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Wave Action retro continues. The start of a new beginning?

Where can I get my new Wave Action surfboard? Well, you need to start here by learning about the 80’s and our history. You have probably seen some of it before but not in this context. This editorial is a photo essay about 35 years of search of the Wave Action gene. Its astonishing how much enthusiasm and stoke can create. And this is what keeps us to go on and on and on and………. Don’t you miss the 1985 film Vågspel (“Waveplay”).

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Ok; Will there be a new Wave Action surfboard at sale in shop near you?      Well..you’ll never know.

Photos by Wave Action if not stated otherwise.

35 years of surfboard design

Another historic presentation from 1981 up to just recently.

[img src=http://waveaction.se/wp-content/flagallery/35-years-of-surfboard-design/thumbs/thumbs_000-nikas-donaldsons-wave-action-quiver-2016.jpg]5280A new kind of Wave Action board design? Photo Micke Linder.
[img src=http://waveaction.se/wp-content/flagallery/35-years-of-surfboard-design/thumbs/thumbs_001-80s-vs-present-day.jpg]2211Then and now
[img src=http://waveaction.se/wp-content/flagallery/35-years-of-surfboard-design/thumbs/thumbs_002-the-king-robby-naish-in-tylisand-1981.jpg]1970Where it all started....in Tylösand 1981!
[img src=http://waveaction.se/wp-content/flagallery/35-years-of-surfboard-design/thumbs/thumbs_003-81-82-line-up.jpg]1950The first lineup of Mistral remakes. Fantasy has no boundaires.
[img src=http://waveaction.se/wp-content/flagallery/35-years-of-surfboard-design/thumbs/thumbs_004.jpg]1810Fixed footstrap setup
[img src=http://waveaction.se/wp-content/flagallery/35-years-of-surfboard-design/thumbs/thumbs_005-cino-m-shaper-h-i-c-and-tc-oahu-1982.jpg]1960The inspiration. Cino Magallanes at T&C shop at Pearl City, Ohau. Cino is still shaping surfboards for locals and top surfers at North Shore.
[img src=http://waveaction.se/wp-content/flagallery/35-years-of-surfboard-design/thumbs/thumbs_006-wave-action-shaper-kjetil-gardshol.jpg]1640...and the follower at our own shop, The Pigsty! Kjetil managed to shape around 250 boards in 10 years. Thats nothing compared to industrial shapers with about 1000/year.
[img src=http://waveaction.se/wp-content/flagallery/35-years-of-surfboard-design/thumbs/thumbs_007-wave-action-anno-1983-tylisand.jpg]1720Our first lineup of Clark Foam boards in 1983 before we created our logo
[img src=http://waveaction.se/wp-content/flagallery/35-years-of-surfboard-design/thumbs/thumbs_008-built-in-bohuslnn-sweden-1983.jpg]1760"Built in Bohuslän Sweden"-theme. This is the first one with our new logo in a shooting also for O´Neill wetsuits. Wave Action served as agents for O'Neill in Sweden during a very short period. We also had connections with Stüssy, Quiksilver and the rest of the brands. That could have developed into something.......
[img src=http://waveaction.se/wp-content/flagallery/35-years-of-surfboard-design/thumbs/thumbs_009-1984.jpg]1710We experimented a lot with channels...but honestly! Note the California Fin System sidefins, another cooperation we had with surf industry in California, but you won't find them anymore.
[img src=http://waveaction.se/wp-content/flagallery/35-years-of-surfboard-design/thumbs/thumbs_010-christer-in-action-a-bay-84.jpg]1690Christer with his first Wave produced board Apelviken 1984. Photo by Claes Axstål.
[img src=http://waveaction.se/wp-content/flagallery/35-years-of-surfboard-design/thumbs/thumbs_011-kjetil-mule-kick-skanir-85.jpg]1610And Kjetil with his first one.
