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Archive for June, 2013

Surf Shaper trailer

Check out this trailer on Dave and Driftwood Surfboards. It’s got some footage from yesteryear back in the days of the shed, and gives you a little info on what we are about. Stay tuned for the full length documentary out soon. Big thanks to Liv Williams, the director, who is running some cool projects over at

Driftwood’s new handplane strap design


We have recently been developing a brand new strap design for our handplanes. Why do I need a strap I hear you ask! The main advantages of having a strap on your handplane are:


Royal Cornwall Show 2013 – Cedar, sun and cider

Royal Cornwall Show - Our stand

Last weekend we were fortunate enough to be invited over to the Royal Cornwall Show in Wadebridge. Big thanks to Duchy Timber and Kim Moor for letting us have a beautiful spot in the forestry section of the show.

We set up our stand with a backdrop of big hunks of timber being skilfully sculpted with a chainsaw and other big bits of kit machining all the local timber.

The weather was scorching and we had a very busy stand all day with lots of interest. We were showing off our new handplanes and they seemed to go down well, we lost count of how many times we explained they weren’t snow ploughs or flip flops! Anyway it was a successful day and towards the end we enjoyed a couple of ciders before heading home. Cedar, sun and cider…what more could you ask for.

Dropping off the Shelterbox Board

Shelterbox Driftwood

We recently popped down to Shelterbox HQ in Helston to hand over the long awaited surfboard that had been raffled at the Shelterbox Christmas ball back in December.

The lucky winner of the board was Louie Bowers, a graphic designer from London, and she was amped when she found out.


Guest Shapes in wood – Nigel Semmens & Driftwood collaborate

Driftwood - CrunchieNS - Crunchie

We are very excited by our collaboration with well renowned shaper and friend of Dave’s, Nigel Semmens from Ocean Magic. We can offer a unique service at Driftwood Surfboards, that is you can order your favourite Ocean Magic shape and get in made in wood. We are working with a number of shapers to try and expand this and get more guest shapes made from timber.

When you see guest shapes on our website now you know what we are on about.

Here you can see NS Crunchie made from local cedar timber…

NS Crunchie