Time honoured by the late great shaper Terry Martin
This is a sanding block used by Terry Martin for sanding flat parts for surfboards. It is a piece of masonite from a clip board with a block of Balsa Wood glued on top. This well worn shape is from 20 years or so of his 60 year career handshaping some 25 - 30,000 boards. We all have a awy to go.
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.