Just some of the Wooden Surfboards that have been made through Tree to Sea Australia Workshops recently. All made with Paulownia and recycled Western Red Cedar stringers and no fibreglass in sight. Which makes them some of the most environmentally friendly boards out there today!.
The guys are turning out some nice boards and have created a great range of shapes and sizes for you to choose from. This is a great way to get the feel of building your first wooden board. From here you can come back and build another one or embark on the journey of getting experimental and designing and building your own. You will come away with a much deeper appreciation of your skills and love of surfing. As I have always said there is no better feeling than surfing on something you have built yourself. A truly great and rewarding experience.
" If anyone is interested in making their very own environmentally friendly Wooden Surfboard at one of our 3 Day Tree to Sea Workshops visit www.treetosea.com.au or call Rob 0409 211 751 or Gary 0423 804 975 to discuss how, vacancies available. 6 new Models, 12 to choose from, including 3 new shortboards."
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.