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*Full Kits Only Sent to US lower 48 (You will need to buy on your own: fin, glassing supplies and vent.)

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1) ADD FRAME STYLE

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2) Grab Wood For Frame (Frame Not Included)

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3) Pick You Shipping

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Description
 
Ok, let's just back up for a moment.

What the hell is a surfboard kit?

Well, did you ever put together a model airplane when you were young?

Ok, now you get it.

This is the model airplane of surfboards!

But why?

Well, did you ever make something with your hands and then ride it?

Believe me, it's rad!

Inspiration, apart from beauty, is to turn to a more environmentally friendly method which uses fast growing plantation wood such as Paulownia, Cedar, Spruce, Redwood, and of course Balsa.

Our method descended from the 1930's Tom Blake paddle-boarding method which favors a central stringer, with individually shaped transverse ribs, covered with a skin and lastly, rails which are then shaped.

Old school baby.

You want to know more, you say---just watch this quick time lapse of someone building out one of our kits.


Our modern interpretation of Tom Blake's work is the perimeter stringer method utilizing laminated rails as stringers, which are connected with a series of plywood ribs.

This skeleton is subsequently sheathed with thick wood strips, forming a fast hollow board with better flex properties and giving you a sick ride.

Once you shape it out you need to seal it up with a coat of resin and fiberglass (or bamboo).

How cool is that, putting together your own board eco style just like the OG surfers of the past.

It's a great project and there is nothing like surfing your own personally made board.

So, here is how you do it, 6 Easy Steps!
  1. Pick the BOARD you want (fish, long, short).
  2. Choose the KIT type:
  3. ADD FRAME = frame only (you buy your own materials to finish)
  4. ADD COMPLETE KIT OR NO KIT (we send you all the WOOD you feed to wrap your board)
  5. Load it in the chart and then we'll send it out.
  6. FREE shipping on this baby (lower 48 states only).

Oh yea, all the kits come with complete electric assembly manuals and a video is included that will show you the glassing process step-by-step.

We got your back with lots of great instructions.

Get one today, you'll love it.

1) You order your kit here picking the size and style you want.

2) The kits are cut from mahogany on a CNC machine (don't you wish you had one!)
Wood Surf bOrad CNC Machine
3) Your frame kit arrives at your front door in custom package and UPS guy swears at you for the order.
Free Shipping

4) The ribs and spar are punched out and the frame is built just like an airplane wing (remember those?)
Rib Spars
5) The numbered ribs are slipped into notches in the spar.
Wodd Surfboard Frame
6) Ribs and spar are mounted using scrap sticks and a hot melt glue gun (don't sniff the gun bro).
Wood Glue Gun

7) The center strip is critical and is the first one installed. The remaining wood strips are added two at a time.


8) Plastic wrapping film (or clamps) is stretched into a string and looped around and under the ribs to hold the planks tight while the glue dries. Or just get your wife to hold them for a few hours while you go surf.

Clamp Wood Surfboard Together
9) Once deck if finished the frame is extremely rigid, the sticks are snapped off and the glue spots removed.
Snap Wood Surfboard Together
10) Blocks are added at the tail for the fin box and leash cup.
Wood Surf Board Blocks
11) The bottom planks are installed and rough balsa planks on the bottom (or whatever you want).

12) The edges are sanded until the deck and bottom are even.

13) The rails are built up in layers using balsa or other light wood.


14) Send it to the glasser or glass it yourself.


15) Crack a beer, you did a great job!


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Average Customer Review: 4.5 of 5 | Total Reviews: 2 Write a review.

  2 of 2 people found the following review helpful:
 
I Love Your Shop April 13, 2014
Reviewer: Birk from Stavanger, Rogaland  
"Hi, im from Norway love your shop. Cant wait on getting home and starting building a board for my lady, peace and love."

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  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
 
Good quality September 1, 2012
Reviewer: Kyle Melendez from Norfolk, VA United States  
Looks good. Easy to assemble. Kinda a no brainer it's like a puzzle with a little bit of sanding. Don't be scared by one of these and start making everyone at your spot re think wood like I have.

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