Sunday, October 19, 2014

Craft Feature: Flyboards of Ventura County, California

Aloha! It's been a few weeks since I last posted...Sorry about that! So tonight I am sharing two awesome stories with everyone!!! First off is Flyboards, two young Stoked Folk from Ventura County that pour their hearts into the Stoke!!! These young ladies do their own shaping, paint, and stain...I met the two of them at the last Handplane Hoedown, and it was Awesome to meet two young Folk that are so dedicated to the Craft!!! Enjoy!!!

Craft Feature No.  6
Ventura County, California 

DSDF: Tell me a little bit about yourself? Where you are from and what company/organization are you with? (Web sites address please):

My name Is Savannah and I am half of the brains behind Flyyboards, from Ventura County California. Im 18 and fresh out of high school. I have been surfing for about 5 years, and loving every minute. I started Flyyboards with my best friend Jacque and together we are working at making an awesome company. Making handplanes, surf-crafts, and other awesome things! From the time I was little Ive always loved to build things of my own, and that’s kind of where I started. I wanted to build my own surf craft of some type. I originally wanted to shape surfboards but.. That is a little difficult to start out with. Then at some point I came across handplanes and that’s where I started! I have almost 2 years under my belt and boy have I made some changes. It’s always funny to see the first thing you shaped compared to what you are currently shaping. I have taught everything to myself.. Well maybe a few youtube videos, and a couple online forums! Haha. Today Im shaping mostly handplanes, and a few surfboards. Im hoping to get into all types of surf-crafts because I just want to try absolutely everything!!!

DSDF: What Surf Craft(s) do you make/offer?

Here at Flyyboards we specialize in Handplanes. I want to be able to produce the best I possibly can. When I shape a handplane I really try to think about what the rider is going to go through, thinking about how much rocker, concave, down to the strapping. I want to create something that will have you itching for your next session. With our left over scraps from shaping, we like to upcycle into cutting boards, cup coasters, and cheeseboards. This is something I love because I can bring my personal quiver into the kitchen and put it to good use. We are working on adding custom surfboards, paipos, and alaias!

DSDF: When and How did you get into Surfing?

I got into surfing about 5 years ago. My dad used to surf when he was a teenager and decided he wanted to get back into it. I jumped in with him and just loved every second of it.

DSDF: What is your favorite form of Stoke (SurfCraft)? Why?

My personal favorite form of surf craft so far is little surfboards with lots of foam. My board of choice when the waves are smaller (or even when it’s overhead) is a 4’8 x 20” x 2 ¼” quad. I love this board because of how fast, fluid, and skatey it is. I can whip it around and always have a blast. Of course I love handplanes as well, I love the feeling of being in the wave, just me on the water. It is that type of thing where I can’t really explain what happens, it just does!

DSDF: Any specials projects or events you'd like to share or start?

Hopefully in the next little bit we will be branching into foam handplanes along with our wood. Just to keep things diverse and exciting.

DSDF: Where do you see the Culture heading in the near Future?

I think that the surf industry, especially the bodysurfing industry is growing rapidly. (Which let’s be honest.. surfing sucks don’t try it!! Haha). I am excited to see what happens with all the innovators these days, anything is possible. And we would love your support in the near future to help fund a kickstarter project we are working on!!

My advice to everyone, if you have never picked up a handplane, DO NOT BE AFRAID! You will have the most incredible fun you can imagine.

If you have any questions, comments, or want to check us out:, Insta/twitter @flyyboards

 Thank You Savannah and Jacque!!! We look forward to seeing new shapes and materials!!! Please let me know when you kick off the Kickstarter Project, and DSDF will do whatever we can to help promote your Project!!! 

Stay Stoked!!! Good Vibes!!!

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