I’m a pure blooded Mediterranean surfer who would have loved to get hooked on any other sport. Somehow, surfing seemed to fit perfectly with my creative instincts, just like music, graphic design, architecture or carpentry did. One day I promised myself not to do anything that didn’t make sense to me anymore. I quit my job as a graphic designer in Barcelona and opened a hostel in the Pyrenees. There I learned to build myself everything I needed, and also founded a party to fight the environmental threats of a proposed ski-resort. But after building my first wooden surfboard in 2009, I decided to fully devote myself to a new project: building a 100% organic surfboard. Flama was finally presented publicly in the Salinas Longboard Festival in Spain, 2011. I was invited as a guest speaker in the Wooden Surfboard Day held last August in Australia, where I got to meet and share knowledge with shaper legends such as Paul Joske, Grant Newby or Bob McTavish, as well as with some of the best wooden surfboard builders of the country. Flama’s last projects include some tow boards for the Spanish charger Axi Muniain, and some paulownia big wave guns made with chambered construction techniques.
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