Josh Dowling Shape
Joshua has developed a range of hand built surfboards, in response to a lack of craftsmanship and innovation in modern manufacturing, aiming to bring the sport back to the era of Polynesian Kings, when boards were hewn from Koa trees. In modern times, the craft has transitioned through from a cottage industry to offshore mass production for the mass market.
With combinations of beautiful timber and lightweight aerospace-derived materials, Joshua has developed a stronger, longer-lasting board that is intuitively engineered for performance and tailor made to the individual, transforming the craft. Using these elements, Joshua sees an ongoing journey investigating materials and a combination of craft-based and digital technologies, to keep a cutting edge in surfboard design.