Otter Surfboards: perfect and durable

The "Cornwall Surfing Style" is the opening season exhibition of the Trelissick Gallery, in Truro, United Kingdom. It's the exploration of the work of artisan and surfer James Otter.

James creates hand-crafted wooden surfboards and furniture that are sculpted to perfection – a true work of art – inspired by the natural world and built using locally supplied sustainable materials.

"My current work has its emphasis on my surfboard project – to develop hollow wooden surfboards to replace and reduce the use of toxic substances in surfboard manufacture and to marry two of my deepest passions," says James.

Alongside his work, the Museum of British Surfing will displaying a small selection of historic wooden surfboards dating back over the last 100 years, beachwear and other items from its collection along with our classic VW combi van.

Surf artist Ben Cook will also be there signing copies of his wonderful books, and the venue itself is in the grounds of the National Trust’s beautiful Trelissick Garden.

Organized by the Cornwall Crafts Association, the launch day runs from 11am – 4pm, but the exhibition of James Otter’s work runs right through until April 4, 2011 (we’re only there on opening day).