In The Studio – Danny Hess Talks Shaping With Wood And Such

Ever since Danny Hess started shaping surfboards his approach to creating them gained attention and intrigue. Hand crafted from biologically sustainable materials and designed to be both aesthetically inspiring and functional – they stand apart from typical surfboard constructions. In the interview below he talks about his process and how he evolved as a shaper. […]

Hess Surfboards – High Performance Sustainable Works Of Art

Danny Hess is a shaper with a different take on how things should be done. Instead of aiming to mass produce and cash in on flimsy, prefabricated pop-outs, he’s pushed to, “evolve what a surfboard can be, and create new technologies.” The surfboards and handplanes he makes are wood-based works of art. Each individual board is handcrafted using […]

“The Bonzer” – An Exhibition Of An Unsung Archetypal Surfboard Design

  The Costa Mesa Conceptual Art Center, a gallery space developed by Alex Knost and Daniella Murphy, is hosting an exhibit titled The Bonzer. The show celebrates the history of a surfboard design that quietly pushed the boundaries of the shortboard revolution and yet largely stayed off the mainstream radar. Originally created by Malcolm and Duncan Campbell in the […]

Fantastic And Proactive

What do you get when you cross sustainable surfboards, wetsuits, boardshorts, and hand planes with a gallery space, artistic expression and positive intentions? A new show entitled “From Plastic to Fantastic” presented by Surfing Heritage And Culture Center (SHACC) and Sustainable Surf. The show features a variety of surf related items produced from recycled and sustainable […]