Post by buckradius on Jul 12, 2013 23:47:58 GMT -5
So I'm on my way. Nine hours of trimming and sanding, and sanding, and sanding...you know the drill, and I've got my ribs and spine (and a killer headache).
I was able to get my ribs and spine all out of one sheet of 1/4" plywood. I staggered and glued 6" strips of plywood together to make the spine. I'm not sure I'll go that route again, but it seemed a waste not to use up the other half of the sheet of plywood.
Post by buckradius on Jul 19, 2013 22:04:16 GMT -5
Tomorrow I'm back at it.
Spent the week at the Oregon Coast. The swell was only two to three feet at 8-9 seconds, and I (and every other paddle-in surfer) groveled for mushy beach-break rides...HOWEVER...the SUP guys were getting 10+ rides for every one we got.
I came soooooooo close to going and renting a SUP just to get some rides, but I held off and told myself that I would turn my frustration into creativity. I'm more committed than ever to getting this done soon. I might even have my board done in time for the Cape Kiwanda longboard contest at the end of September. Not for the contest; just to have it for riding the down-beach peaks since the main peak is closed for the contest.
That brings me to the question. In your opinions, how does this board (11' SUP) work in surf. I was thinking about adding a little more rocker if that would make it a better surfboard. Most of the time I'll be on the rivers and lakes with it, but I'd like to be able to surf it with confidence and make drops fairly easily.
Love to hear what you've experienced (and how about some action pics!!!).
Thanks for the kind words and encouragement. I'll post some more pics tomorrow PM.
Post by vilanobeachsurf on Jul 25, 2013 12:59:59 GMT -5
free is free! Thats a great mantra!!!
Looks like you've been pretty successful at picking up some good looking wood! I definately need to hit a recycling shop (or maybe start one over here by the beach since I'll have to drive about 60 miles to the closest one!).