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Almond explores surfing's roots with their walnut Kookbox

Cutting edge surf design from the '30s.
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Resembling an airplane wing, the Kookbox was what was considered to be the bleeding edge of surf design in the 1930s. Invented by surf legend, Tom Blake, the boards were hollow on the inside making them significantly lighter than the traditional solid wood boards of the era and helped open up the sport to a wider audience.

Today, Almond Surfboards is resurrects the design as an incredible art piece for their Costa Mesa location. The massive 10 footer features an EPS foam core that's wrapped in a stunning oil-finished Walnut exterior and is finished with a solid brass drain plug just like they used to make them back in the day.

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