Friday, April 25, 2014

I hope you are in the shed building boards

I hope you are all in the shed building boards or planning to for this years Wooden Board Day on Sunday the 3rd of August at Currumbin Alley. If you have a project underway or are about to start one , send some pics and details of whgat you are up to and share it here for others to check out.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Dumble Surfboards move to New Zealand

"Dumble Surfboards are designed and hand crafted by Simon Dumble who grew up on the beaches of New Zealand, Simon created his first board, a 12' long board, when he was just 16. It has always been a dream of his to combine his fine woodworking skills with his love of surfing. After moving to Alberta, Canada, where the winters are long and the ocean very far away, Simon created his second board. The next summer, he jumped in the car, grabbed the thickest wet suit he could find and took it for a test drive in Tofino, British Columbia. The result of that roady is now Dumble Surfboards."
 Simon has now seen the light and moved back to New Zealand to Ohope and started building hollow wooden boards again.
He builds them start to finish himself , so if you are after a nice looking board you should get hold of him :

Friday, April 11, 2014

Expressions of interst sought.

The Old Mal Australia is seeking any expression of interest in holding a Timber Watercraft Rally with Surf Craft – Canoes / Kayaks – Boats or anything Nautical.

Proposed venue Brooms Head, NSW.

Proposed date July 26th.

Proposed format, surf display – still water paddle display followed after lunch with a Show & Shine.

If there is any person keen to participate please contact Daffy 0414 876 874,


Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Nathan's hollow Balsa Simmons

 It has been a long time between boards for Nathan Grey from Sydney, but here is his latest creation.

"It is built from some really light weight balsa, board weighs in under 3kg’s. I glass it with entropy resin, 4oz bottom, and 4 + 4oz 2/3rd deck patch. The finish coat is a satin auto acrylic spray, nice fast finish and does not get scratched up easy.
Dimensions are 5,6”- 20,3/4”-2,3/8”, bottom shape is subtle hull entry blending into a single concave that runs between the fins, with a bevelled rail.
All I need now, is some surf."