his belt that we are going to unraveled, starting by saying that he is not only a shaper, and a very good one at that, but much more indeed.
30is hours to finish a surfboard 100% hand shaped that demands care, attention to detail and solely two pair of hands that do the whole work from start to finish. Starting with the special selection of stringers, shaping, glassing, sanding … And yes, only a pair of hands: Jon Garmendia’s. The man, the brand, and the wings behind the butterfly.
You could think about what kind of relation could a butterfly and a surfboard have, and the answer has a name: Jon Garmendia.
Being passionate about singlefins, twinfins and longboards, he started to feel interested about classic shapes after falling in love with the lines they drew. That was it. Even though it started as a hobby,an endless curiosity about this particular classical shape made him be on a mission: to shape the longboard he was longing for him that could not find anywhere.
Created the Longboard he Couldn’t Find Anywhere
Jon Garmendia noseriding a Garmendia Surfboard. Pic by Xabier Beloki