retain | REPAIR | REVAMP | RESTORE
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 in Denmark and for sale on the website in February 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
The next ‘Evolution of the Surfboard’ Exhibition will be at the Community Resource Centre, 2 Strickland St, Denmark, Western Australia, 6th - 20th January 2019.
For more information follow the The Exhibition link below.
A busy year
Check out the some of the boards Wayne has been repairing and restoring in the workshop in 2018.
Always up for a challenge, Wayne’s next revamp will be a circa 1976 Santosha shaped by Mick Button and airbrushed by Rob Allen. You don’t see too many airbrushed murals of this vintage from Western Australia. The owner of the board has been collecting for 25 years and this was the first one he has come across. The shaper’s brother informed the owner that Rob sprayed a few dozen murals during the 70’s and recalls seeing an ELO inspired spaceship, melting girl on a pop stick, Stormriders movie promo board and heaps of waves and sunsets! If you have one, Wayne would love to hear from you.