Words from Simon Anderson:
I was recently asked a question in an interview from a surfing organisation in the UK.
How long does it take to truly understand surfing? Which I guess is another way to ask.. What is surfing all about? The answer to this question is I don’t know. But it did make me think a little. As a surfboard shaper and keen surfer, or previously as a professional surfer, surfing has meant being on the quest of refining and developing surfboards that will improve my surfing experience by solving the problems that the current board I’m surfing is throwing at me.
Every surf is a test session, every turn is a test moment every element is under scrutiny to be improved or remodelled to fit new conditions or performance levels. I’ve had plenty of landmark boards, boards that are magic, that produce the pureness of line and feel, but it’s never enough there are always new ideas or rehashing of old elements to push surfboard design and surfing to new levels.