As this blog comes together I hope to show the many ways people have gone about crafting their wooden boards. Some may be quite basic , some may be very hi tech, but they all have their merits and have taken someone with care to craft.They may be hollow , solid , chambered or composite. Paul Jensens building method - Fish Frames Both 5ft 10" ply frame with ply skins and foam rails
5ft 10" hollow framed fish - Ply deck and bottom, cedar pin line , laminated paulownia rails and cork swallow tail.
This years Wooden Surfboard Day will be Sunday 7th August
Poster for 2012
Poster for 2011
Poster for 2010
Poster for 2009
The joy of wood and water...
Wooden surfboards have been around for a long time and it was probably on a simple piece of wood that man first enjoyed surfing waves somewhere in the world. It may have only been a crude piece of driftwood found on the beach that served as a way of catching that first wave, but the joy and connection felt with the sea then is no different from what we feel today. As someone who has crafted a surfboard from wood, taken it out and caught a wave on it, I can tell you that the first time you paddle in and get to your feet, is truly a timeless feeling of joy and achievement. I hope that in assembling this list of talented people will inspire you to have a go at building your dream board and also experience that feeling for yourself.