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Ventana Western Flyer Belts by Cali Maple Designs

$ 95.00

Cali Maple Designs

These removable, snap-on belt buckles are created exclusively for Ventana by Cali Maple Designs and come with a hand-cut, leather belt in charcoal black or chocolate brown.

Each buckle is made from reclaimed wood from John Steinbeck's Western Flyer boat and is laser cut and engraved with the Ventana Treefish Logo. Jana Dougan of Santa Cruz-based Cali Maple Designs then glues them into each metal buckle and applies multiple coats of high quality, high gloss resin. These are as beautiful as they are unique.

The buckle incorporates an easy to use, hook-in-hole design. 



John Steinbeck's Western Flyer boat

The wood in the buckles is 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. 

We'll be donating 5% of the profits from these belts to the Western Flyer Foundation to help fund the restoration of the boat.

Western Flyer FoundationThe metal for the buckles and the leather comes from overseas. We plan to work with Cali Maple to see if we can improve on this together.


John SteinbeckAdventure

Strap these through a pair of jeans and imagine yourself sailing into the Sea of Cortez with John Steinbeck and Doc Ricketts.


Technical Details

Each buckle comes with a belt. The combo is $95. After you order, we’ll email you photos of the buckles we have in stock so you can pick the look you want. 

Buckle Dimensions: 2" Long x 10/16" Wide x 1/8" Thick

Width of belt: 1 1/2"

Buckle size: 1 1/2" x 2 1/2" x 1/8"

Belt Size Chart:

  • S: 30"-32" Length: 38"
  • M: 33"-35" Length: 41"
  • L: 36"-38" Length: 44"
  • XL: 39"-41" Length: 47"

There are total of seven holes, 1" apart. We recommend that you measure where you will wear the belt, add 1-2" and then pick the size where this number falls.

Leather Colors:

  • Charcoal Black
  • Chocolate Brown

Watch Jana Dougan of Cali Maple Designs talk about these incredible collaboration belts!

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About Us
  • Ventana Surfboards & Supplies sells hollow, reclaimed wooden surfboards; bodysurfing handplanes; stringed musical instruments, and; eco surf apparel and supplies that are loved by adventurers everywhere. We live and work in Santa Cruz, California where we test our products on some of the most challenging waves on the planet. Ventana donates at least 5% of profits to ocean conservation.

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  •   We're an online surf shop and wholesaler with occasional pop up shops around California.

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