The Orca.


Strength, power and beauty are things that come to my mind when I see an orca. It doesn’t matter how many times I see one, I will always stop what I’m doing and watch until it disappears beneath the waves. However the thought of them disappearing completely is a tough pill to swallow. Due to the many obstacles that the planet and oceans are now facing, orcas are struggling to survive.


I wanted to make a board that would pay tribute to them. The shape of the board and fin is meant to resemble a breaching orca, coloured jet black. The top of the surfboard represents an ocean full of orca.


Each individual orca was laser-cut out of recycled western red cedar – over 300 pieces in total. It was then pieced together like a puzzle and laminated with fiberglass. All of the cedar used in this project was recycled. This surfboard is hollow, built over ribs and a spine like all of the boards I make. Built to surf.


To pay tribute to the orcas, and help contribute to their conservation, I will be donating a portion of the proceeds from the sale of this board to @salishseasorcas. A portion of the proceeds will also go to @ecologica film project supporting the endangered resident orca whales off the Pacific NorthWest coast of Canada. Check out their page and help support a good cause.

6' 10 x 21" x 2.5" Orca

  • Upon purchase of this board, the customer will also recieve a plaque of "waterman surfboards" authenticity along with a eco-board project stamp of approval. The customer will also recieve a hand made board rack or stand of there choice custom made to fit the board for displaying it. Free delivery on Vancouver Island. Shipping costs will be calulated and organized once the board has been purchased.