At just 16, Jalaan Slabb has already made a name for herself in the male dominated industry of surfboard construction. Jalaan is a young Indigenous woman from Bandjalung Country, located on the North Coast of NSW. Born into a surfing family, Jalaan fell in love with the ocean at a young age.
In designing and shaping surfboards, she wanted to create something that connected her to her love for the ocean and her connection to surf and culture. Jalaan’s aim is to connect with people to create something unique and personal and recently shaped a board for 2 x Womens World Surfing Champion Tyler Wright. Respecting the land, the ocean and each other guides her creative process.
Jalaan will be presenting ‘Finding your Next Quiver’ alongside Gillian;
Learn how the right board can make you a better surfer
And things to look for when choosing a board that meets your needs. Meet two local female shapers, Gillian Buttress-Grove and Jalaan Slabb who will share their approach to the fine craft of shaping and the simple things you can look for when buying your next board.
Suitable for ages 13 years and older.