past/future

explore

Even though the surfboard is an iconic shape, my surfboard designs break the visual mold for that icon. I didn’t intend to deconstruct the icon or make something radically different. My goal was simply to explore the functionality through the form.

TAP

My experiments were done using computer to craft the shapes, but also refined by hand. I always go between the two tool sets.

Meyerhoffer surfboard design

I allowed myself to discover, to fail, and hope.

I’m close to shaping boards that are more like natural objects—alive in the ocean.

…to create an object that your mind can feel close to, that creates a feeling of connection when you use it. Design not driven by appearance, but the experience it might enable.

The surfer will feel the difference.

Thomas, at Surf Ranch, 2018