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Follow the Sun Flyer Fin

$ 295.00
This one-of-a-kind longboard fin was hand painted by Santa Cruz-based artist Follow the Sun ArtAnastasiya Bachmanova. Her beautiful fin represents the marine creatures of the Sea of Cortez, celebrating the history of the Western Flyer boat and the diversity of sea life in Baja California, Mexico.

Ana is an artist, environmentalist, adventure seeker, and mom living in Santa Cruz, California. She was raised in St. Petersburg, Russia and Philadelphia, PA before taking on studies at California State University of Monterey Bay. Her paintings celebrate our beautiful landscapes & wildlife in a colorful, cheerful style. When she’s not painting or hanging with her kiddo, find her surfing, setting up at weekend markets, and hosting relaxing art workshops!

For our last project, Ana painted an incredible piece on a Ventana handplane. For this project, she has outdone herself!

The fin is made of Alaska yellow cedar used in the reconstruction of the Western Flyer boat, 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.

This fin can be fiber glassed onto any surfboard or displayed as an art piece. You can choose a reclaimed wood base from more than ten different historical sources - original Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk redwood, salvaged elm from San Jose State University, Alaskan yellow cedar from the original Hollywood Bowl benches, Cabernet Sauvignon wine tank redwood, and many more. After purchase, we'll contact you to help you select your base which can be engraved with the Ventana logo or with a custom engraving of your choice.

This fin is glassed with sap-based Entropy Resins, soy-based Ecopoxy, and Aerialite fiberglass.

Length: 9 inches

All Ventana Fins are ECOBOARD Project Gold Level Verified by SustainableSurf.org!

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About Us
  • Ventana Surfboards & Supplies has the highest bars for artisanship and environmental responsibility. We create hollow-framed, reclaimed wooden surfboards; bodysurfing handplanes; eco surf apparel, and sustainable surf supplies that are loved by adventurers everywhere. The Ventana team lives and works 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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