Paulownia is a fast growing tree that is idea for surfboards.It's light , strong and waterproof in salt water. Ideal for surfboards.
Nice little lump there to start with.
This is the setup of a portable saw mill.
You just set up over the log and whittle away at the log in slices.
The centre of a Paulownia tree is interesting as it has a hollow core just like a piece of bamboo. It even has segments even though they have no effect in the grain pattern of the timber.
Not a bad outcome.