I knew all ya'll would dig on this, so I took lot's of pics. Here ya go:

This thing was bernanners:
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It won best of in show for wood boards. Yeah, balsa and ebony. That's all inlays too. Not lams. No what I mean Verne, holy mother-of-pearl Batman, bernanners!

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So that was crazy nonsense and took a bunch of shapers and a ton of work. Then I saw this, I kid you not, the most beautiful surfboard in the world. It was hand-shaped by Robert August from old growth balsa. Here's the bottom:

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And, here's the deck:

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Continued on next post.