091 – Roger Hinds

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Roger Hinds is a name that’s come up on this show a number of times. He’s been involved with and working alongside the most well-known board builders in the industry, all of whom regard Roger as one of the most talented craftsmen in surfboard building. Roger’s story, however, has largely gone untold. He doesn’t have an entry on the Encyclopedia of Surfing. There have been no major profile pieces in the mainstream magazines. He’s just quietly maintained his focus on building surfboards for over 40 years.

Today we hear about Roger’s 40 year career and what drives his passion for perfectionism.

RogerHindsSurfboards.com

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Roger in the Icons of Foam shaping bay, recreating a '84 Occy model Rusty thruster.

Roger in the Icons of Foam shaping bay, recreating a ’84 Occy model Rusty thruster.

Rusty congratulating Roger on his win.

Rusty congratulating Roger on his win.

Roger with his Ultimate Craftsman Project; and the 3.400 year old checkerboard stringer.

Roger with his Ultimate Craftsman Project; and the 3.400 year old checkerboard stringer.

The board's outline and foil was inspired by a 1968 Skip Frye.

The board’s outline and foil was inspired by a 1968 Skip Frye.

The 3,400 year old checkerboard stringer is comprised of 504 individual pieces of solid wood.

The 3,400 year old checkerboard stringer is comprised of 504 individual pieces of solid wood.

Hinds is doing a limited run of 3 of these checkerboard stringers, based on the finite supply of the ancient wood. To inquire about securing a surfboard contact Roger through RogerHindsSurfboards.com

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