Wooden Surfboards by Woodpecker are all natural and hand-crafted
Step-By-Step Board Creation
1.Wooden surfboards timber selection is sourced from sustainable plantation stock as far as possible to help our environment. We split and reduce the deck boards from a single piece of wood to ensure uniformity of colour and grain.
2.The strength/weight ratio limits the types of wood locally available. However a large degree of creativity is possible using contrasting timbers in the deck and stringer layouts. For this reason every Woodpecker wooden surfboard is totally unique!
3.Our deckboards and stringers are continuously glued-up to ensure that the different timber grains will act together, giving optimum strength and flex to each deck.
4.The decks are glued to a skeleton and clamped into a lay-up table to create the required foil incorporating all the design details of rocker, volume, concave and roll that give our wooden surfboard outstanding performance characteristics.
5.The rails are laminated from continuous parabolic strips of matching timber, glued into the wooden surfboards and hand-shaped, to compliment the overall design.
6.Our wooden surfboards are laminated with revolutionary SUPERSAP plant based epoxy using 4 & 6 ounce glass fibre. An additional 4 ounce deck-pad is added to the topdeck to facilitate knee- paddling if required. All our wooden surfboards are fitted with a traditional 9inch VELZY fin in matching timber (different fins and finboxes available on request.)