Surfwatch Woodwork - Photo gallery

Surfwatch features woodwork from various artists.

The woodwork captures Kaikoura’s charisma in unique wood forms, both decorative and functional.

The shell inlay is New Zealand Paua (pronounced “pah-wah”), the most colourful member of the abalone family. Beautiful jewellery is made from Paua, and the meat is a food delicacy. Paua “pearls” are also cultured. Small pieces of paua shells, and occasionally a complete shell, are commonly found on New Zealand beaches.

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