Swaylock’s Build of the Month is a monthly contest celebrating surfboards & the people that make them.
BOTM January, 2023
(voting ends February 15, 2023)
BOTM February, 2023
(voting ends March 15, 2023)
This contest is open to any and all builders. That means beginners to pros and everyone in between. The Swaylock’s community is quick to reward effort and creativity — so posting good, compelling imagery along with some great writing should go a long way with voters.
Surfboards, SUPs, paddleboards, foils, fins, paipos, hand-planes. Anything surfcraft related really. CAD/CNC shapes are fine, but the finished product should demonstrate hand-finishing. Your build must be a completed project — not a work-in-progress.
Once a month, submit your entry by emailing your favorite completed build to firstname.lastname@example.org. Submissions should have a max of 10 images (or a video) showing progress and completion of your build.
Model name (eg. “Pocket Rocket”)
Materials (eg. Balsa, EPS foam, etc) and when applicable, material manufacturer or supplier.
Any details about the build you want to share. This is a good place to share inspiration, learnings, mentors, etc.
Each month, submissions for that month are compiled and sent to Swaylocks Digest subscribers for voting. Voting is also open to the general public.
The winner for that month will be announced two weeks later.
At the end of the year we’ll have a final subscriber vote for Build of the Year chosen from the monthly winners.
Build of the Month: Swaylock’s T-shirt, sticker & other prizes from our sponsors
Build of the Year:
1st Place: $1000
2nd Place: $250
3rd Place: $50
Note: Sponsor contributed prizes to be announced soon. Contact me if you want to contribute prizes to Build of the Month, I’ll be adding sponsors all year long.
Questions? Use the comments below, email me or hit me up in the Discord forums.
Some other updates…
The new forums on Discord are off to an incredible start. 230 people have joined with both old and new members showing up! Fresh topics and threads are being added up daily.
The new format is great. Sharing images and videos is easy. Posting and replying is quick and interactive. Overall, I find the format way more interactive and engaging and I’m very stoked about where it’s headed.
If you’ve been holding off, now’s the time to join. If you if you still need a hand with Discord, check out this post from a few weeks back.
Be sure to say hi and introduce yourself when you land.
Thanks for reading and until next time, start pulling your build together and consider entering the Build of the Month!
P.S. If you haven’t followed it yet, checkout my new instagram handle @swaylocksarchive — I’m posting there once every few days.
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