The Vans Duct Tape Festival shapers heading out for the evening glass-off on four of their eight, hand shaped sleds. These boards will be available (and free) for anyone to demo at 58 Surf Shop in Ericeira.
(L to R) Ainara Aymat, James Parry, Harry Bryant, and Ivan Florence.
Introducing our 4th and final surfer / shaper: James Parry
Jimmy James is coming in hot to Portugal with these freshly carved, retro-inspired boards you can personally ride during the Vans Duct Tape Festival. May 17-19 at Ribeira D’ilhas.
“The first board is an 8’0” double ender from the transitional era of board design. The nose and tail are almost, but not quite the same width. The second is a ’70s replica — a 6’10” with the wide point forward and a pulled in tail.”
“I just started my own brand [Parry Surfboards] and I’m currently up to 23 boards [shaped]. I’m changing my techniques so much on every board and being experimental, while learning how to rectify mistakes and figuring out what works.”
“Depending on the waves, I’m really interested to see how the 8’0” goes. Especially if we get chance to surf the point.”
“Growing up and doing the European Longboard Tour, I’ve traveled through Ericeira a few times and absolutely love the area. I’m excited to spend a few days with the Vans crew riding unique boards.”
It’s almost time to kick off our first #VansDuctTape of 2019.
Four surfer/shapers and 32 of the world’s most respected longboarders are heading to Portugal for the Joel Tudor Duct Tape Invitational and Festival.
Come hang with us for a weekend packed with surfing, music, art, and creativity. May 17th-19th, at Ribeira D’Ilhas, Ericeira.
Introducing surfer/shaper No. 1: Ainara Aymat.
“I shaped two different twin fins. I don’t really know the exact sizes, but one of them might be around 5’8” and the other one around 7’8.”
“I wanted to make at least one big board. I went on a surf trip with Lee-Ann Curren to the Mentawais, and was really jealous how much fun she was having on her big twin fins.”
“This was my first time shaping, and I have to say that it is even harder than I thought, but also really relaxing. You can easily get addicted to this.”
“Peta [Surfboards] has helped me out with everything. He has taught me how to shape a board form start to finish. He puts all of his heart on every single board he shapes.”
“I’m really excited to try the bigger one. I’ve never surfed boards bigger than six feet, so it’s gonna be fun!”