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Bournemouth surf

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

 SMITH SURFBOARDS

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

money

Mass produced surfboards vs Bespoke handcrafted surfboards

you decide?

Handcrafted surfcraft made with the best materials.

SMITH SURFBOARDS

SOUTH COAST UK

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FIREWIRE DOMINATOR with a FCS FUSION PLUG lost to The Jurassic Coastline.

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Ready for action…note this boards construction cosmetically takes a lot of time to blend / hide the repair.

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Jeff The DING MAN of SMITH SURFBOARDS.

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If I need to explain…..

Paipo INSPIRATION for “BOB”

The paipo board is the most ancient of the Planing Totems. There are historic accounts of these boards being ridden prone and while kneeling from West Africa to Tahiti and of course Hawaii. The paipo’s main function was as a small board to swim and bodysurf with. In Hawaii the paipo was the first board kids rode when they began to surf. In Waikiki during the classic beach boy era from the 1920s through the 1960s paipo riding blossomed on plywood boards made from the surplus scrap wood of Honolulu’s 20th century construction boom. The Kuhio beach groin, known locally as “The Wall” became the epicenter of the paipo scene in the 1950s and 60s. Standing on a paipo was the considered the ultimate at the Wall, and Hawaiian surfers like Valentine Ching mastered the art of stand-up paipo in the fifties. From the Waikiki paipo school emerged some of the most influential surfers of the 20th century: Rabbit Kekai, Wally Froiseth, Donald Takayama, David Nuuhiwa, Reno Abellira, Eddie and Clyde Aikau, Jeff Ching, Buttons Kaluhiokalani, Larry Bertlemann, and many other Hawaiian surfers cut their teeth on paipo boards. This familiarity with short planing boards helped these surfers played a major role in the development of the surf/skate style that became prevalent in the 1970s.

My take on this design can be seen by following this link

 

https://southcoastcustomsurfboards.wordpress.com/2013/02/21/smith-surfboards-bob-the-quad-bonzer-paipo/

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 Repairs for the Johnson Brothers 🙂

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

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After I cut the top glass off!

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

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

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

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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.

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Cheers Declan & Oscar

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

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I squared and repaired the nose to create a

safety nose profile – no pointy noses here 🙂

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Enjoy Lucas

Quality surfboard repairs in BMTH Bournemouth 

By Jeff The Ding Man

A family owned business with old fashioned values.

SMITH SURFBOARDS

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Let there be color.

Just requiring a fin install and hotcoat n sand.

 Custom hand shaped surfboard – 100 percent created by my fair hands from start to finish.

SMITH SURFBOARDS

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Handshaped bespoke surfboards handcrafted entirely my myself Jeff Smith.

Custom resin tinting, fabric inlays and glass on fins available.