Quivers – Ben Bourgeois

The Quiver Of A Road Warrior

Height: 5’8″

Weight: 140 lbs.

In his quest for world dominance and WQS points, Ben Bourgeois has been on the road for nearly eight straight years. In this time, he’s learned a lot about traveling with multiple boards crammed into oversized coffin board bags and overcharging airline minions. “The best way to get around the extra baggage fee with surfboards is to put your board bag off to the side where they can’t see it, and while you check in, tell them, ‘I have a surfboard over there,’ and point to where your board is,” says the fee-skipping Bourgeois.

(From right to left)

7’0″ x 18″ x 2 1/8″

“Pat Mulhern shaped this one. It’s my all-time favorite board for Hawai’i and the best 7’0″ I’ve ever had.”

6’1″ x 18″ x 2 1/8″

“Old faithful. I’ve had this one for two years and still got it.”

6’3″ x 18″ x 2 1/8″

6’6″ x 18″ x 2 1/8″

“These are pretty much the same board. Bill Johnson shaped these one after the other, and they turned out real similar.”

6’8″ x 18″ x 2 1/8″

“Glen Minami shaped this one-it’s a Hawai’i specialty board.”

5’11” x 18″ x 2 1/8″

“This is my all-around shortboard for contests and waves under four feet.”