May ‘Make Your Own’ Wooden Surfboard Workshop Experience

08 . 05 . 24

Last week Ben, Eleanor and Christopher joined us to make their own wooden surfboards, check out how they got on…

Ben and Chris knew each other from studying at Theology College back in 2016, and had both agreed that one day they would come and make their own wooden surfboards with us. They stayed in touch, joining each other for surfs and various trips before deciding that 2024 would be their year. Throughout the week they stayed at Chris’s home in St Ives and made the most of spending quality time with each other, going for a swim every evening and enjoying dinners with Chris’s wife.

Ben made a customised version of our 9’8 Cali Log, our latest longboard shape, with a little more belly and drawn in tail, perfect for the style of surfing Ben enjoys at his home break in Bude.

Chris made a 9’4 Seasaw, one of our more traditional longboard shapes, which he hopes to surf at local beach Godrevy and at home in St Ives.

Eleanor joined us from Worcester where she is currently working at a school, during a gap year before uni. She had first found out about Otter Surfboards and our make your own courses in a magazine, and spent a couple of years saving up, before deciding that now is the perfect time to spend a week making and shaping her own wooden surfboard.

Eleanor made a 6’4 Woodburner, perfect for the occasional trip to the sea, with it’s high volume making it easy to catch waves and it’s shape versatile enough for a range of surf conditions.

Ben, Eleanor and Chris have all agreed to meet up and come and collect their surfboards together once they have been glassed, we can’t wait to see them all again and send them off to the beach for the first surf!

If you would like to join us to make your own wooden surfboard, click here!

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