Saturday, July 30, 2016

Felipe Siebert's boards on display next Sunday at The Wooden Surfboard Day

It will be great to have a selection of Felipe Siebert's boards on display this year care of his good friend Tiago Miotto.
Felipe has been building hollow wooden boards in Brazil for a number of years now and has a great following around the world. It was great to meet him and spend time talking boards with him when he was out here earlier in the year.
He had a great time in Noosa
And on the Gold Coast
Justin at The Sun House had a board or two to sell.

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Art on Wood

James Robertson is a pyrographer, an artist who hand burns designs and illustrations into the wood. A very talented guy who creates original art to the highest standard. I am pleased to say he will be joining us in the park next Sunday for the 8th Annual Wooden Surfboard Day. A good reason to come along and check out his work and all the other board builders.
 He also builds these great Alaia's

Check out some of the video's on his site of him hand drawing and burning the designs.

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Wooden Boards in Belgium

Philippe Martens of Sinum Surfboards builds wooden boards in Oostende, Belgium. He also conducts board building classes and custom builds boards.
 Nice fresh CNC cut frames
They go together so well
 Clean and tidy

It is interesting that he finishes his hollow wooden boards with Lanolin which I think is great to see. As I love using Lanolin myself. He also glasses some as well.

He has a nice range of designs
A great range of boards built in his classes. 

Monday, July 25, 2016

Build your favorite board

Alan Copelin loved his Robert August "What I Ride " model so much he decided to build one in wood. And then while on a surf trip to Costa Rica he met up with Robert who gave him a logo to use on his wooden board.
Alan with Robert August

Nice job.

Monday, July 18, 2016

Paulownia in Germany

Earlier this year I had a visit from Fritz from Berlin, who's family is involved in  Paulownia plantations in Germany and Switzerland. He wanted to send back some sample wooden boards for the company to display in their corporate offices in Zurich.
Fritz with one of my boards out in the plantation.
Investors and supporters checking out the plantation on the open day.
A Paulownia guitar
For more info on what they are doing :

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Everything you ever wanted to know about building a hollow wooden paddle board and more.

Clayton Sansbury from Sliver Paddle Boards has a fantastic website site that covers all aspects of building a board. Start to finish and all the steps and questions answered in between with his tutorials.
 You can order a kit
 Plans printed or PDF
Ready to go together
All the extra bits you will need
Light and strong 
He has many tried and true designs to choose from.
But it is his Tutorials section that is just amazing , with so much detail and content in video 

Thanks Clayton for all your hard work.

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Australian Cedar for sale

Bob Green in Brisbane has some nice dry Cedar for sale if you have special project in mind. 
Contact him on :

Guns a blazing at Firewire

A beatutiful all wooden Hot Curl by Roger Hall NZ

 Amazing vision and amazing execution - Roger Hall Surfline Surfboards New Zealand