New 9’6 Longboard Launch!!

04 . 10 . 22

We are stoked to announce the launch of our new longboard shape – the 9’6” Tea Tree!


Inspired by the models from the 60’s after a long conversation with local pro surfer Sam Bleakley, who specifically referred to his McTavish 66 model that he’s surfed to death as one he thinks would work really well in a hollow wooden construction, this board borrows all of the best elements from surfboards of that era and introduces some modern nuances to bring it right up to date.

The wide point is slightly back of center and has a fairly rounded template running into the wide tail, which is all about lift and maneuverability. Coupled with the tail kick, this board can be swung around easily off the back foot to fade your bottom turns and find the ideal angle of trim for walking to the nose.

The rails are fairly pinched and taper slightly towards the nose, which allows them to engage with the wave face for stability and security as you walk to forwards and more and more water is drawn over the rear end of the board.

Once you’re up at the nose, you’ve got a shallow concave underneath you to allow you to control the speed rail positioning so you can spend as much time up there as you can.

This board is best amazingly responsive off the tail and is suited to anything from lined up peelers to unpredictable beach breaks.

The first person to make this new wooden surfboard shape was our good friend Mat, you can check out some awesome photos he took during his workshop experience here.

If you would like to join us, just like Mat, to make your own 9’6” Tea Tree, click here.

If you would like to order a custom Tea Tree made by us, click here.

Keep your eyes peeled for Mat’s first surf, filmed at Gwithian beach here in Cornwall, and a board rack briefing, giving you an in depth look at this new wooden surfboard shape, with head shaper James.

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