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Boardmasters, Cornwall Design Fair and more…


Well that was a busy couple of weeks! It all began back on the 7th of August at the Fistral Beach Bar for Boardmasters Festival. Having turned up to find our designated space filled with photography, we decided to improvise and set up a nice little pop-up shop on the balcony in the sunshine.


After speaking with the event organisers we were moved up to Watergate to the VIP bar tent. We set our exhibition up on the Thursday ready for it to kick off on Friday, you’ll probably be aware of this from our updates on Facebook. (more…)

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.


CNC Chambered Surfboard – The future?

Chambered board top and bottom

One of David’s latest investigations into developing a more sustainable surfboard involved combining the relatively unknown yet ancient wood, Paulownia, and modern computer numerically controlled (CNC) manufacture techniques.

Paulownia, known as the ‘tree of life’, is the perfect timber for surfboards as it is lightweight and strong, with good flex properties and does not rot in seawater. Managed correctly, it is said to be the strongest weight-to-strength timber available and the fastest growing hardwood.


M.C.Escher board in British Museum of Surfing

“A stunning work of art and a functional surfboard created in the finest traditions of British craftsmanship. David Forsyth’s work would stand the test on a world stage.” Peter Robinson, founder of the Museum of British Surfing


The Escher board was designed and constructed by David Forsyth, the founder of Driftwood Surfboards. The board was made using a contemporary adaption of, the legendary surfing pioneer, Tom Blake’s water sled from the 1930’s. (more…)

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