Thank you to the folk at Lignum for creating the custom trophies for our 2017 WSL surf contests.
Using local sustainable materials and craft was important to us. Local surfboard shapers Lignum sourced the timber for the project from a supplier based in Dartmoor, Devon. The timber of choice was Elm and Ash, both grown and harvested in the South West, from plantations established over 100 years ago. The stringers were made from offcuts generated from their surfboard building business.
They used in-house CAD/CAM to create the shape of the iconic Boardmasters 'B' icon, then sanded the timber by hand and finished the trophies with natural linseed oil to bring out the rich colour and grain of the wood.
It is great to have such passion and authenticity going into a key part of our surf competition, and the trophies were really appreciated by the winners. Using ecologically-friendly natural products is a key part of our brand ethos, and to have locally-sourced wood crafted by pro shapers into the Boardmasters symbol has given us an iconic trophy that represents the key values of the brand.