Apr 252016
 

wood surfboard workshopIn a five-night evening workshop last week, four stoked guys built four beautiful hollow wooden surfboards in a Burnett Wood Surfboards pop-up wooden surfboard building workshop.

Working out of the graffiti-covered PopUp Gallery in Frere Street Woodstock, we started at 6pm every evening and finished up by 9pm. The boards started out as a pile of planks, but by the time Friday came around had been made into three fish and one longboard. We used locally grown wood and bio-resin, making these the most sustainable surfboards available on the market today.

It’s now back to our regular full-time workshop in Scarborough, but we’ll be back in Cape Town central for another evening course over the dates 22-27 August 2016. Evening courses mean no leave from work, so if you’re keen to sign up then drop me an email on burnet.patrick@gmail.com or call me on 073 232 3043. For more information, you can also have a look at the courses page on this website.

Standby for pictures of the finished boards from the workshop as they begin to come out of the glassing process.

 

 

Apr 082016
 

WSadFINALFrom 18-23 April 2016, Burnett Wood Surfboards will be moving to the Cape Town city centre to run both an evening hollow wood surfboard building course and a one-day bodysurfing handplane course.

The evening wooden surfboard building course enables folk who want to work with their hands and build a beautiful, functional surfboard to do so without having to take leave.

Participants will work with beautiful wood, crafting their own surfboard from a pile of planks through to the finished wooden shape.

In the process they will learn about the age-old history of wood and surfing, the environmental aspects of wooden surfboard building and surfboard shaping generally. It’s a real opportunity for surfers to discover the joy of making something with their hands.

The handplane course also offers the opportunity to make a functional and beautiful surfcraft out of wood, albeit in one day as opposed to the five evenings of the HPad2FINALsurfboard course.

Participants will learn about the enjoyment of bodysurfing, the design dynamics that underpin handplanes and the pleasure of shaping something out of wood. Participants walk away with their own self-crafted handplane.

Places are limited so anyone interested should book without delay through contacting Patrick on burnett.patrick@gmail.com or 073 232 3043

For more information on the surfboard building courses, including the surfboard shapes available and pricing, please visit our courses page.

For more information on the hand plane course and pricing, please visit our hand plane page.

Apr 062016
 
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In the tube with a Burnett Wood Surfboard’s bodysurfing hand-plane.

“I want to present the view that our existence is a gift…Earth is a thriving organism, and it’s an incredible occurrence of events that produces this place.” Surf film-maker Thomas Campbell, as quoted in The Surfer’s Journal, Volume 18, Number 2 Wow! It’s been a busy start to 2016 and it’s hard to believe that the first three months of the year are gone. Here in Cape Town, March/April is always a special time of year as the seasons change. Early mornings and evenings have a nip in the air. There’s a real sense of anticipation that winter is coming, and along with winter the hoped-for conveyer belts of swell that hit our coastline. In the first three months of 2016, we’ve built open water stand-up paddle boards, numerous custom hollow wood surfboard orders, and run hollow wooden surfboard-building and wooden hand plane courses. Apart from usual business I also had a trip to Cologne in Germany where I shaped a wooden surfboard for Triton Tools as part of a demo. Below are some photos taken in this period.

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14′.6″ hollow wood SUP built on a course.

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Paddling a 12′.6″ SUP along False Bay and into Kalk Bay harbour.

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A hollow wooden single fin made by Burnett Wood Surfboards for a Triton Tools exhibition that took place in Germany.

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A hollow wooden single fin made out of beautiful cedar.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Hollow wood surfboards waiting to be glassed.

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A 9′ longboard built on a course with Burnett Wood Surfboards.

 Posted by at 9:10 pm
Mar 052016
 

I’m very stoked to be in Cologne, Germany, where I’ll be shaping a wood surfboard as part of a series of live demonstrations taking place at the Triton Tools exhibition at the International Hardware Fair.  The show takes place 6-8 March. I’ll also be shaping four hand planes during that time in a specially constructed glass booth that will host other members of Triton’s #mastersofwood team.

