Water Shoe for a Lead Foot

This quad was recently made for a local surfer named Andrew, who had brought several of his boards to me in the past for repair. He had caved in the decks of all of them. He's a pretty heavy footed surfer and so he wanted something more durable. He figured the extra money spent on a wood board would be offset by not having to shell out cash for repeated repairs. The poplar deck should help keep this board in the water and not back in the shop. The shape is a copy of one of his favorite boards, made by Erik Olson.