About this time last year, I was contacted by Finisterre to build a board for one of their team riders.
Carlos Burle was the natural choice as he is 2 x big wave world champion and as well as being a great ambassador for generally pushing the boundaries of big wave surfing, he is also really involved in environmental issues and probably the most lightly candidate for trying out one of my guns on the most testing of platforms Oahu's north shore.
I build the board in my workshop this summer and Finisterre kindly shipped it out for me in early December, and no sooner than santa could of delivered it him self it was in the capable hands of a grinning Mr Burle.
Today he sent me a pic of him getting shacked at Sunset, which filled me with pride, and I was as stoked as you could possibly be unless I actually got to be there myself.
Pics and comments are at the link on my blogspot above.