|Qualifying boards||Ecoboard Level One|
|Brand Description||A family run business based in Encinitas, Wegener manufacture surfboards in the United States, and try to source locally whenever possible.
Jon Wegener has been shaping for 21 years and has dreamed of doing nothing else except surfing and shaping. As a board maker Jon has always tried to find the right board for the right conditions. He loves to make and ride a huge variety of surfboards, from the raw wood of the Alaia, to the “traditional” fiberglass noserider, to the modern shortboard and anything in between. Jon truly believes that there is a time and a place for just about every type of board.
Jon Wegener and his brother Tom Wegener have created “sister” companies. While Wegener Surfboards is based in California, Tom Wegener surfboards is based in Queensland, Australia. They bring together their different approaches to surfing, and influences to collaborate on design and techniques. The outcome of this collaboration is pure functionality and enjoyment that is not stuck in any one style of surfing, but takes the best from the past and present.
|Surfboard Sustainability||Ecoboard Level One boards using qualifying resins and blanks
A lot changed for Jon when he was introduced to Alaias and Paipos. The traditional concepts on what made a surfboard function, and what materials were best for making surfboards were all challenged by these seemingly flat pieces of wood that surf so well!
The ride… and more importantly the sustainability of the Alaia/Paipo cannot be beat. If you want the most sustainable board possible… You will ride an alaia or paipo period. Convincing your average surfboard consumer of this fact has proven to be a challenge. So Jon went back into the shaping-room with renewed vigor and imagination and started applying what he had learned with the Alaias and Paipos, to surfboards.
He came up with new models such as the Bluegill, which combines the slide of the Alaia with the float and paddle of foam, and the Cy model, a hand veneered 2+1 co-designed with Cyrus Sutton. But he also has become a huge proponent of the recycled or recyclable blank and Entropy resins and strives to use these new tools in every board he builds. He isn’t there yet… you can help him reach his goal by demanding that your next surfboard be made A.S.A.P.!
|Contact Name||Jon Wegener Surfboards|
|How Should ECOBOARD Orders Come In?||Call or email us to place your custom order.|