James Otter’s surfboards are the result of the shared twin passions of surfing and fine woodworking craftsmanship, with a strong nod to the planet that we live on.
After sourcing timber from local Cornish woodlands, each and every product goes through an 80 hour-long process that blends the best of old and new; traditional materials and techniques with modern refinements, creating unique boards.
With a background in designing and making award-winning furniture, James turns his skills to crafting wooden surfboards, alongside running workshops for others to learn how to make their own boards. In just a few days, a humble plank of wood is crafted into a finely-tuned instrument ready to take on the waves.
Photography by Jody Daunton