Mar 142017
 

 

Patrick Burnett of Burnett Wood Surfboards with a course student in his workshop in Cape Town, November 2016.

Patrick Burnett of Burnett Wood Surfboards with a course student in his workshop in Cape Town, November 2016. Photo: Eric Nathan

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From 17-22 April 2017 I’ll be in Durban for a workshop that will share the stoke that comes with building and surfing your own wooden surfboard.

Those participating in the Durban wooden surfboard workshop walk away from the course with their own handcrafted and very beautiful hollow wooden surfboard.

Anyone interested can sign up for the scheduled six-day workshop option where you start out with a pile of planks and finish up with a one-of-a-kind wooden surfboard. If you don’t have the time for six days, don’t worry – then there is a three-day option that still gets you a wooden surfboard.

The workshop takes builders through all the theoretical and practical aspects of building a wooden surfboard. We look at the different types of timber, the environmental aspects and the design dynamics underpinning wood surfboards. This is combined with the practical process of crafting a surfboard from a pile of planks into a one-of-a-kind work of art that can be surfed.

For more information, please visit the following page where you’ll find details of available boards, costs, and a gallery of previous workshop boards. Contact Patrick on 073 232 3043 or burnett.patrick@gmail.com for bookings.

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Two mini-malibus made on a workshop with Burnett Wood Surfboards.

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An 8′ mini-malibu made on a workshop with Burnett Wood Surfboards.

Feb 012017
 
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From 20-25 February 2017 I’ll be back in the relaxed surf town of Cape St.Francis for a workshop that will share the stoke that comes with building and surfing your own wooden surfboard.

From 20-25 February 2017 I’ll be back in the relaxed surf town of Cape St.Francis for a workshop that will share the stoke that comes with building and surfing your own wooden surfboard.

Those participating walk away from the course with their own handcrafted and very beautiful hollow wood surfboard.

Anyone interested can sign up for the scheduled six-day workshop option where you start out with a pile of planks and finish up with a one-of-a-kind wooden surfboard. If you don’t have the time for six days, don’t worry – then there is a three-day option that still gets you a wooden surfboard.

The workshop takes builders through all the theoretical and practical aspects of building a wood surfboard. We look at the different types of timber, the environmental aspects and the design dynamics underpinning wood surfboards. This is combined with the practical process of crafting a surfboard from a pile of planks into a one-of-a-kind work of art that can be surfed.

For more information, please visit the following page where you’ll find details of available boards, costs, and a gallery of previous workshop boards.

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Three beautiful wooden surfboards built from scratch in a Burnett Wooden surfboards workshop.

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A recent workshop where these three guys built their own wooden surfboards.

Nov 102016
 

fishI’ll be in Cape Town central for a wood surfboard building course between 21-26 November. There will be a daytime build option, but also an evening option between 6-9pm every evening for those who work.

The final course for 2016 takes place from 5-10 December in Scarborough.

Those participating walk away from the course with their own handcrafted and very beautiful hollow wood surfboard. Have a look at this gallery to see some of the beautiful boards that have been made on courses that I’ve held.

Our wooden surfboard course takes builders through all the theoretical and practical aspects of building a wood surfboard. We look at the different types of timber, the environmental aspects and the design dynamics underpinning wood surfboards. This is combined with the practical process of crafting a surfboard from a pile of planks into a one-of-a-kind work of art that can be surfed. More information can be found here, or email Patrick at burnett.patrick@gmail.com

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Nov 292012
 

donovanPictured here is a stoked Donovan Seymour, the winner of one of our wood surfboards that was up for grabs in a partnership with Pakalolo’s restaurant and bar in Hout Bay and Jack Black’s craft beer.

Over the last three months, the beautiful twin-keel hollow wooden fish has been mounted on the wall at Pakalolo’s. Every time someone ordered a pint of Jack Black’s craft beer, their name was entered for the draw.

On Tuesday night the pints of Jack Black’s craft beer flowed freely as Pakalolo patrons keen to win the board made their last gulps in the hope of getting lucky. One guy I spoke to at the bar had put down five pints by 7pm.

But it was a thrilled Donovan whose name was drawn from the thousands of entries. He exploded into a jig in front of the DJ and performed multiple fist pumps. With his Movember mo, you just couldn’t take the smile off his face and it was great to see. A more stoked dude you would not have found in the whole of Cape Town.

Donovan described how he had seen the board while at Pakalolo’s on Friday night with friends. “I just thought to myself that’s mine,” he said. And it was. Donovan even hopped on his scooter and traveled across Cape Town from the West Coast to attend the draw.

He has won a board that could never be replicated and is a global one-of-a-kind. It is made from South African-grown redwood, with the bottom of the board made up of two planks of bookmarked timber cut with a very wide saw from the same piece of wood. The top is made from South African-grown Japanese Cedar and redwood. Click here and here to see more pictures of the board that Donovan won.

We’d like to thank Stefan Richter from Pakalolo’s restaurant and bar in Hout Bay and Jack Black’s craft beer for pulling off an awesome raffle and great evening.

It’s great to get local support from Pakalolo’s and great to see a delicious Cape Town-based craft beer go from strength to strength.

Jan 102010
 

[vimeo]http://www.vimeo.com/8836303[/vimeo]Never thought I’d be stoked surfing a new board in one-foot Muizenberg, but I took my five-year-old son along and we had a super-fun session. The little guy paddled the board and then we caught waves with him on my back. I could hear him gasping with excitement every time we caught a wave.

The water was awesome – blue and clear and we could see little fish swimming in the waves on the side of the board as we took off. The board felt sweet too and that’s a good sign – if it goes on one foot waves, it’s going to be a joy on decent size waves.