Making wooden surfboards and the skills that the craft imparts is core to being human and that’s one of the reasons it keeps us coming back for more.
Making a hollow wooden surfboard is a labour intensive and old-fashioned way to make a surfboard. So why would anyone want to make one?
Imagine working with a beautiful natural material, using your hands to craft and shape a surfboard, channeling your creativity into every stroke, and witnessing a lasting work of art come to life.
ChatGBT doesn’t surf, can’t buy a surfboard and doesn’t feel stoke. But what might the artificial intelligence upstart know about wooden surfboards? Pat (tests the waters) and asks the digital mind some leading questions.
Here’s a story about one man’s mission to take wooden surfboards to remote parts of Africa and teach kids to make and surf their own rides.
Step-by-step in the making of a 9′.8″ hollow wooden longboard.
Have a gander at some of the beautiful wooden surfboards hot off the production line.
Click the tab to check out a fish, shortboard, mini and longboard shapes like you’ve never seen them before.
Here’s a perfect board for riding on the back of waves like royalty.
A new one-day workshop takes you through the shaping and final finishing of your wooden surfboard.
It isn’t a surf book, but if you like wooden surfboards, you’ll like this book. It’s a book about trees and wood, why we make things with our hands, and why it is good for us.