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.



Dec 232010

Here’s a nine foot, handcrafted hollow wooden longboard, made out of Japanese Cedar.  As a Xmas present, it’s a one-of-a-kind – you just won’t be able to match it in any mall or shop in the country. Santa and his helpers just don’t make this kind of thing. Yes, it’s totally hollow, it’s made completely out of wood and there is no foam core.

This will be a great board for cruising at a wave like Muizenberg. And it will make a beautiful wall hanging. Contact burnett.patrick@gmail.com if you’re interested.

The  board has yet to be fine-shaped, sanded and glassed, so it’s for delivery early in the new year. The first picture is adjusted in iPhoto to give a rough idea of what the wood will look like after it has been glassed (the glassing really brings out the colour of the wood and the grain) with 4oz cloth and epoxy resin. The second picture is the raw wood as it stands.

Hey, you don’t even have to buy it as a Xmas present – just buy it anyway!