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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]5340A 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]2281Then 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]2040Where 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]1990The 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]1860Fixed 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]2020The 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]1710...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]1770Our 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]1810"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]1760We 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]1740Christer 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]1660And 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]1610The 1985 "team riders" of Wave
[img src=http://waveaction.se/wp-content/flagallery/35-years-of-surfboard-design/thumbs/thumbs_013-wave-action.jpg]1780Interior 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]1770Mats proudly presents......
[img src=http://waveaction.se/wp-content/flagallery/35-years-of-surfboard-design/thumbs/thumbs_015-wave-action-1985-design.jpg]1980One 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]1840Christer pose
[img src=http://waveaction.se/wp-content/flagallery/35-years-of-surfboard-design/thumbs/thumbs_017-tollenas-crew-1989.jpg]1830Tollenäs 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]1710Niklas "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]1640Mats 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]1650Mats 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]1650Donald 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]1550Micke 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]1590Christer at Sprecks, Maui 1988
[img src=http://waveaction.se/wp-content/flagallery/35-years-of-surfboard-design/thumbs/thumbs_025-donald-april-16.jpg]1570Donald 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]2160I 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]1720Christers 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]1550We 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]1510Donald 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]1450Bottom 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]1500Donald forwarding Abay 2015
[img src=http://waveaction.se/wp-content/flagallery/35-years-of-surfboard-design/thumbs/thumbs_032-christer-a-bay-85.jpg]1350Christer 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]1390Fredrik 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]1480Donald 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]1370Donald backie Lejet april 2016
[img src=http://waveaction.se/wp-content/flagallery/35-years-of-surfboard-design/thumbs/thumbs_036-john-freeboarding.jpg]1420Mats´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]1400GoPro 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]1430Fredrik Holmgren 1986
[img src=http://waveaction.se/wp-content/flagallery/35-years-of-surfboard-design/thumbs/thumbs_039-wave-action-line-up-1989.jpg]1570The 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]1690We 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]1450Mats 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]1380Backward 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]1480At 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]1410Christer 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]1340Mats jump jibing. Hot!
[img src=http://waveaction.se/wp-content/flagallery/35-years-of-surfboard-design/thumbs/thumbs_046-donald-going-forward.jpg]1310Donald forward
[img src=http://waveaction.se/wp-content/flagallery/35-years-of-surfboard-design/thumbs/thumbs_048-donald-a-bay-sep-15.jpg]1320Donald, 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]1550Christer 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]1520Christer 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]1390Is 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]1290Donald, 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]1400Donald by Micke Linder april 2016