Finally, it has led to a day on the water learning how to surf. Having never done so before, I think I am blessed to not know how easy a foam board would be. Somehow, it makes the goal of standing on my heavy, wooden board seem more attainable.
Here are the photos from the summer.
Wood: Bass planks. Initially 1" x 6-8" x 8', Cedar strips also 8'
Bought from Yukon Lumber Company.
All tools provided by B. Murray, cousin of The Man in the Striped Pajamas
My board's final dimensions: 7'8" in length, 1" deep, 21.5" wide, finless
Anthony's board is more conventional with his last name spelled in Hieroglyphs. He added a fin and a leash. It is very nice.
On my first outing surfing, I crouched on one wave for about 3 seconds. I body boarded a bunch in, but then the waves became a "kiddy pool," so I was told. I'll have to go back when there is enough power to lift me.
|Picking it up.|
|bring it home.|
|ready for wood glue|
|sanded and shaped with the design burned in|
|anthony playing catchup|
|looking pretty nifty|
|dead man walking|
|waxed and ready|
|I learned that shirts aren't just to protect from the sun and cold water,|
but also from serious chafing... my nippys hurt.
|It was so awesome. Can't wait to go back.|