Fourth Surfboards Shaper Lee Bartlett – Rest and Rehab in the Mentawai Islands

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_video link="https://vimeo.com/150812218"][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/2"][vc_column_text]Lee Bartlett, Fourth shaper, Multiple British and English champ, twitter ranter and much more.

Some of you may know of Lee some not so much. Lee is not only a shaper on Fourth Surfboards he is also a team rider. Having Lee on board with Fourth Surfboards brings with it so much more than just a shaper.

Lee is one of the most respected English surfers by his piers and media. From a little Newquay grom, surfing the bay to ending up in Hawaii learning to shape with a legend of the surf world.  Lee learnt to shape in Hawaii with Eric Arakawa as well as get a few waves on the North shore. He returned to the UK and continued to shape and surf, winning so many British and English titles that if you look at the trophy now he’s the UK’s answer to king kelly.

After some years out the shaping game he returned to the bay with Fourth surfboards to shape on the brand with Luke Hart. As a pair Fourth has got the youth, enthusiasm and push of Luke and the years of shaping and surfing knowledge from Barters.

Lee’s 2015 was a tough one he contracted brachial neuritis which is an infection that attacks the brachial nerve in the shoulders. Basically he had limited control of his arms did. No strength and in constant pain. Lee was on 16 painkillers a day and lost a stone in weight, but by May time Lee was back in the bay and shaping again, surfing was still painful but he was back in the water.

By this time the Fourth team were booked to go on a trip to Mentawaii islands. This became Barters goal to be back fit for and ready to surf.

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