I know. Building surfboards in Montana. What the heck? Actually these are incredibly fun to build, wonderful to look at, and actually great to surf! A hollow wooden surfboard might not be for everyone, especially if you are into the new-school style of surfing on short, ultra-light boards. But for those who just want a great board that is durable, surfs well, and looks fantastic, these boards might be right up your alley.
These boards are hollow. They are built with using techniques that combine boat building and aircraft traditions. A thin skin is built around a frame, which is then enclosed in a fiberglass shell. A vent is added to allow the board to adapt to changing internal pressure such as when you put it on top of your car on a hot summer day.
If building your own board is not your cup of tea, I’d be happy to build one for you. Cost depends on the type of board, length, material and details. Contact me if you are interested (email@example.com). I’m not looking to get rich on these. I’m just looking to support a hobby and fund a trip to the waves from time to time.