Kohler Arts Dispatch

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Between meetings I strolled down from the Kohler Arts Center to the lakefront for some fresh air and was happy to find a handful of surfers negotiating the lumpy break of an offshore blow. I look forward to having the students of Ecole School investigate the surf culture of the region as part of our project with Kohler’s Connecting Communities program, and I’ve already heard rumor of a few shapers in the area. I’m interested to know how boards designed for salt water surfing perform in fresh water, and wonder if there may be the potential to develop a fresh water, lake region board. My approach would be to start with an indigenous tree, perhaps cottonwood, and discover the right shape through trial and error.

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