Rediscover the delights of what’s on offer waist-deep in the whitewater, and ride waves the traditional way on a classic British bellyboard, or grab a pair of swim fins and swim out back to catch some bigger, unbroken waves. Made with the longest of our offcuts (left-over from making our shortest of surfboards), these bellyboards are our take on the timeless 4’ x 1’ curved plywood bellyboards that can be found in countless beach huts and holiday homes around the coast.
We make our own plywood, laying up thin veneers to give just the right amount of flex, and laminate them over a tried and tested mould to give the perfect amount of lift in the nose so that you won’t catch it and pearl. The rails are rounded at the nose, transitioning into a hard “down rail” through the back half of the board to increase lift and responsiveness on unbroken wave faces.
We offer two outline templates; a traditional straight (slightly tapered) outline with a square tail, or a slightly pulled-in “performance” outline, which has a gently curved in-cut with a scalloped tail for hold in open wave faces, and comfort. See more in the drop-down menu below.
We finish our bellyboards with several coats of tung oil, which is a 100% natural nut oil. If you are concerned that nut allergies might be a problem then just let us know, as we can use linseed oil instead.
We offer the option of having a message or poem engraved onto your bellyboard. We do this before oiling the bellyboard using a pyrography pen that scorches the wood, and which is then sealed by the tung oil. Please email your message to firstname.lastname@example.org with your order number.
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Traditional - 12" at it's widest point, tapering down to 11" at the tail to give you maximum lift with a little extra hold.
Performance - pulled in rails and scalloped tail gives you increased manoeuvrability and control. More suited to bigger waves.
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