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.
Wooden Surfboard Day planned for the first weekend in August 2013
If you have built a wooden board of any kind , shape or style and would like to share the experience with others then bring it along. Also if you have a great looking board of any age or style to share bring it along , whether you built it or not. If you would like to know more about wooden boards of any kind and the various methods of building them. Then this is the day for you to meet some very talented people to talk to.
We will gather in the park across from the beach at Currumbin Alley on the Gold Coast once again. Remember it is a non competitive and non commercial get together. If you would like to know more contact me : firstname.lastname@example.org
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.