[img src=http://waveaction.se/wp-content/flagallery/35-years-of-surfboard-design/thumbs/thumbs_012-tollenas-crew-1985.jpg]1550The 1985 "team riders" of Wave
[img src=http://waveaction.se/wp-content/flagallery/35-years-of-surfboard-design/thumbs/thumbs_013-wave-action.jpg]1710Interior from the glassing room at the Pigsty
[img src=http://waveaction.se/wp-content/flagallery/35-years-of-surfboard-design/thumbs/thumbs_014-mats-a-bay-1985.jpg]1700Mats proudly presents......
[img src=http://waveaction.se/wp-content/flagallery/35-years-of-surfboard-design/thumbs/thumbs_015-wave-action-1985-design.jpg]1910One of the final productions..and Yes! We did also produce a few asymmetrical designs.
[img src=http://waveaction.se/wp-content/flagallery/35-years-of-surfboard-design/thumbs/thumbs_016-christer-1987.jpg]1760Christer pose
[img src=http://waveaction.se/wp-content/flagallery/35-years-of-surfboard-design/thumbs/thumbs_017-tollenas-crew-1989.jpg]1740Tollenäs tribe of Wave teamriders
[img src=http://waveaction.se/wp-content/flagallery/35-years-of-surfboard-design/thumbs/thumbs_018-donald-high-forward-lnjet-15.jpg]1650Niklas "Donald" Donaldson trying out his 2015-line of Wave Action.
[img src=http://waveaction.se/wp-content/flagallery/35-years-of-surfboard-design/thumbs/thumbs_020-mats-kailua-bay-86.jpg]1590Mats power jibe on a trip to Kailua, Oahu in 1986
[img src=http://waveaction.se/wp-content/flagallery/35-years-of-surfboard-design/thumbs/thumbs_021-mats-jump-jibe-89.jpg]1600Mats pose of 1989
[img src=http://waveaction.se/wp-content/flagallery/35-years-of-surfboard-design/thumbs/thumbs_022-donald-cut-back-lnjet-15.jpg]1600Donald cutting edge Wave Action remake of 2015
[img src=http://waveaction.se/wp-content/flagallery/35-years-of-surfboard-design/thumbs/thumbs_023-micke-lygner-cheese-apelviken-88.jpg]1480Micke Lygner rolling with his first Wave Action board. The board was the shortest one we made, only about 235, but narrow.
[img src=http://waveaction.se/wp-content/flagallery/35-years-of-surfboard-design/thumbs/thumbs_024-christer-sprecks-maui-88.jpg]1530Christer at Sprecks, Maui 1988
[img src=http://waveaction.se/wp-content/flagallery/35-years-of-surfboard-design/thumbs/thumbs_025-donald-april-16.jpg]1510Donald again, only a week ago on the 2016 Wave Action remake line.
[img src=http://waveaction.se/wp-content/flagallery/35-years-of-surfboard-design/thumbs/thumbs_026-wave-action-tylisand-1984.jpg]2040I picture Claes Axstål shot at Tylösand in 1984. It later appeared in an ad for SurfSport Magazine.
[img src=http://waveaction.se/wp-content/flagallery/35-years-of-surfboard-design/thumbs/thumbs_027-surfing-south-point-barbados-wave-action-mini-tanker-1993.jpg]1640Christers favorite surfspot of the 90`s; South Point of Barbados.
[img src=http://waveaction.se/wp-content/flagallery/35-years-of-surfboard-design/thumbs/thumbs_028-christer-cut-back-point-perfekt-jaeren-norway-1989.jpg]1470We did a pioneer search trip with no expectations what so ever and found this; Another fantastic spot; Flystripa at Jären, Norway in 1989.
[img src=http://waveaction.se/wp-content/flagallery/35-years-of-surfboard-design/thumbs/thumbs_029-donald-high-backloop-a-bay-15.jpg]1430Donald on high altitude, Abay 2015
[img src=http://waveaction.se/wp-content/flagallery/35-years-of-surfboard-design/thumbs/thumbs_030-bottom-turn-a-bay-2015.jpg]1360Bottom turn Abay 2015
[img src=http://waveaction.se/wp-content/flagallery/35-years-of-surfboard-design/thumbs/thumbs_031-donald-forward-a-bay-2015.jpg]1430Donald forwarding Abay 2015
[img src=http://waveaction.se/wp-content/flagallery/35-years-of-surfboard-design/thumbs/thumbs_032-christer-a-bay-85.jpg]1270Christer jump cruising with football fin and all, Abay 1985
