Dryad Surfboards

Dryad Surfboards

We build hollow wooden surfboards that stand apart from the rest. Our aim at the start of each project is to compliment the natural beauty of the woods selected with unique deck art that makes every board we produce an object to be admired out of the water, and a joy to paddle out on.

The process takes us through computer aided design on our board shapes, CNC cutting of internal components by local specialists, sourcing the best woods for the size of the boards and a lot of preparation in machining timber down to workable dimensions. That’s all before we glue any pieces together.

Once the boards frame, internal blocking, deck skins and rails have been joined, the process of shaping and refining can begin. Our boards at this point really influence the art we apply, and although we start with a conceptual idea, it isn’t until we look at the colours and figuring in the wood that we can decide to proceed, or modify our ideas.

One of the most common questions posed by someone admiring our boards on display is ‘you wouldn’t risk riding it, would you?’ The question is really about whether the artwork would get ruined if you did. Well, the next part of the build process is to apply the deck art. This happens before the board is covered by layers of fiberglass cloth and resin (much like the mass-produced foam core surfboards). The art is protected underneath the layers of the ‘glassing’ process, and surface scratches to the resin can be polished and sanded out. Now, that isn’t to say common sense shouldn’t be employed. Long exposure to direct sunlight, hard impacts received during use and carelessness in transporting and storing your board, may result in necessary repairs that could permanently scar the original beauty.

So, in answer to that question, I’ll always reply that our surfboards are designed to be ridden and enjoyed. How long you can expect it to look fabulous depends on how, where and when you ride it. One thing is for sure though, they are a piece of art, and as such would become a focal point in any home or space. But have it both ways if you’d like?

Dryad Surfboards Shoreline Studio
Dryad Surfboards Shoreline Studio
Dryad Surfboards Shoreline Studio
Dryad Surfboards Shoreline Studio
Dryad Surfboards
Dryad Surfboards Shoreline Studio
Dryad Surfboards Shoreline Studio
Dryad Surfboards Shoreline Studio

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