South Hand Crafted is an independent workshop and surf brand based in Boscombe, Dorset and born from a passion of all things sea and mountain.
Having visited the lab for a machine induction, David began to explore the possibilities of creating texture and grip using relief etching, and therefore removing the need for grip tape. Excited by the initial results, he decided to diversify from hand planes and belly boards into skateboard decks. He carefully prepared his on ply and worked backwards to create beautiful and unique long boards with etched designs on the top. Also, he has created wallet sized wax combs which double up as air fresheners.