For those of you who don’t know, we are the UK importers for Xtra Foam blanks; a surfboard blank manufacturer based in Durban, South Africa.
About four times a year we receive a 40ft container from Durban full of surfboard blanks for us to distribute to those interested in shaping, either for a living or as a hobby. Over the years we have been discussing with the top shapers across the UK on what sort of blank they are using (what better way to stay with the trends in board making).
This information is then relayed back to Rod McDonald (owner of Xtra Foam and of no relation to the clown that brought you the golden arches and angry waistlines), who then creates the top quality foam through his secret formulas and production techniques.
So last week after a full day of back breaking blank shifting, we have filled our warehouse with blanks which are waiting to be transformed into dazzling watercraft.
So if you are thinking of creating a surfing masterpiece please take a look at full range available on our website. We also provide the plugs, cloth and resin; all the ingredients to making your own stick.