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Laurent Golay

  • LGS Board Manufacture
  • Boardmaker
  • Le Brassus, Switzerland
  • Master Artisan
Laurent Golay Boardmaker
Contact
French, English, German
Hours:
Monday to Friday 07:00 - 12:00 / 13:00 - 18:30
Phone:
+41 794570346
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Chasing the perfect board

  • • Laurent custom-makes surfboards, skateboards and more
  • • He uses tools mostly developed by the company
  • • He made his first snowboard at the age of 12

In the middle of the wild countryside of the Vallée de Joux, right next to some of the world's finest watchmakers, is a very special workshop crafting custom-made wooden boards, from skateboards to longboards, powsurfs to SUP-boards. Owner Laurent Golay trained as a carpenter before opening the workshop in 2000. He harnesses traditional woodworking techniques and modern materials to create one-of-a-kind boards inspired by his surroundings. “Like this beautiful forest and these watchmakers’ stunning masterpieces, I want my products to last – if possible for a lifetime,” he says, adding: “I am happy thinking that every rider knows he's riding a unique board with a real identity and soul.”

Read the full interview

Works

  • ©Jean-Christophe Bott Alpha Lim
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  • ©Jean-Christophe Bott Alpha Lim
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LGS Alpha ‘The Line’ limited edition

This longboard, with its progressive and pronounced concave shape, is ideal for going downhill or around large curves. Tested up to 100km/hr, the board has proved very stable. The creation of the two decorative faces with a central net of nine curved layers was a particular challenge.

Length 107.5 cm

Laurent Golay Boardmaker
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LGS Cruiser limited edition

Both playful and fast, this board is particularly adapted to urban areas. It has been made with five layers of Canadian maple and two of European maple, specially chosen for this edition.

Length 64 cm

Laurent Golay Boardmaker
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LGS Malibu limited edition

This concave board is comfortable, easily handled and stable, with a design that conveys a sense of immediate confidence. Two axis positions at the rear provide for an optimal adjustment of the flex of the board.

Length 85 cm

Laurent Golay Boardmaker
Photo: ©Jean-Christophe Bott Alpha Lim
LGS Road 119 limited edition



Length 119 cm

Laurent Golay Boardmaker
Photo: ©Jean-Christophe Bott Alpha Lim
LGS SUP paddle limited edition

This beautiful paddle is ideal for water-related sports or simply makes a remarkable decorative object. It comes available with different handle lengths and blade surfaces, and is customisable upon request.

Laurent Golay Boardmaker

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