Bellyboard Workshop


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.

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 step of the process.

If you find yourself unsure of any of the options below, we are more than happy to organise a phone or zoom call to help guide your choice to get the board that is best for you. Just email us and we’ll line something up!

Or, you can always just book the date you’d like, and we’ll be in touch to figure out the rest.

Is This a Gift?

If so, head here for a simpler version of booking a course.


Customise Your Experience

Here, you can select all, some or none of your choices for what you’d like to come and make with us. If you’re unsure of any of the options, feel free to fire us an email or give us a call.


Only pick one if you know of the specific date you will be able to join us. If not select ‘choose later’.

This is where you can choose the style of the wood layup for your board. Hover over the icons below to bring up a larger image and description of the layup options. If you’re unsure of what to pick, we’ll happily send you some images of different wood layups on different boards. Just email us.

or Commission Your Bellyboard

If you would like to join us as part of a group (up to 12 people) to make handplanes and/or bellyboards, please get in touch!


The day will kick off at 10am with a cup of tea or coffee and wrap up around 4-5pm depending on how much sanding you want to do.

We’ll provide lunch, so let us know if you have any dietary requirements. We’ll normally have a pasty, vegan pie or salad box ready for you.

We kick off with choosing your shape, drawing and cutting the outline before we then get into the shaping. Once the shape has been fine-tuned, we work our way through a few grades of sandpaper before stamping and signing them off.

We’ll demonstrate how to oil your bellyboard and send you away with a bottle of tung oil to finish it at home.


If you need somewhere to stay for the weekend, here are a few ideas for local campsites, B&Bs and self catered accommodation.

If you struggle to find anywhere, you can always drop us an email and we’ll help if we can.


If we haven’t quite managed to answer your question, it might be on our FAQ page, or pop it in an email and we’ll get back to you.