Zimmerman Treefish Dancer Paddle Board 8'2”
This hollow-framed, wooden paddle board is infused with incredible history.
The top deck "treefish" includes Doug fir hull wood and from the original Western Flyer, considered by many to be the most famous fishing boat in the world. John Steinbeck, Ed "Doc" Ricketts and crew chartered this 77-foot sardine boat into the Sea of Cortez in Baja California, Mexico in 1940. The following year, Steinbeck published his book, The Log from the Sea of Cortez about the adventure. Learn more about this amazing boat and Ventana's use of its wood. This deck also includes Alaskan yellow cedar from the Western Flyer boat reconstruction project. The square nail holes in the hull wood have been filled with gold pigment from Black Diamond Pigments and Entropy Resins. The handle is made of mahogany from a table donated by Poke House.
The bottom deck is made of salvaged red cedar with a dancing woman overlayed with Entropy Resins and black onyx pigment from Black Diamond Pigments.
The fin box will accept any longboard style fin. The rails are made of cork which is more resistant to dings. There are two sheets of Aerialite 6 ounce fiberglass on top and one on bottom. The epoxy is Entropy bio-based epoxy resin which is up to 40% tree sap and is very strong and light.
We included matching paddles of different lengths with blades made of oxidized white oak from the original ribs of the Western Flyer boat and spalted driftwood from a local beach. The shafts are made using the bird beak joinery method from salvaged cherry and black walnut.
As with all Ventana Surfboards, the interior is glassed and sealed, as well.
This board is hollow, lightweight and will paddle as great as it looks. Given the uniqueness of each side, it's two art pieces in one.
Hand crafted in Santa Cruz, California by master artisan Martijn Stiphout.
Dimensions: 8'2" x 30" x 4.5"
Weight: 32 pounds
All Ventana Surfboards are ECOBOARD Project Gold Level Verified by SustainableSurf.org!
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