Jon Wegener Bio Mini Surfboard
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The Bio-Mini by Jon Wegener is his own translation of the iconic Mini Simmons style shape being brought back to life in recent years. Jon calls this model the Bio-Mini because of the materials. These boards work best in fun surf in the knee high to overhead range but we have found clean open faced waves are ideal. The board is really fast down the line and is maneuverable and loose for cutbacks and turning. This board is designed with the intermediate to advanced surfer in mind. These boards are made with a recyclable EPS foam core. The glassing is done with Entropy super sap epoxy resin. This resin uses organic material from byproducts from trees and plants used in other products. This material replaces some of the harsh chemicals used in regular epoxy. Please learn more at Entropy Resin www.entropyresins.com. The combination of EPS foam and Entropy resin creates a light, fast responsive board. The fins, are made from Paulownia wood off cuts which are light and work well. There are two versions of this board, a foam version and an all Paulownia wood version where the outer shape is hand shaped out of this amazing wood. Paulownia wood has a low density giving excellent buoyancy and is resistant to soaking up water. Not only is this wood stunning to look at but when you are riding an Alaia or surfboard made with Paulownia timber, another tree starts to grow again. Possibly one of the most enjoyable surfboards you will ever ride, these boards ride amazing! The Bio-Mini is hand shaped and signed by Jon Wegener, world class designer and shaper. Groundswell Supply surfboards are custom made and are prepaid at time of order. Please allow 6-8 weeks for delivery. Oversize shipping fee applies, see actual cost for your zip code at checkout.
About Wegener SurfJon Wegener grew up, began surfing and shaping in Southern California. He has been shaping since 1987 and has dreamed of doing nothing else except surfing and shaping ever since. After his college years in San Diego, he returned to Hermosa Beach, CA and began to work on his passion full-time.
In addition to starting Wegener Surfboards he has also shaped for a number of other veteran shapers including Hap Jacobs, and Bing Surfboards. In 2010 Jon moved to Encinitas, CA. As a board maker Jon has always tried to find the right board for the right conditions. Jon loves to make and ride a huge variety of surfboards. Depending on the surf conditions he rides anything from a finless wooden alaia, to a “traditional” fiberglass noserider, or a progressive shortboard.
In 2005, Jon’s brother Tom Wegener introduced Jon to the Alaia after a trip he had taken to the Bishop Museum in Hawaii. The two brothers have been making Alaias, and Paipos, and trying to get the word out ever since. Along with the boards they make they have been spreading information about Paulownia wood, a special wood perfect for making surfboards. Since Jon began working with wood, he has not only looked for ways to combine his two passions, he has strived to make his regular surfboards “ASAP” (as sustainable as possible).
Jon is more excited about where the surfing world is going now, than at any other time in his surfing/shaping career. At Wegener Surfboards we are thrilled to be at the forefront of this new path that surfing has taken, and we can’t wait to see what new developments are waiting up ahead.
At Groundswell Supply we have been searched carefully for those individuals and companies that are innovators and creators of beautiful and functional things to use in the water. Jon Wegener and Wegener Surf fits the bill precisely. Through Jon and his product testing and creation we have discovered an expanded horizon on how we view a surf craft. Not only is Jon an accomplished board builder and shaper but is an outstanding woodworker who brings this unique skill set into the creation of his designs. He also surfs and tests everything he sells as well as gathering input from riders of his boards. Few shapers we know of offer such a diverse collective of water craft...and the best part is that they work amazing! In our recent interview Jon called himself a “surf doctor”, he has the ability to understand what works best for the conditions, riders ability and desired result. We take all this into account when we build a product for you. Just like a skilled physician there are numerous methods and equipment that can be utilized to accomplish the best outcome. Our approach is to create beautiful handmade products that will give you many of the best rides of your life. With Wegener Surf the Stoke is virtually impossible to avoid.