New Hampshire: The Granite State. While known for its rocks and white mountains, New Hampshire's mere eighteen miles of coast supports a surprisingly vibrant surfing community - bound by their frozen stoke.

We are building a documentary to share the stories and passion of these incredible people.

September 2, 2011

Carl Mahlstedt

Carl runs the Goosebay Lumber company in Chichester, NH. He grew up surfing in NJ, had many jobs that involved the ocean, and has recently rediscovered the joy in catching a wave. He now sells wooden surfboard kits, and also builds them himself.

Goosebay Lumber


  1. Very cool. I just watched this for the second time and I really like the feeling you get from it, like you can almost smell the wood. Is there any more from this? Like footage of him actually building a board/chopping wood/sawing wood?

  2. Thanks Tom! We had a lot of fun with this one. Carl has a really cool place over there. We have more footage like what is in the video, but we actually don't have any footage of him working with wood or the board yet. We are hoping to get it soon though.

  3. I like to get up early to go out and breathe fresh air. I feel that it is good for health and a good habit