Dan Johnston from Blind Dog Surfboards has been building a special board. "This board, 5'8" Mini-Simmons, will be raffled off in May to help support a family who's was father to two great kids, wonderful husband, and great friend to all surfers (groms to pros) who had the wonderful opportunity to meet Chris. He died at 37 on November 2011. This is the second annual surf-off that last year raised over $4,000. Our board raffle contributed $780. This year we hope to double that for this board."
"All Western (US) Cedar, custom made fins, 4 oz glass top and bottom with epoxy. Built with concave running from 1/3 front to rear. "
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.