Saturday, June 28, 2014

Hollow wooden SUP by Paul Jensen

 Paul Jensen the original hollow wooden board guy , building what looks like a very light weight frame for a SUP
 He always has great attention to detail, and the carbon patch under your feet
Lots of machining time here

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Friday, June 27, 2014

2014 @ByronBaySurfFestival Surf Shorts Film Comp presented by @GoPro.

Entries are officially open for the 2014 @ByronBaySurfFestival Surf Shorts Film Comp presented by @GoPro. This year we’ve upped the ante on prizes, sponsorship and media coverage including a GoPro cash/prize package of $3000 and more. The clip time limit is TEN minutes and the theme ‘Citizens of the Sea’. Also is a new ‘democratic’ online voting format; the most voted wins! So, the earlier you enter, the more time you have to accumulate votes and to be featured with our worldwide media partners and all social network platforms. Everything weird & wonderful welcome.

Get shooting and enter

Otter Surfboards UK - nice project

The Wooden Hot Curl by Elliot Johnson

 I was sent a link to this amazing work of art and labour of love, that I needed to share with you.
500 little strips of Cedar, Paulownia and 2mm pieces of Jarrah

" With the design, I work out what I want when I'm finished & then break the board down into key parts (rocker, outline, girth, rails, concaves, deck, etc). I make a custom-wood template of the rocker, outline & girth. I'm not sure if this is a good way to go about building a board it but it works for me. "

" With this board I drew templates of what I thought a traditional hotcurl would look like & then I tried to improve on the design a little bit (I'm not sure if I did or not)...
e.g. I tried to keep the tail section of the board flat (1 - 2 ft in from the tail) before merging it into the tail/fin to try and give the board extra stability."

There are some very talented people out there and Elliot Johnson is one of them for sure. The skill , planning and exicution of a project like this is huge.Inspiring stuff.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Hollow Balsa Blanks ready to shape

If you have ever wanted to shape a Balsa board , here is a great start for you. 100% hollow Balsa blanks built in Bali. Grown in Java plantations.
The line show you where it is solid on the rails and hollow in the middle.So you can use this as a guide to work with.

 Looks like they have plenty on the go and can send them to you direct anywhere in the world.

They also do finished boards as well.
"And of course we still  deliver finish surfboards ready to ride."

We are planting your rides !!!
Vincent (Surfboards farmer)

Wooden Board building classes Brisbane - August 13 , 14 & 15

Due to popular demand; Bywater Design are very proud to introduce their Wooden Surfboard Classes intensive course.

In the space of three days you will be able to make, shape and complete your very own wooden surfboard.All ready to glass.

Dates for this class are  Ekka Week ;  August ; 13, 14 and 15.

* June Special; Enrol this month  to receive your complimentary new fins for the board you are making

What are you waiting for  ??
Positions are limited, so contact us now to reserve your position.
Surfs Up !
*conditions apply

0414 283818
182 Crockford Street, Northgate QLD 4013

Monday, June 23, 2014

Wooden SUPS

I recently built a wooden Hydo Simmons SUP for Haris Zambarloukos, BSC who grew up in Nicosia, Cyprus, an island outside of Greece. He is a well known cinematographer based in London , who loves his surfing and travels the world for his work and his board travels with him.It was a great experience to build this board for Haris.He loves wooden boards and has a couple of others already.
 This is Haris with his Otter 9’ SUP which is 9’ x 28'’ and 110 litres in Red Cedar and Mahogany pinlines.

 Having fun at Witches Rock in Costa Rica
 This is the 8ft x 28" SUP I built him in Portugal
 This is of the 8’6” Otter which has a hybrid Carbon deck, S glass bottom and wooden nose and tail block
 "This is the detail of my Vince Balsa wood 7’ Disko from Bali.

A helping hand form Andy at Grown

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Blanks , timber and more boards.

A bunch of freshly hot wired blanks in a couple of grades of EPS all ready to be CNC cut on the machine.
 5ft Simmons on the top, 6ft Hydro Fish , 2 off 7ft Hydro Simmons and 2 different longboards

So these are all ready to send off and get cut , top and bottom on the CNC machine. Ready for the timber to be added.
Well the timber has arrived thanks to Geoff at Paulownia Timber Sales and I can get these under way.
3mm rail bands added to the cut blanks and then the top and bottom skins vacuum bagged on
One busy weekend later and they are all bagged and ready to start laminating the rails.

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Surfboard from Buiriti palm tree

Thomas Scott from Rio - Brazil who has made some great looking boards from agave has just sent me some shots of his latest board made from the braches of the Buiriti Palm tree. He said it is very light weight.
 Great to see someone experimentin g with different woods and processes. Thanks Thomas.