The surfboard factory has stood, in this location, on the cliffs above St. Agnes for over 30 years. In its heyday, it built thousands of boards a year and was a hub for local surfers and visiting shapers alike.
In early 2017 after 10 years of gradual decline, it was going to close.
We didn't want to see that happen. We didn't want to see decades of shaping expertise or the art of crafting surfboards lost. So Open was born.
We’ve created a place we’d like to hang out in. A chilled space where there are no silly questions. Where surfboard building knowledge is openly shared. Where bespoke trumps mass produced. Where the people who dedicate their lives to creating the boards we love to ride are supported and promoted. Where surfers can experiment and express their individuality.