Our construction method for building your hollow wood surfboard is a combination of constructing a model airplane and building a canoe. This process outlined in this DIY kit and the manual included ensures the surfboard skin is uniformly thick around the entire board thereby maximizing balance and responsiveness when surf riding.
The surfboard is built around a framework similar to an airplane’s wing, containing a central backbone structure (keel) and supporting structures (ribs) along the length of the keel. This framework is then skinned with lightweight paulownia wood in a simple but tedious process. The finished product is then shaped, sanded, and sealed in with fiberglass cloth and epoxy resin.
Lasercutting or sawing the internal ribs and spine frame parts.