Sunday, August 25, 2019

The 11th Annual Wooden Board Day Currumbin Alley , Gold Coast.

 Once again we were blessed with a great winters day here on the Gold Coast. Lots of great boards and guys pushing the envelope of ideas and builds to a new level. Lots of interest from the public as they dropped by throughout the day. Thanks everyone for the continued support.

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Local Gold Coaster Gary Parkes first wooden board.

 This great looking board is 72 years young Gary Parks first wooden board.
He was one of the original Burleigh Longboard Club Members.

He has just finished his first timber longboard and has been playing around with it over the last 2 years, the skeleton and stringer are western red cedar finished with old red cedar and balsa 0.6 veneer and 4 oz glass. It weighs 2/3 kilos more than his everyday longboards. 

Gordon Knight from Sam Parson's shop glassed it for him.

He would like to bring it to Currumbin for the display day but other family commitments are occurring that weekend.

Friday, June 21, 2019

The third edition of the European Wooden Surfboard Day is on! 30th-31st August, Playa de Berria, Cantabria, Spain.

After two amazing editions we need more! Let’s go for another Wooden Meet 2019. We want to see your progresses and new projects, we want to share our knowledge's towards a cleaner and more responsible way of building surfboards. As master Grant Newby stated during last year’s edition, “there’s been more thinking today on this beach than in the whole surfboard industry in the last year”. And that’s what the spirit of this splinter group is all about. Let’s do it again!    

2019 event shedule
August 30th, Friday afternoon
Meet at the park at 18h. 
Bring your favourite selfmade craft to the beach and let’s share a session of pure fun. 
August 30th, Friday night
We’ll announce where we’ll meet to chat and have a post sesh beer.  
August 31st, saturday morning
At Berria beach park. Bring your boards, alaias, hand planes, bodyboards, surfies or whatever you have been building and having fun on as long as it is made of wood or with eco friendly materials. Just lay them out in the park, find a spot to have a picnic lunch and be ready to spend a day of celebration with other open-minded wooden board builders, craftsmen and enthusiasts from all over the world. 
* Please, note that this is not a commercial event. It is only a meet of celebration between open minded builders that believe a different world is possible. So leave all your marketing gadgets behind, hang the “closed” sign in the office and join this splinter group to share your experience. 

We hope you can join us and we can meet to spend a day of pure fun and camaraderie!
Please, feel free to share the event with friends and anyone you think might be interested.
Feel free to ask any questions you have.

 Sergi builds beautiful boards and here he is with a big wave gun that has been well and truly test in some massive waves in Europe and New Zealand.These are his two daughters with boards their dad built and they painted. Jackie and I had a great time at the European wooden board day last year and met some great passionate people. They are so conscious of the environment over there and looking at sustainable options is a big deal.