A master surfboard maker has sold a handcrafted board to a New Zealand buyer for a staggering $1.5 million.
Roy Stuart, from Putaruru in Waikato, has been crafting wooden boards in his workshop, refining designs and striving for “the ultimate ride” for the past two decades. For 14 years, he camped without power or running water, “just a wood stove, eight kids, three dogs, and two cats”. But all the while, he was doing what he loved in pursuit of perfection. Now, it’s all paid off. More. . . . .
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