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Bournemouth surf


My 5,2″  ORCA SHAMU MINI SIMMONS  next to Henry’s 5’10”


From the depths of the Bourne Valley Bournemouth bespoke handcrafted boards are crafted for free thinking  surfers.

 Repairs for the Johnson Brothers 🙂


This was how the board came to me – previously repaired though something was quite clearly wrong.


After I cut the top glass off!


This is the underneath shot exposing the crushed stringer and multiple voids –

due to over catalyzing the resin it simply burns the foam.


During rebuild – stringer strengthened / foam repaired and awaiting resin.


Repaired correctly to ensure this board will live on for many years to come.

Oh and the boards lower in the shot just needed a small nose rail ding fixed.


Cheers Declan & Oscar

Caring surfboard repairs & custom surfboards (SMITH SURFBOARDS) by Jeff The Ding Man

SUP surfboard repair Bournemouth UK

Matt’s Rogue SUP

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This small hole had a temporary “sun cured resin repair”

which I simply peeled off!

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The completed repair.

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Sup supplied by Nick at


Quality SUP surfboard repairwork in Dorset

by Jeff The Ding Man (SMITH SURFBOARDS)

Ben’s Kiteboard with a split nose,

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split rail,

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& a couple of rail dings ,

these temporary repairs were rebuilt.

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Nose repair with carbon fiber

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Enjoy Ben.

Kiteboard surfboard epoxy ding repairs UK Bournemouth Dorset

By Jeff aka THE DING MAN

A subtle surfboard 😉

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Smashed nose and wet foam / stringer.

Also this whole board has been spray painted and covered in flowers.4.1.13 029

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Notice I rebuilt the nose with safety in mind,

pointed nosed surfboards are dangerous.

I added some POSCA PEN artwork


Enjoy Michelle 🙂

Jack’s surfboard with a broken nose.

during Nose reconstruction surgery.

Note new stringer and foam + squared off for safety.

You’ll be pleased that a full recovery was made.


pure fun

caring surfboard ding repairs Bournemouth UK Dorset

quad fin or 5 fin surfboard

Measure twice cut once.



With surfboard fins fcs fins / plugs you can tune up any surfboard.

“Caring repairs / modifications by Jeff The Ding Man”

surfboard repair uk Bournemouth

SUP REPAIR by The Ding Man

Matt’s Circle One SUP

in for a ding which cracked the rail in two places.

Notice the long split on the apex of the rail.

Repaired with epoxy and glass then a painted Billabong logo.

Enjoy your stand up paddleboard Matt.

DING MAN surfboard SUP repairs in Bournemouth Dorset UK


Perky and Pinky


The FCUK shop decor board now is ready for a surf.

How many holes to repair…holes re cut and plugged with foam from a off cut blank,

Pink tinted resin for the repairs and the FCS style fin plugs.

New leash plug install.

Flexible nylon surfboard fins used for safety as this board is destined to be a little girls first surfboard.

I added some extra detail to the fins to make them themed to this board,

much nicer than the raw black they were originally.

Caring surfboard SUP repairs Bournemouth Dorset UK

ding man surfboard repair

A fun little project came my way recently by a good friend Seb the Photographer,

its a FCUK branded surfboard used as a shop decoration piece..its full of holes and

dings..this board is intended to be a gift for a very lucky young lady.

click to view the holes!

Pink underneath blue on top…My daughter has already spotted it (sorry its not for you).

So its multiple ding repairs – leash plug and a thruster tri fin installation.

To think this would of been landfill?

“Giving surfboards a new leash of life” – Jeff the Ding Man

DING MAN Caring surfboard SUP repairs UK