Archive for April, 2011

Bonzer fin for Matts Paipo

Hand crafted.

Veneer “Sunrise” plans…..

Veneers for fins “sunrise” on the inside of each fin.

Veneers cut and awaiting glue.



 Making a fin template for Matts Paipo Board,

(pronounced “pee-po”  in Hawaiian).

Fin template inspired by the Campbell brothers Bonzer surfboards .

Continue reading

Recently found photos

These shots were taken of me when I was 20 my first proper longboard single fin,purchased second hand from Jon the Hairdresser and locally shaped by John Greene at Hot Rocks surf shop.

Named “the breakfast club special”

Previously to riding this board I had an 7ft tri fin egg (very fast) and a 9ft6 pop out (out of control on that one)

and  several body boards.

These shots were of an East swell wintertime Bournemouth Pier,

more photos of my other boards to follow..

Enjoy the Ocean 🙂

Surfing at Bournemouth Pier

I have attached photos of my Bonzer 7.0 Trueames Fin that was damaged.. . I repaired and re-profiled this to my requirements – I wanted a fin that was quicker to turn with a bit more flex.

I offer a surfboard repair service,  SUP‘s and kite-surf boards & windsurfers catered for-

for a free consultation contact me on:

“Whatever the damage I can repair it to keep your favourite board alive”

Just after initial template retune.

Balanced profile



Jeff The Ding Man

South coast custom surfboards

repaired in Bournemouth


South Coast Custom Surfboards

Welcome to my blog

My name is Jeff Smith “aka The Ding Man and I live on the South Coast of the UK.  I have been surfing since the age of seventeen and am now slowly approaching middle age and still loving the ocean.

I have a HND in Industrial Design and have run a woodwork workshop for the NHS for ten years. I have decided to put my skills to better use and starting to design and repair surfboards in Bournemouth.

Please view my work on this blog and leave comments if you wish 🙂

Hope you enjoy my creativity

south coast winter fun 2010

Surfing at Bournemouth Pier UK