Hollow Core Wooden Surfboard - Product Development. This is a showcase of some of the timber surfboards that were made along the Product Development journey of High performance, lightweight hollow-core timber surfboards.

How do you maximize "flex" in a wooden rib construction? The wooden surfboards I rode so far felt a bit stiff and dead compared to a modern epoxy board.

type of timber is a big factor. But I think it is similar principles to guitar construction: strong enough to support the force, thin enough to flex. You might need to reduce the thickness of your timber - you can also add a layer of fibreglass to the inside of your deck and bottom.

Derek Dodds

Derek Dodds is founder of the world's first ecological surf company Wave Tribe, surfboard shaper, world traveler, author and Mini Simmons enthusiast.

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Derek Dodds | Surfer, Shaper, Traveler
I'm Derek Dodds, the guy behind Srfer.com.com. I love surfing, shaping, adventure travel, IPAs, useful gear, and all things related to the sea.