[img src=http://waveaction.se/wp-content/flagallery/35-years-of-surfboard-design/thumbs/thumbs_033-wave-action-1986.jpg]1320Fredrik proudly presents 1986 design line.
[img src=http://waveaction.se/wp-content/flagallery/35-years-of-surfboard-design/thumbs/thumbs_034-bottom-turn-lnjet-15.jpg]1410Donald at bottom turn Lejet 2015
[img src=http://waveaction.se/wp-content/flagallery/35-years-of-surfboard-design/thumbs/thumbs_035-backies-lnjet-16.jpg]1300Donald backie Lejet april 2016
[img src=http://waveaction.se/wp-content/flagallery/35-years-of-surfboard-design/thumbs/thumbs_036-john-freeboarding.jpg]1350Mats´son, John free boarding on a special made Wave Action summer of 2014
[img src=http://waveaction.se/wp-content/flagallery/35-years-of-surfboard-design/thumbs/thumbs_037.jpg]1320GoPro selfie of John free boarding.
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[img src=http://waveaction.se/wp-content/flagallery/35-years-of-surfboard-design/thumbs/thumbs_038-fredrik-holmgren-1986.jpg]1330Fredrik Holmgren 1986
[img src=http://waveaction.se/wp-content/flagallery/35-years-of-surfboard-design/thumbs/thumbs_039-wave-action-line-up-1989.jpg]1470The 1989 design line of Wave Action surfboards. Shaved ice!
[img src=http://waveaction.se/wp-content/flagallery/35-years-of-surfboard-design/thumbs/thumbs_040-tomas-persson-and-wave-action.jpg]1600We did actually have a professional team rider. Our Swedish world champion. Tomas Persson. Today owner and designer of Simmer Sails.
[img src=http://waveaction.se/wp-content/flagallery/35-years-of-surfboard-design/thumbs/thumbs_041-mats-brofors-pozo-84.jpg]1370Mats at Pozo in November 1984 on a "design" trip we made.
[img src=http://waveaction.se/wp-content/flagallery/35-years-of-surfboard-design/thumbs/thumbs_042-backies-lnjet-16.jpg]1290Backward at Lejet in 2016
[img src=http://waveaction.se/wp-content/flagallery/35-years-of-surfboard-design/thumbs/thumbs_043-kjetil-wave-action-mini-tanker.jpg]1390At the end we also did a few surfboards as this minitanker. This one was stolen a couple of years ago. Shame on you!
[img src=http://waveaction.se/wp-content/flagallery/35-years-of-surfboard-design/thumbs/thumbs_044-christer-playa-ingles-84.jpg]1320Christer outside Playa Ingles, Gran Canaria 1984
[img src=http://waveaction.se/wp-content/flagallery/35-years-of-surfboard-design/thumbs/thumbs_045-mats-jump-jibe-88.jpg]1270Mats jump jibing. Hot!
[img src=http://waveaction.se/wp-content/flagallery/35-years-of-surfboard-design/thumbs/thumbs_046-donald-going-forward.jpg]1250Donald forward
[img src=http://waveaction.se/wp-content/flagallery/35-years-of-surfboard-design/thumbs/thumbs_048-donald-a-bay-sep-15.jpg]1270Donald, late summer cutback september 2015
[img src=http://waveaction.se/wp-content/flagallery/35-years-of-surfboard-design/thumbs/thumbs_049-wave-action-boards-from-the-80s.jpg]1490Christer showing the artifacts from the 80's
[img src=http://waveaction.se/wp-content/flagallery/35-years-of-surfboard-design/thumbs/thumbs_050-c-holm-lnjet-2016.jpg]1460Christer proudly presents........april 2016. Photo by Micke Linder
[img src=http://waveaction.se/wp-content/flagallery/35-years-of-surfboard-design/thumbs/thumbs_051-wave-action-quiver-2016.jpg]1340Is this the beginning of the future? Photo by Micke Linder.
[img src=http://waveaction.se/wp-content/flagallery/35-years-of-surfboard-design/thumbs/thumbs_052-wave-actions-team-rider.jpg]1240Donald, star rider of Wave Action 2016....and more will come
[img src=http://waveaction.se/wp-content/flagallery/35-years-of-surfboard-design/thumbs/thumbs_047-donald-lajet-april-16-photo-m-linder.jpg]1360Donald by Micke Linder april 2016