Wayne Winchester takes enormous pride in all his work. Whether it's basic repairs or a full restoration, attention to detail is guaranteed.
The restoration of vintage surfboards can vary dramatically from board to board. The condition of the board generally defines the restoration process, and can vary from minor cosmetic work to a full strip and re-glass.
In all cases, restoration work must always be in keeping with the era of the board and use techniques that give a finished product reflecting the original board.
From a collector’s perspective, surfboards in original condition will always hold greater value. If damage cannot be repaired in a way that retains authenticity of the surfboard, it may simply be best not to do any work at all.
When undertaking restoration work for clients, there may also be specific requirements that guide the process. For example, the board may be for display purposes only and require a museum quality restoration, or simply as an everyday rider where a watertight seal and structural integrity is all that is required.
The client may also be constrained by budget, in which case a clear understanding of expectations and the finished result must be fully understood before any work is commenced.
Coming soon…. Merchandise!
To coincide with the ‘Evolution of the Surfboard’ Exhibition, Wayne will have a limited number of T’shirts, caps, stubby holders and vintage surf postcards for sale. These will be available at the exhibition and for sale on the website late 2019. Stay tuned!
Wayne Winchester has been making, collecting and restoring surfboards since 1972. He is widely regarded as a master craftsman in vintage surfboard restoration and operates his current business on the south coast of Western Australia, between Albany and Denmark. This pristine and spectacularly beautiful location provides the perfect opportunity for Wayne to pursue his passion for surfing and the artistry of surfboards.
An exhibition of vintage and modern surfboardS
For past shows and further information follow ‘The Exhibition’ link below.
Check out some of the boards Wayne has been repairing and restoring in the workshop in 2019.
Project Town & Country
Always up for a challenge, Wayne’s next revamp will be a 1983 Town and Country, Hawaiian twin fin, shaped by Nigel Perrow.
After approximately 35 hours work, this board has now been taken from an ugly duckling back to the beautiful board it originally was
Visit the Workshop page to see the final results and the interesting history behind the board!
Not Just Surfboards
If it is made from fibreglass and resin Wayne can restore it. Even the Mobil Gas Pegasus gets to walk and fly again!