See video of the board being made here: https://vimeo.com/229817823 See detailed blog post here: http://justinbeswick.co.za/2017/08/mussage-when-we-plant-the-tree/ Before heading through to Pemba, Mozambique I had made contact with a couple of people living in the area there to get their input on the waves. I'd been up North by boat before, but couldn't recall what the waves were like. I received advice that there were very small waves and nothing really worth added effort of travelling with boards. So I took that advice and figured I'd just focus my ocean time on diving. However, on arrival in Pemba, I found waves right on our doorstep! Being greeted every morning with rideable waves, but no board at hand would have driven me insane. So, I figured the local Dhow craftsman would have the skills to shape a wooden surfboard - this journey proved they certainly do! The board was constructed out of Mbila Tree, which is the same wood used for the Dhows. However, with hindsight, I would recommend using a lighter wood from the region.