Bellyboarding might just be the simplest way to enjoy waveriding on a piece of wood and it’s deeply entwined in the history of British surfing, which is why we love it. The boards themselves often become highly treasured possessions and we’d like to share the fun of making them with you.
You can come and join us for a day in the workshop to make your own bellyboard from locally grown timber. We’ll create a blank to your specification and you’ll then be able to cut the outline, shape the rails and oil your board up ready for a lifetime of waves, with us guiding you through each process.
Meet in the workshop and learn about the tools we’ll be using over a cup of tea.
Draw out your boards template and cut it out of the blank.
Begin shaping and sanding your rails.
Lunch time, we’ll order in from Baker Toms.
Back to shaping and sanding.
Learn how to apply the first coat of oil and how to look after your new board.
Cedar with triple dark stringer
Cedar with double pale stringer
Cedar with single pale stringer sandwiched by dark stringers
Cedar with double pale stringer sandwiched by dark stringers
Poplar with single dark stringer