Plum Patchwork Kuba Cloth Surfboard
Material: Hand shaped polyurethane foam and fiberglass
Made In: USA
OFFERED STYLES + DIMENSIONS:
Funboard: 24" W X 84" H X 2.5" D
Fish: 21" W x 70" H x 2.5" D
Shortboard: 19" W X 70" H X 1.5" D
Avoid heat and prolonged and direct exposure to sunlight. When transporting your board, always use a board bag. If using your board for decor, please secure it to the wall adequately to prevent the board from falling.
Surfboards are made to order.
Flat rate delivery for this item is $95 within the continental US. Shipping costs outside the continental US are calculated at checkout. This item may be returned within 30 days of delivery. Due to the difficulty of packaging and shipping of surfboards, St. Frank will charge a fee for returning this item. Please contact us for further information.
This surfboard brings together the quality of legendary shaper Gary Linden of Linden Surfboards and our St. Frank Plum Patchwork Kuba Cloth textile pattern. Gary Linden has been a surfer for over 50 years and has been shaping boards for almost as long. He is a founder of the Big Wave Tour and is the oldest active big wave surfer today. This collaboration combines the highest standards of a functional surfboard with artistic expression that can live on the water or your walls.
This surfboard is made using fabric inspired by Kuba cloth, a unique textile featuring complex designs that are created when various geometric raffia pieces are stitched to a plain raffia background. The resulting rough surface is punctuated by repeated geometric patterns with unexpected interruptions in design. Men cultivate the raffia palm and weave the raffia cloth; women then create the patterned textiles. Traditionally, Kuba cloth was used as a wrapped skirt worn during burials. Later, it was incorporated in ceremonial dress for ritual dances and other celebrations.