Blog Profile / Wooden Surfboards

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Archived Since:June 27, 2009

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Learn from the master himself

Join artist, designer, art director and board shaper James Robinson to learn the art of pyrography. This is a rare opportunity to learn Pyrography - the tradition of etching into the surface of wood or leather using a heated metal point. Show More Summary

Board building classes in Brisbane this year

No experience is necessary in these Wooden Surfboard Making Workshops, where you can learn new skills and challenge yourself. You will walk away with a stunning board that you have designed and made yourself. It sis a very rewarding experience. Show More Summary

Frank's new board

Frank Kaczmarek is a Gold Coast bus driver and about to retire. He loves his surfing and building boards. Here is his latest one... "Well, it’s finally finished, Whew!! Last night I put on the last layer of clear-coat, and now all that remains is to put on the deck grip. Show More Summary

Luis Gasper from Portugal built this new board for summer

5mm deck and 4mm bottom Great looking board and thanks for sharing Luis.

Surfing the Eco-design Wave | Jack Candlish | Organic Dynamic

Producing surfboards from locally recycled and renewable materials that compliment the natural integrity of the sport and contribute to the protection of the marine environment. Jack is an industrial designer who loves the outdoors.Show More Summary

Ecopro cork traction pad for your wooden board

"Ruben Verdadeiro is a Portuguese Surfer and Designer born in Azores Islands and he has developed this Cork Traction Pad, it is a functional traction pad made out of 100% cork agglomerate and it is the most eco-friendly traction padShow More Summary

Wooden Board gathering in Florida USA

Dennis Hanson is hosting an event for people that appreciate wooden surfboards. The venue : Tom Renick Park in Ormond by the Sea, Florida. The dates : October 14th and 15th Saturday/Sunday. The times : 9 AM to 3 PM. It's open to all interested. Show More Summary

Reward for effort is always a good thing

Felipe has been building hollow framed boards for many years and made some beautiful boards along the way. Last year he decided to come out to Australia and check out what we were doing.He spent time with Tom Wegener up in Noosa and me down here on the Gold Coast. Show More Summary

The Wooden V Bowls

Nathan Grey from Sydney was just about out the door to head to Byron Bay with his latest board when he sent these to share. It is My version of a V. Bowls by Ryan Lovelace Dimensions 7’10-23”-2 3/4” The bottom skin and rails are made...Show More Summary

Festival of Wood

The first ever Illawarra Festival of Wood will be throwing open the gates on Friday the 6th and Saturday the 7th of October at Bulli Showgrounds.There will be local craftsmen and craftswomen sharing their stories and spruiking theirShow More Summary


UNSUSTAINABLE is a short documentary that gives an insight into the sustainability of the surf industry, starting by the basic element needed, the surfboard. Shapers around Europe give us their point of view about the fact that surfing, an activity originally based on respect and contact with nature, has become an industry of oil-based products. Show More Summary

The great Bill Wallace gone at 91

"THE GREAT AND GENTLE BILL WALLACE GONE AT 91" Sunday, 3 September 2017 "From plywood through balsa to foam - longboards to short and back again - a shaper’s shaper, a fine surfer and a true waterman, R.I.P Bill Wallace, 1926-2017.Tall, open, funny, modest and generous, an old-school gent was Bill and to meet him was to like him. Show More Summary

The first European Wooden Board Day

A big thanks to Sergi from Flama Surfboards for organising the first European Wooden Board Day. Here is his account of the day..."Hi Grant,What an amazing Wooden Day we had! I would have never expected such an amazing attendance. I had had some confirmations but also in the last days I had some last minute cancellations, so I was really intrigued. Show More Summary

Jun from Surfers Country

This is a great little clip made by Keita Ikawa of his friend Jun Kurahashi of Surfers Country building his first Paulownia skinned EPS board. Andy from Wooden Anchor milled a tree for him that had been blown down in a storm. He hand shaped the blank and I walked him through the vacuum bagging process in my garage and he is now on his way. Check it out.

Alan Copelin starts a new project

" Hi Grant. Hows things. Back on the tools after nearly a year since my last board. Micheal Conner was kind enough to send me a set of " Bush Pig " plans. Had them laser cut. Made up a rocker table and here we go. Following on from a method Geoff Moase used where you laminate the skins onto the frame. Show More Summary

Beautiful wood skills - @wood_base

This Japanese board builder and surfer shows some great skills worth sharing, see more on :

RIP Joe Larkin

Pioneer, innovator, beach inspector, surfer, board manufacturer, master craftsman, larger than life character, larrikin, legend, all of these titles describe Joe.Born in Freshwater, Sydney in 1933 Joe had been around the ocean all his life. Show More Summary

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