and a couple carve decks, bklyn

superfun, also think i found the limits of this medium in a skatepark enviornment today--

you can't take humboldt out of the surfboard...

i guess for the same reason you can't take the surfboard out of humboldt?

i got some work done on my american tour, like the paint and servicing on a few of pulsifer's hulls...

and this superthin, highly experimental flexxybomb... bamboo deck with cedar rails and bottom, my main concern was with the bottom shape, a fully righteous 1-2 concave.

bamboo thruster setup,

five eight and a half with a moon art tail, i know. ol' petes making one same shape with paulownia back in cali, cali, so we'll compare weight after shes all said and done.


skateboard fleet 0001 since 'aught nine

to those who have ordered skateboards:

your order is being processed at all hours of the day. thank you for your patronage.


scotiawood laboratories under construction

Round timbers have begun to go up for this future workshop in the 'wood. It is to be mostly green balsam logs pegged together with square ironwood pegs, riven out with a hatchet and driven home with a handmade maul. For the coming summer I have milled out parts for a few new boards and plan to work under this roof with hand tools.... blah blah blah


Against Animal Testing

Unless you count sea urchins... Here's some nice pictures of the flat little fishy I hope to sell soon. Turns out It's easier to ride than it is to sell, for multiple reasons. I was able to cut quite a bit of weight out of the design and I've ridden it a couple days, just to be sure. Really really fast and fun to pump on smaller days. And GOD it looks good. The leash loop used to be a sea Urchin. Check it out! Scroll down to "Cherry Fish" for more of the specs.


dirty feels good.

大雨で盆栽がめちゃくちゃになった。The heavy rain made a mess of the bonzai. Point breaks feel better when you surf them with wooden singlefin beauties, I know this from experience.


Shiny New Boards

Here's a first glimpse at the finish on "Cherry Fish" and "Face Rocket." Coming to a point break near you!


those black spots in the pictures are alex's doodlings:


Thank You Campaign

Here's a Picture with new Tamarack set-in-the-stick Fins and a Killer Gloss-job all done. MAN is this board shiny, and strong as nails. Stronger. Had it out in big surf today and Feels Sweet!

It is a 5'8" Fish Tail with over 2 inches of thickness and 21 inches wide. This means she has a Lot of Float and feels great catching waves and gaining momentum down the line. And it's WOOD! beautiful red cedar, clear and strong, over a rock-solid fishbone. Looks better than new with the new fins and finish!

what if the whole world were made of Surfboards?

think about it. no crime, no war, no happiness, just surfboards.


set-into-the-stick fins

Set-into-the-Stick Fins are WaterBomb proof.

I got the idea from Roy Stewart who builds rocket ships (surfboards) in New Zealand. And then also from Alex, in Halifax, who works wood. The method allows more strength in the fins while doing away with a mess of epoxy on the bottom of your board, fillet joints that will create some extra drag. All my fins are now set into blocking on the inside of the board, allowing for a super snug fit.


Fun with Glass!

Those interested in a Custom Job are encouraged to weigh in on issues such as choice of "laminate material." All we have to do is let go of our dearly-held notions of fiberglass and the like. We encourage the use of natural fibers such as bamboo and cotton to replace the fiberglass where-ever possible, which offer comparable strength at the same weight. Our bamboo source needs to be greenlight surfboard supply in Philadelphia PA yeah penna.



Hello and Welcome to SCOTIAWOOD, builder and certain purveyor of fine surfboards that surf. Check out our surfboards. so if you want a surfboard just make an order (thesamstack@gmail.com) and We will build you one. Check it!

face rocket

meet Face Rocket

all shots prior to final shaping, keeling and glassing.
cherry stringer, Scotia pine and Reclaimed cedar skins
tail block and nose block from cork, cherry, ash, pine, cedar laminate

wants to be surfed!
eight pounds, ten ounces without glass
hand carved and riven spruce single skeg
artwork by alex bettigole

Cherry Fish

meet Cherry Fish

all prior to final shaping, keeling and glassing. reclaimed cedar and Scotian cherry wood inlays, pine and ash skins. super fly bottom contour.

set-into-the-stick spruce twin keels and glossy finish
11 pounds, 4 ounces without glass
you can feel good!


meet Beep,
Leash Bar, and board

it is a "used" 5 foot 8 inch Fish, for sale to a good home. we accept check, money-order, beer, firstborn child. thesamstack@gmail.com
this board is eight to ten times stronger than when "new"
custom cork-cedar patch and newly set-into-thestick cheesecloth fins
super fresh finish

Business Convention Notes: Halifax

14 February 2009
special thanks to andrew, alex, cory, seamus



thanks to a. bettigole for this, which is being printed someplace later this week, and is one hundred percent historically accurate:

everybody surfboards

specializing in locally and sustainably harvested Hollow Wooden Witchcraft. ehem, i mean Watercraft.


Marketing Proposal, January 2009

Tougher than Your Board, You Betcha

Why Wood?

Wood is Good. Beautiful! Even sacred, maybe. Here in Shelburne, we have a ton of it. If used judiciously, it will continue to be available to skilled builders for generations to come. It is non-toxic to work with and has less of an impact on the waste stream than “modern” surfboard foam. Recycling of used wood is not just an option; it’s a reality. And planting new trees? Consider it done.

Why Now?

Now is the time to buy a surfboard that will last. How many fins and decks have you seen smashed in the sloppy beach-break? Don’t let it happen to you. Get a tough board. Your children will thank you.

Why Shelburne?

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Why Everybody?

Everybody Surfboards has made a commitment to providing interesting shapes and will build to ANY custom specifications. Our first priority is environmental consciousness; we pledge to support the local business climate with a global perspective on our continued impact. Most importantly, we surf. We surf a lot. And our boards feel good.
Let’s Go!