The Travel Beater Project is a DIY open source travel surfboard that can be brought on a plane as a carry on. This board is a work in progress and utilizes Catch Surf's Beater surfboard. Matthew McGregor-Mento explains exactly how he made his board, his thought process behind the project, and how to make your own. He hopes you’ll make one yourself, improve upon his ideas and share your version here: travelbeaterproject.com/

Note: Contrary to what the V/O explains in the video, Matt says there are actually 4 stringers inside the board. And he is using a jigsaw, not a hacksaw...

For more on The Travel Beater, check out our interview on KorduroyTV with Matt: korduroy.tv/2012/the-travel-beater-project-surf-sufficient

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