Surfing in Cuba

Surf Board Shaping Cuban Style & Determination

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surf board shaping cuba

acociacion de surfistas de cuba president and shaper

eduardo valdes

surf board shaping cuba

Surf Board shaped using fridge foam

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Surf board shaping tools

heavy boat fibreglass

Heavy boat fibreglass

Surf Coach Bob Samin

Surf Coach Bob Samin

Surf Coach Bob Samin

Bob Samin Mexico 2010 [ photo 1 ]

Bob Samin Mexico 2010 [ photo 2 ]

Bob Samin Mexico 2010 [ photo 3 ]


During the late 80s and 90s the only surfboards in cuba where left behind buy generous foreign surfers , the U.S embargo and the small cuban salary led to a determined surf culture .
Boards where made by stripping old refrigerators for their foam then the pieces would be glued together to form a blank . The board shape would be copied from a board that had been left behind and the outline cut out with a saw .


The boards form would be shaped using an old "cheese grater" then smoothed with sand paper. Fibreglass would be scrounged from local boat yards and these heavy off cuts would be glassed on in pieces & sanded off to a smooth finish .


This method can still be found in cuba today by young surfers wanting to surf their own boards.

 

 

Acociacion De Surfistas De Cuba

Acociacion De Surfistas De Cuba

Cuban Surfriders Association

 

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Acociacion De Surfistas De Cuba

Acociacion De Surfistas De Cuba

Cuban Surfriders Association

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