Western Flyer Bonobo Longboard 9'0"
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The Bonobo model was designed for quick pop-ups, outstanding maneuverability and nose-riding. It's perfect for a small, mushy day or an overhead break. This shape will be your go-to longboard. It's available in 7'6' to 10'0' lengths.
The Bonobo is part of the Ventana Locus Surfboards Eco Collection, a collaboration to create high performance, eco-responsible, foam-based surfboards.
The model was hand-crafted for our friend, Laura Orantes. It has a center stringer made by Ventana's Martijn Stiphout using Indian rosewood and spruce from Santa Cruz Guitar Company production offcuts along with reclaimed redwood.
The tail block is made is made from a very special piece of Douglas fir from the hull of the Western Flyer, considered by many to be the most famous fishing boat in the world. John Steinbeck, Ed "Doc" Ricketts and crew sailed this 77-foot sardine boat into the Sea of Cortez in Baja California, Mexico in 1940. The following year, Steinbeck published his book, The Log from the Sea of Cortez, about the adventure. Learn more about this amazing boat and Ventana's use of its wood.
The glassed on fins are made from the handles of the chip brushes used in the glassing of the board!
This model uses a Marko Foam 25% Recycled EPS blank that is also 100% recyclable.
It has a 3-fin Futures and longboard fin box setup. Like all Ventana boards, this one is glassed with Entropy Bio Resin, a very strong and lightweight epoxy made with a high tree sap content. The top deck uses a sheet of 6 ounce fiberglass plus a sheet of 4 ounce; the bottom uses a single 6 ounce sheet. The hand-turned leash plug is made of Honduras mahogany guitar neck offcuts from the Santa Cruz Guitar Company.
The board was made in Santa Cruz, California and is a collaboration between innovative shaper Tyler Hopkins of Locus Surfboards and master craftsman Martijn Stiphout of Ventana.
Pictured Dimensions: 9'0' x 22.75' x 3'
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All Ventana Locus Surfboards are ECOBOARD Project Level One Verified by SustainableSurf.org!
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