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Josh Oldenburg Surfboards

We’ve all seen surfboards, but how many of us have seen them being made? Watch the process come alive in “Josh Oldenburg Surfboards”, a short video directed by Andrew Truong and Jeffrey Tang. It features footage from the workshop of Josh Oldenburg, a new player in San Diego’s one-off surfboard shaping scene. As you’ll see, there’s something beautiful about someone hewing a perfectly proportioned surfboard from raw materials and then covering it in a coat of glossy paint. Oldenburg also uses the video to talk about his methodology and the finer points of his art. Does a discussion about the art of surfing make the sport more awesome? We’ll let you be the judge (but yeah, it does).