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

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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

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Jul 212015
 

wooden surfboards, wood surfboards, hollow wood surfboardsIt’s been six months and I’m feeling settled in my new wood surfboard workshop space on Good Hope Garden Nursery property outside Scarborough.

I’ve always loved this country and feel so at home. The door of my workshop looks out on a section of Cape Point Nature Reserve and behind my backdoor is wild mountain and fynbos.

The last few days the baboons have been on the hunt for food and have had to be chased off – a reminder of wild nature on our doorstep.

And although the surf is close, I’m managing to be remarkably productive with plenty of made-to-order boards being built, and courses running regularly over the last few months.

 

 

 

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Above are three course participants from the last three months. Andrew, Tony and Ant. They built stunning boards.

20150608_150043Pictured right is the first 12′.6″ open water stand-up paddle board that was built on a course in April. These are incredible boards to build and majestic to cruise on lakes, rivers or calm ocean.

The shots below are of bodysurfing hand planes – I love using up my offcuts to make these items. They’re now for sale and shipping anywhere in South Africa is free.

Lastly, I’m also making wooden paddles. We have a limited number in stock and also make to order.

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Mar 272015
 
IMG_6125Our April courses are nearly full, but there is still place for courses in May, June, July and the rest of the year so get in touch if you’re keen on learning the craft of wood surfboard building and making your very own beautiful wood surfboard. We also make stunning custom orders if you want a wood surfboard but don’t want to build it yourself.
Find out more information by visiting the courses page of this website, or write to burnett.patrick@gmail.com Dates for the courses are below, but we can also accommodate people outside of these times, if necessary.
  • May
– 18-23 May, build your own hollow wood surfboard or SUP course
  • June
– 22-27 June, six day or three day build your own hollow wood surfboard
  • July
– 24-29 July, six day or three day build your own hollow wood surfboard

 

Mar 162015
 
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Graeme with his twin keel fish glassed in hemp and bio-resin.

Here’s a board that breaks new ground in the realm of sustainable surfboard construction.

Made by Graeme on a Burnett Wood Surfboard course, an estimated 85% of this hollow wood surfboard is made out of locally-grown wood (meaning lower transport emissions because of reduced transport emissions).

It’s glassed with natural hemp cloth from the awesome folk at The Hemporium right here in Cape Town, and glassed with Entropy Super Sap epoxy, a resin that uses a bio-based additive rather than a petroleum-based additive.

There is no such thing as a “100% green surfboard”, but using materials like those above we can significantly reduce the carbon emissions and thus environmental impact of our surf lifestyle.

One study has shown, for example, that a hollow wood surfboard has less than half the carbon emissions of a foam equivalent, and that it is without considering the added benefit of glassing with a natural material and bio-resin.

Huge credit to Graeme for being so keen to break new ground. He was sold on the idea of glassing in hemp and using the Entropy product, which had only just become available in South Africa when we glassed this board last year.

All our hollow wood boards are now being glassed and finished with Entropy resin. The use of hemp is available on request.

 

 

 

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Glassing with hemp fabric.

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Graeme building his hollow wood surfboard.

Feb 122015
 

Nearly two years ago, Peter and Jennifer arrived at my front door to look at a hollow wooden fish they were interested in buying. We had a good chat about wood boards, life and the like. A few days later Jennifer phoned and said Peter would like to come around with his crew and film the wood boards I was making. That’s how Peter, Jennifer, Adam and Jules came to spend two days in a garage in Fish Hoek, which at the time was where I made my hollow wood surfboards.

I’ve often thought about those days of filming because of the moment in time they captured. Shortly afterwards I moved to a workshop in Kommetjie, the business grew, things got crazy and the garage became an unused storage place that nobody ever entered. In the last few weeks I’ve moved my workshop from Kommetjie to Scarborough, but I’m fixing up my garage work space so that I can spend some days working at home, picking up the kids, cooking meals and doing all those kind of homely things that one doesn’t do when spending all your time in a workshop obsessed with making wood surfboards. So it’s sort of as if I’ve done something of a circle. The film the crew made can be watched below. It was shown at the 2014 Wavescapes Surf Film Festival held in Cape Town. So much thanks to everyone who was involved and hope to hook up again soon.




Jul 062014
 

Picture: Dougal Paterson, www.dougalpaterson.com

Up until now, if you wanted to build one of our hollow wood surfboards you needed to sign up for a week-long course. For many people who would like the experience of building their own board, it’s hard to take a full week.

The six-day course is still available. But we have also added a three-day hollow wood surfboard building course where all it takes is a Friday, Saturday and Sunday for you to experience building your own wood surfboard.

