Stavros Ha is from Athens in Greece and the only wooden board builder that I know of.His brand is SX Wooden Surfboards and it all began in the backyard of a home minutes from the
waves in Santa Marina, Athens,Greece. "Stav Ha combined his love of board
sports with a passion for wooden boat-building techniques to create
works of art for riding waves that have less impact on the environment
and more positive impact on your surfing.The beauty of SX Wooden
Surfboards lies in the blend of softwoods, the artful patterns naturally
produced by the wood itself.
In the future, SX Wooden Surfboards
will continue to build custom dream boards and develop new surfboard
shapes in collaboration with our customers." sxwoodensurfboards
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.