About the Builder


The son of a carpenter and a classical singer, Duncan Lyster has been building wooden surfboards since 2014, with the goal of making them as lightweight, and as strong as possible. He found his passion for crafting wooden surfboards while studying physics at the University of Exeter, UK, and quickly devoted his time to research and development of his designs. He spent a year surfing and studying in Australia and in 2017 he started working on Lyster Surfcraft full time after the final stretch of his master's degree. He is now living in Ulladulla, NSW.

Always in search of the next improvement to his designs, he's gone from working with chisels and spokeshaves, to aircraft plywoods and carbon-fibre, but he thinks he's settled here for now... 

Check out The Explorer Surfboard.

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