Paipo Stokefest About Wood Boards – La Jolla, July 29th

by on July 27, 2012 · 1 comment

in California, Culture, History

Wooden Surf Boards On Display and Available for Test Rides

 by Larry O’Brien

Photo by Ryan Beppu.

People have been riding wood in the surf since before historians had pens and paper. The age of hard and soft plastic surfcraft is barely sixty years old, but it’s far more common than wooden surfcraft.

Unfortunately it also means that these plastic beach toys are more common in our landfills, and litter our coves and sea caves.

The good news is that the old ways are still available to us. Riding wood in the surf has been gaining in popularity in recent years, and the internet has helped proliferate the enthusiasm around the globe.

This weekend San Diegans will get a chance to see and test ride wooden boards at the Paipo Stokefest at North Scripps Pier in La Jolla.

The event is scheduled for Sunday July 29th from 7 AM to Noon. Bring some swim fins if you want to test ride one of the prone boards.

For more info, check out the photos and videos here.


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avatar Goatskull July 28, 2012 at 7:31 am

I just might go check it out.


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