From Tom's Creation Plantation by Cyrus Sutton comes a look into the creative world of Tom Wegener who changed the entire surfing culture by introducing the ancient alaia style surfboard into modern times. We live in a world where over 90% of surfers compete for waves on less than 1% of the world's coastlines. To escape overcrowding and localism most surfers travel to far off destinations in search of empty "perfect waves." But what is a perfect wave? Before the shortboard it was a soft point break, now its perfect tubes with air sections.
The fact is, a perfect wave is relative to the surfcraft on which it is ridden. There are perfect waves all around us, it's just a matter of opening our minds... Steeped in Hawaiian tradition, the Alia'a represents the pure essence of board surfing, allowing for faster gliding than modern equipment, and tons of fun.
The film also provides an insight into the life of a craftsman Tom devotion to surfing and the art of making surfboards. With its innovative half surf film/ half shaping tutorial format, this film gives you the working knowledge and stoke to create your own ancient finless surfboard. Shot on location at Australia, California and Hawaii, and featuring Tom and Jon Wegener, Richard Kenvin, Ryan Burch, Cyrus Sutton, Jacob Stuth, Harrison Biden, and Zye Norris.