It’s been amazing to see the stand come together over the last day and it is looking exceptionally good. Below is a quick pass of the stand, also showing a finished wood surfboard that I made for the show.


 

Jan 192016
 
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Early morning line-up at Seal Point in Cape St. Francis.

Laid back South African surf town Cape St.Francis, home of the Endless Summer, will be hosting a hollow wooden surfboard course run by Burnett Wood Surfboards between 28 March and 2 April 2016.

With its decades-long reputation as a surf destination, Cape St. Francis is the perfect place to be immersed in crafting an eco-friendly wooden surfboard. World class waves, including the legendary J-Bay, break in the vicinity, and there’s the option of sampling the local waves outside of course hours.

For Northern Hemisphere surfers, this is a great opportunity to have an experienced-based surfing holiday and take home a beautiful wooden surfboard. With favourable exchange rates, it also represents incredible bang for your dollar, pound or euro. (See below for more info relevant to international visitors).

You could build a board like this!

Burnett Wood Surfboards has been offering courses for nearly four years and has the widest available range of wooden surfboard models to choose from. The ultimate DIY project for any surfer, making a functional wooden surfboard will take you on a journey in surf history, it will provide an insight into the art of shaping and environmentally friendly surfboard construction, and it will give you the joy of working with a beautiful natural material. Check out a gallery of previous course participants here.

Those signing up can choose from shapes ranging from fish, eggs, single fins, mini-malibus and longboards. Participants can sign up for the full six-day course where they start right at the beginning with a pile of planks, or can sign up for a three-day course where part of their board is done for them.

More information on how to sign up, including costs and types of boards to choose from, is available on the courses page of this website.

 

VENUE AND ACCOMMODATION

RaggieThe venue for the course is Raggies International Backpackers in the centre of Cape St. Francis. Raggies can offer accommodation for those coming from out of town, and can host individuals or families, making it an ideal venue for locals and those travelling from overseas. Airport transfers are available and Raggies also provides access to a range of exciting activities around Cape St. Francis.

Please ask us about accommodation if you are interested.

VISITORS FROM OUTSIDE SOUTH AFRICA

It takes 10 days to two weeks to glass your surfboard once you have finished the woodwork. If you plan on travelling after the course, we’ll make sure it’s ready for you to take back on the journey with you. If you’re going back straight after the course, we will ship the board to your home address. There will be an additional charge for the shipping.

Prices on our courses page are only for the wood surfboard course. You are responsible for other expenses such as your airfare and accommodation. Raggies International Backpackers can assist with accommodation. Airport transfers from the closest airport, Port Elizabeth, can be arranged.

Cape St. Francis is close to a number of other tourist attractions, including the world famous Garden Route, Addo Elephant Park and a number of other game reserves.

BACKGROUND TO ENDLESS SUMMER

Just about every surfer has at some stage in their surfing lives seen the iconic clip of the ‘discovery’ of Cape St. Francis in Bruce Brown’s famous surf movie Endless Summer. No matter that the right point has been eclipsed in fame by its nearby neighbour J-Bay, in surf consciousness Cape St. Francis represents the dream of discovering a perfect wave. Check out the clip below.

Cape St. Francis, 1963 from ENCYCLOPEDIA of SURFING videos on Vimeo.

 

Dec 082015
 
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TAKE THE DROP ON A WOODEN BOARD: Build your own hollow wooden surfboard in 2016 by signing up for a course with Burnett Wood Surfboards. Picture: DANIEL GREBE, https://www.facebook.com/grebephoto

2016 will be the fourth year that I’m offering wooden surfboard building courses where participants build their own hollow wooden surfboards and there are some exciting additions to the line-up. Click here to check out the schedule.

In addition to my regular Cape Town wooden surfboard building course, I’ll be running courses in Durban and Cape St. Francis to meet requests from guys that want to build their own board but can’t get away to Cape Town. I’m really excited about taking the wooden surfboard courses to different locations and meeting a whole bunch of new people.

Secondly, during 2016 I’ll be running courses at my Scarborough workshop, but will also be hosting regular courses in Woodstock so that it is easier for people in central Cape Town and the Northern Suburbs of Cape Town to attend. As part of the Woodstock courses there will also be evening classes.

