Renaud, Benoit and the family at UWL Surfboards in La Rochelle have been so welcoming. I am impressed with the quality of craftsmanship, dedication and passion for surfboard building. It's a pleasure to work with them and I've heard it's the best factory in Europe. They have offered me an awesome shaping bay to get to work in and at lunch time each day, all the staff sit down at a trestle table ladened with a mean feast prepared in the factory kitchen by Renaud himself. Nice style!