Ventana Save-A-Surf Box
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We are unable to custom engrave or calibrate custom sundials and still ensure delivery by Christmas.
Free message engraving of up to three lines on the back. Add a note to your order with your message or email us at email@example.com after you place it.
If you would like to have the sundial calibrated for your latitude, let us know. There's a $60 fee if we haven't calibrated for your location in the past.
This is a totally unique tool kit to help you save your surf session when you're out in the wild!
With a bar of Ventana Cold Water XXL wax with surf-related fortune, five integrated fin screws, an Allen wrench secured with tiny magnets, a leash cord, a wax comb and scraper lid, a recycled guitar pick and a stainless steel ring bottle opener, this all-in-one wax box is perfect for saving your session and opening a beer after you surf. Position the Allen wrench in the groove using the angle guide on the back of the box, turn the compass rose to the north and use it as a sundial to tell time in direct sunlight. If you know the time, position the shadow on that hour and it becomes a compass!
This is a usable piece of art designed and produced by master craftsman Martijn Stiphout in Santa Cruz, California. They are laser cut to exact specifications, hand oiled and assembled by Ventana.
See it in action in this short video!
These are made in Santa Cruz with sustainably grown, Honduras Mahogany. We occasionally use wood from French Oak wine barrel staves from the Soquel Vineyards. When we don't use wine barrel wood, we still use beautiful reclaimed woods from cabinet shops and other sources...woods like bay laurel, Alaskan cedar or black walnut.
The Mahogany is offcut from the production of guitar necks by the Santa Cruz Guitar Company. And the leash cords are made from the left over, extra strong 550lb. paracord from Khordz mugs. Our guitar picks are made from spent card keys from the Santa Cruz Dream Inn. The Allen wrenches, magnets and screws, while sourced from U.S. companies, are likely made overseas. We're working on improving that piece of the supply chain.
These are as beautiful as they are useful. Buy one today and use it at your home break or off-road in the wild whenever you need to save your surf session! And after a good surf, we think you should use the bottle opener on a local brew like the great beers served up by Humble Sea Brewery.
The sundial is calibrated for California (37 Degrees North Latitude). We can customize for your location for an additional $60, or we can leave the sundial off. Contact us for more information.
- Honduras Mahogany wood from the Santa Cruz Guitar Company
- Reclaimed black walnut, bay laurel, French Oak wood from Soquel Vineyards wine barrels or wood from other interesting species
- Wax box fits any size bar
- Bar of Ventana XXL Cold Water Wax with surf fortune
- Wax comb/scraper sliding lid
- Upcycled guitar pick
- Embedded Allen wrench
- 5 embedded, stainless steel fin screws (2 FCS, 2 Futures and 1 longboard screw). If you would like a different mix of screws, let us know.
- Laser cut sundial/compass (calibrated for Santa Cruz @ 37 degrees North Latitude)
- Paracord leash cord
- Stainless Steel Bottle Opener Ring
- Dimensions: 3.5" x 4" x 2.25"