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 burnett.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.



Jun 302013

carvepresso4It was a great pleasure to work with another four awesome guys on the second Burnett Wood Surfboards board building course held in June. Dave, Damon, Lewin and Simon all put heart and soul into their creations and produced some stunning boards.

The workshops are a unique offering to the South African surfing community and have now become a firmly established feature at Burnett Wood Surfboards as we share the stoke that comes with building and surfing a wood surfboard – the green alternative to surfboard construction.

We’ve released a full course schedule for the rest of 2013, with courses in August, September, November and December. Please write to burnett.patrick@gmail.com or contact Patrick on 073 232 3043 if you are interested.

We’ve also been accepting individuals into our workshop who can’t make the course dates, but still want to build a surfboard on their own time and with expert supervision.

At our workshop in Imhoff Farm Village, Kommetjie, we offer a fantastic rural venue to build hollow wood surfboards. Magnificent views of the Peninsula mountain range, farmyard paddocks with horses, goats, chickens and peacocks greet you every day. You can shape your surfboard outside with the sun on your back. And we are minutes away from the ocean and any number of surf spots.