We’ll still retain the core of our week-long course offering and you’ll experience the satisfaction of working with wood in crafting your own beautiful, functional wave craft.

But instead of starting at the beginning, part of your board will already be built for you when you begin, enabling you to come in and work on the most crucial and rewarding parts.

The first three-day course will run 19-21 September 2014. To book your spot, contact Patrick through burnett.patrick@gmail.com or 073 232 3043 to sign up or for more information.

What you get:

– Your own beautiful, surfable wood surfboard, handmade by yourself

– Access to all tools and provision of materials needed to make your surfboard

– Information on wood surfboards, history, design dynamics, environmental credentials

– Tuition and assistance

– Glassing and finishing of the board

– Fin boxes or handmade wood fins

– Tea/Coffee throughout the day

– Lunch on the days that you build

– Experience of working with wood and craft in a stunning rural environment

– The chance to meet other like-minded folk also building their own boards.

To see our picture gallery of people who have built their own boards, click here. For more information, click here.

Contact Patrick through burnett.patrick@gmail.com or 073 232 3043 to sign up or for more information.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jun 292014
 

Below are pictures of some wood surfboards and related products currently being built at Burnett Wood Surfboards. The first set of pictures is a beautiful twin keel fish that Graeme is building on a course. The wood is stunning. Check out our courses page if you’re interested in building your own board.

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We just finished this beautiful custom order pictured below. It’s a 7′.6″ mini-mal made out of Western Red Cedar.

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 And this 6′.0″ twin keel fish custom order is designed for the ins and outs of a ledgy reef take-off that then peels off into a playful wall. Nearly done on the finishing glassing touches.

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 We’ve also been making some beautiful bodysurfing handplanes. Stand by – we’ll soon be running a one-day course where you can come and shape your own. We will also be offering kits, where we post everything you need to make your own.

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 And lastly, something completely different…a mirror. It is made out of Cherry and Poplar with mother-of-pearl inserts. Yes, it is for sale.

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Apr 222014
 

1. 5′.8″ classic-styled hollow wood twin-fin fish

abalonefish20130910_172129This is a just-finished 5′.8″ classic-styled hollow wood twin-fin fish in Western Red Cedar and Obeche with real abalone inlays and custom-made glass-on fins. It’s a celebration of a surfboard shape that has endured for nearly 50 years. Handcrafted and taking inspiration from the fish shapes of the early 1970s, the special feature of this board are the abalone inserts along the bottom that separate the two different types of wood, the one light and the other dark in colour. The abalone lines have a mother-of-pearl luminosity to them that is accentuated by the rich colours of the wood. This is a one-of-a-kind board, a piece of functional art. This board was made as a piece of wall art, but it is ready to be surfed. Despite being shorter than today’s typical shortboards, the fish paddles beautifully and catches waves easily. It gives a loose, fast, floaty ride that feels completely different to a modern surfboard.  And despite it’s stability, it’s got X-factor, loads of it.                                                           

PRICE: R8,500, excluding shipping. Contact burnett.patrick@gmail.com for more  information

 

2. 9′.7″ single fin hollow wood longboard (sorry this one has been SOLD, but contact me if you would like one made)

topnose_deckThis is a 9′.7″ single fin hollow wood longboard made out of Western Red Cedar with Obeche accent strips. Handcrafted, this board draws inspiration from classic longboards from a bygone era, with a rolled bottom, pinched rails and hips through to a square tail.

The special features of this board are the use of premium Western Red Cedar, a tree native to the Pacific North West in North America with a long history of use in boat building by indigenous people in that part of the world. The wood for this board was hand-selected to show off the finest grain the species has to offer – it is a rich, dark brown colour, alternating from a fine, straight grain to a swirling grain from tail to nose. The board also has an interesting tail block lay-up, alternating triangles of light and dark wood to create a stylish finish.

This board will make a stunning feature on any wall, but it is also very surfable. Spend enough time learning its moods and you’ll be rewarded with some lengthy nose rides.

PRICE: R9,500, excluding shipping. Contact burnett.patrick@gmail.com for more information

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Mar 052014
 

The first Burnett Wood Surfboards course ran in May 2013 (click here if you want to know more about our build your own board course offering). Attending that course was Patrick Young, who built a beautiful hollow wood 6′.4″ egg. Last week he was back, this time to build a twin keel fish. I watched with great excitement as the board came together. It’s really satisfying to see someone engaging with their board, getting to know it, and seeing it taking shape before their eyes. Even though it’s nearly a year later, Patrick had clearly put the lessons learned during the first board to good use, because the fish he has made is a stunner. Pictures, all taken by Patrick Young during the build, are in the gallery below.

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