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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]4540A 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]1721Then 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]1540Where 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]1440The 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]1360Fixed 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]1500The 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]1250...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]1350Our 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]1390"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]1320We 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]1280Christer 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]1220And 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]1190The 1985 "team riders" of Wave
[img src=http://waveaction.se/wp-content/flagallery/35-years-of-surfboard-design/thumbs/thumbs_013-wave-action.jpg]1250Interior 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]1310Mats proudly presents......
[img src=http://waveaction.se/wp-content/flagallery/35-years-of-surfboard-design/thumbs/thumbs_015-wave-action-1985-design.jpg]1440One 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]1400Christer pose
[img src=http://waveaction.se/wp-content/flagallery/35-years-of-surfboard-design/thumbs/thumbs_017-tollenas-crew-1989.jpg]1410Tollenäs 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]1300Niklas "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]1200Mats 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]1210Mats 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]1230Donald 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]1110Micke 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]1160Christer at Sprecks, Maui 1988
[img src=http://waveaction.se/wp-content/flagallery/35-years-of-surfboard-design/thumbs/thumbs_025-donald-april-16.jpg]1160Donald 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]1570I 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]1260Christers 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]1140We 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]1040Donald 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]990Bottom 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]1050Donald forwarding Abay 2015
[img src=http://waveaction.se/wp-content/flagallery/35-years-of-surfboard-design/thumbs/thumbs_032-christer-a-bay-85.jpg]920Christer 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]1000Fredrik 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]1000Donald 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]1010Donald backie Lejet april 2016
[img src=http://waveaction.se/wp-content/flagallery/35-years-of-surfboard-design/thumbs/thumbs_036-john-freeboarding.jpg]990Mats´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]960GoPro 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]1070Fredrik Holmgren 1986
[img src=http://waveaction.se/wp-content/flagallery/35-years-of-surfboard-design/thumbs/thumbs_039-wave-action-line-up-1989.jpg]1140The 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]1200We 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]1080Mats 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]1010Backward 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]1080At 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]1030Christer 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]990Mats jump jibing. Hot!
[img src=http://waveaction.se/wp-content/flagallery/35-years-of-surfboard-design/thumbs/thumbs_046-donald-going-forward.jpg]950Donald forward
[img src=http://waveaction.se/wp-content/flagallery/35-years-of-surfboard-design/thumbs/thumbs_048-donald-a-bay-sep-15.jpg]990Donald, 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]1150Christer 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]1130Christer 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]1040Is 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]950Donald, 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]1000Donald by Micke Linder april 2016