We love supporting local, we love supporting independent brands and makers, we love supporting ladies - and Hannah from Ways Away Surf Boards ticks all of these boxes.
This incredibly talented and humble shaper has had us all in awe of the beautiful boards she has sitting in our store, drawing many people in from the street just to admire the craftsmanship.
Living locally, we are lucky enough to get to spend a bit of time getting to know Hannah, from sharing beers and conversations about music, surf and environmental topics or just having a laugh - Hannah is someone we are beyond stoked to have onboard the Sea Bones journey.
If you are interested in purchasing a Ways Away board - either one in stock or a custom, give us a call on (02) 6680 7384 or email email@example.com and we will be able to help work out the dream board for you shaped by this dream woman.
1. What inspired you to start shaping boards?
I thought it would be good to surf a board that I had made myself.
I really enjoy riding singlefins and I think its because Ive always loved the 70's era singlefin surfing, especially the way that MP and Buttons surfed. Id say guys like that have influenced the style of boards I predominantly make.
3. Where are some of your favourite breaks? Locally and globally?
Im a sucker for points and we are spoilt for those on the North Coast . I think Lennox point, Broken, the Pass and Angourie are some of the funnest waves I have surfed anywhere in the world. I love Cactus down in South Aus too and Ive had fun in Central America.
4. What boards are currently in your personal quiver?
A singlefin mid-length.
5. Where do you shape?
A surfboard factory in Ballina, near the airport.