SSFF | SHAPING CONTEST
A short documentary about the SSFF shaping contest.
So much more than a tool, the surfboard is the philosophical icon, a sacred craft, a culturally pervasive symbol of freedom, adventure and enduring youth. This is why the surfboard builder was once the primary arbiter of surfing culture, from those early Hawaiian kahunas to the first wave of board manufactures. Surfboard builders shaped surf culture, both literally and figuratively. It was all about the ride–what you wore came second. At SKATE AND SURF FILM FESTIVAL Milano, wants to maintain this philosophy. To put the surfboard — and the modern day kahunas who craft and design them — back at the forefront of surf culture. Today the international surfboard building community places surf culture, its influence, its importance, its responsibility, back in the hands of the artisans who shape our sacred craft – and ultimately our future.
As you probably know this year was enriched by an ability performance on the construction of surfboards with some of the best Italian shapers and the iconic Lightning Bolt shapers and surfers Rory Russell and Craig Hollingsworth as judges.