Bellyboard Workshops

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About

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.

Itinerary

  • 10am

    Meet in the workshop and learn about the tools we’ll be using over a cup of tea.

  • 10:30am

    Draw out your boards template and cut it out of the blank.

  • 11:30am

    Begin shaping and sanding your rails.

  • 12:30pm

    Lunch time, we’ll order in from Baker Toms.

  • 1:30pm

    Back to shaping and sanding.

  • 3.30pm

    Learn how to apply the first coat of oil and how to look after your new board.

Wood Types

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

bellyboarding and bodysurfing before breakfast
lady shaping a traditional bellyboard on an Otter build your own wooden bellyboard course
man marking the tail template of his traditional wooden bellyboard on an otter make your own wooden bellyboard course

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