Some nice detail and wood working skills shown by the boys
After coming to last years wooden board day Arron and Rus decided to have a go at building a couple of wooden boards. This is the result of their first efforts. After all the effort that went into building them they weren't quite sure about glassing them themselves first up so I suggested they look at a marine varish finish for less cost and weight. This is the result and they are very happy , "8 coats of poly epoxy from the ship chandler". Nice job boys.
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.