This interview by Stu Nettle originally appeared on Swellnet.
At the base of Damion Fuller's Board Collector blog is the motto: "Buy high, sell low, enjoy the ride." It's an excellent summation of the values Damion, an industrial designer by trade, adheres to when indulging his old fibreglass obsession. Rather than merely hoarding boards Damion has an express purpose - a method in his board collecting madness - and it's certainly not financial gain.
Swellnet: How many boards do you have?
You only collect boards from 1975 to 1985, why's that?
Reading your blog you elevate surfboard design to something beyond mere utility, do you have a particular ethos or view of the surfboard as an object? And how do you feel about retro remakes? Reckon you could be considered a historian of sorts? Who's your favourite shaper and why? Do you have a white whale out there, a board you'd chase to the ends of the Earth to ride and stick in your collection? What is it and why the allure?