Thirdly, in addition to the popular hollow wooden surfboard course builds, people can also sign up for the day-long course to build their own bodysurfing hand plane. And we also have a range of SUPs that can be built on a course.

I have not made any price increases this year, despite the escalating costs of a number of materials. In addition, the 5% discount that I had last year for bookings made three months in advance is still in place.

The schedule is HERE. BOOK NOW!

Make it! Surf it!

Nov 132015
 

PopupWood surfboards move to the big city 16-21 November. I’ll be in Woodstock, running a workshop where we’ll build wood surfboards from scratch. The venue is The Popup Woodstock and 2 Frere Street. Anyone interested in wood surfboards is welcome to visit during the week and see how things are progressing.

I’m also open for anyone who wants to build their own bodysurfing hand plane. This is a one-day course and is a great introduction for anyone wanting to work with wood and make a functional surf craft that they can have fun with in the ocean. Visit this page for more details.

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Oct 122015
 

In November I’m planning a board building workshop in Woodstock, meaning that for guys in central Cape Town and the Northern Suburbs I’ll be on your doorstep.

3 and 5 day workshops will be available and you can attend during the day or evening. So if you want to build your own magnificent wooden surfboard, please email burnett.patrick@gmail.com More information on the courses can be found on the courses page of this website.

The venue will be The PopUp Woodstock, which is as 2 Frere Street Woodstock and very close to central Cape Town. Dates are not finalised but we are looking at 16-21 November as provisional dates. However, if you have a preference, please let me know and I may be able to adapt.

What anyone who attends one of my courses gets is the experience of crafting your own unique wooden surfboard from a pile of planks. For most people, it’s a once-in-a-lifetime experience. You’ll be able to surf it, show it off and there won’t be another board like it anywhere on the planet because each piece of wood that nature makes is uniquely different. It’s a process of engrossing yourself in the beauties of wood and at the same time making something with the beautiful curves of good surfboard design meant to harness the energy of a breaking wave. As someone who has been making these boards for nearly a decade and knows all the pitfalls and mistakes that can be made, I’m the ultimate resource to help you avoid common mistakes and make something that you’ll be proud of for life.

To scroll through some pictures of boards made on previous courses, view the gallery below:

Course Pictures and Boards 2013/2014

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 Posted by at 11:39 am
Sep 132015
 

Looking for something to do? There’s one place left for the course that I’m running next week, that’s 21-26 September. If you want it, then it is yours.

For more information, check out my courses page for more information and have a look at the gallery of some of the boards made on the courses that I’ve been running since 2013.

What anyone who attends one of my courses gets is the experience of crafting your own unique wooden surfboard from a pile of planks. For most people, it’s a once-in-a-lifetime experience. You’ll be able to surf it in the ocean and there won’t be another board like it anywhere on the planet because each piece of wood is uniquely different. Its a process of engrossing yourself in the beauties of wood and at the same time making something with the beautiful curves of good surfboard design, meant to harness the energy of a breaking wave.

As someone who has been making these boards for nearly a decade and knows all the pitfalls and mistakes that can be made, I’m the ultimate resource to help you avoid common mistakes and make something that you’ll be proud of for life.

Course Pictures and Boards 2013/2014

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Aug 092015
 

There are only 10 places left!

That’s the official number of people that I can accommodate for wood surfboard courses between now and the end of the year, so if you want to build your own beautiful hollow wood surfboard then check out the courses page on my website and get in touch about booking your place. Early bird discounts apply.

The number of people who have built boards with me is now approaching 100. It’s something I would never have predicted when I started making wood boards in my garage in 2007.

The courses have been running since 2013. From the beginning, I have been stoked to see other people build their own surfboards and see their creativity and innate hand skill come to life through the construction of beautiful wood surfboard shapes. I’m really grateful to everyone that has signed up – I have learnt a tremendous amount and met some amazing people.

The gallery below includes pictures from some of the courses held by Burnett Wood Surfboards 2013-2015.

Course Pictures and Boards 2013/2014

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