I have been working on this model for a long time. It's how it all started. I began by wondering how to create a different experience. The feeling slightly adjusted. It became a journey where i explored designs by building them and by surfing them. One by one. Aiming to find, and to understand. Together with other surfers. Listening with curiosity. To create an altered experience. It took me a long time to get to this point. That's OK, and that's why i call it Full Circle.

Meyerhoffer surfboard design
Meyerhoffer surfboard design

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Meyerhoffer surfboard design

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

SURFERS BLOOD
The award winning surf movie by Patrick Trefz. Watch Thomas together with Basque surfers Kepa Acero, Natxo Gonzalez and Californian's Flea Vitrostko, Josh Mulcoy, Richard Kenvin and Shawn Barron. 2016.

the surfboard shape is iconic. I didn’t intend to deconstruct the icon or make something radically different. My goal was simply to explore the functionality through the form. And the resulting experience.

JOSH MULCOY & SLIP IN SINGLE FIN
DROP DEAD
SLIP IN
CAD DEVELOPMENT
ORIGINAL BOARDS FEATURED IN THE SURFERS JOURNAL
MEYERHOFFER FIN
FLEX BOX CONTINUOUS SHAPE TECHNOLOGY

SLIP IN

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

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.