Iconic Queensland shaper Dick Van Straalen shares his origin story and details how living with dyslexia has informed his surfing and surfboard building. He discusses helpful treatment strategies and explains how his acute mindset has empowered him to pioneer material usage and design theory for the past 60 years.

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Van Straalen’s shop in the early 70’s via EOS.surf
Van Straalen in his youth via EOS.surf
Rasta on his trusty Van Straalen








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Hi look at these 2 little beauties going to Patagonia burliegh the shell pink on looks great an feels great go take a look enjoy dvs


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