Ventana Surfboards & Supplies recently launched in Santa Cruz. They’re an eco-conscious, craftsman-focused surf company doing pop-up shops in Santa Cruz and the San Francisco Bay Area. They also have some amazing, reclaimed wood surfboards, handplanes and surf supplies featured on their website: http:/

One of their coolest products is the unique, Save-A-Surf tool. It has four integrated fin screws (FCS and Futures), an Allen wrench secured with tiny magnets, a leash cord, a wax comb and a scraper. This all-in-one tool is perfect for saving your session. It’s a usable piece of art designed and produced in Santa Cruz by master craftsman Martijn Stiphout. They are laser cut to exact specifications, hand oiled and assembled by Ventana.

Their latest run is made with sustainably grown, Honduras Mahogany. The wood is offcut from the production of guitar necks by the Santa Cruz Guitar Company. The back of each tool is laser etched with name of the wood and their logo. The Santa Cruz Guitar Company has created custom guitars for some of the top names in the music industry: Eric Clapton, Elvis Costello, Dick Dale, Jimmy Buffet, Johnny Cash and hundreds of others. The leash cords are made from left over paracord from the creation of Ventana Khordz mugs, and they’re super strong.

Derek Dodds

Derek Dodds is founder of the world's first ecological surf company Wave Tribe, surfboard shaper, world traveler, author and Mini Simmons enthusiast.

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I'm Derek Dodds, the guy behind I love surfing, shaping, adventure travel, IPAs, useful gear, and all things related to the sea.