Showing posts with label Surfboards. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Surfboards. Show all posts

May 10, 2018

Mini Bob Simmons Resin Tints

Here are some designs I put together for the Mini Bob Simmons board. I really liked the way the blunt nose longboard came out so am thinking of doing something similar. I typically see these boards done clear or with a solid one color tint, so I want to try something different. I also wanted to give the board an appearance of being wider and shorter than it really is, that is why I did horizontal lines. Any preferences???

October 14, 2009

Shaping All Done

Well... I am pretty excited moving on to glassing the board and getting it in the water. After doing a lot of research at my local surf shop, I think the board came out exactly the way I wanted it to. I am pretty lucky to be close to a shop (Icons of Surf) that carry a wide variety of boards, including retro boards that I can spec out.  

Just need to sand the fins and do the resin work. I have some ideas on the resin tints I want to place on it. I'll post it in the next few days to get everyone's opinion.

February 16, 2009

Almond Surfboards!!!

The buddies over at Almond Surfboards is going to be opening up their first shop sometime in March! I have been following their blog for a while now and am just really stoked to see them reach their dreams. Not only do they make great surfboards, but their art is just beautiful. Keep up the good work Dave. We at BoardSide support you man (Of course when I say "We" it's really is just me at BoardSide). 

You can check out their website at: or their blog at

January 28, 2009

No. 4 Surfboard Template Design

Here is a new surfboard template that I just designed called "the No.4". It's the fourth template of the growing list of surfboards I want to build. Excited to know how it's going to ride with the funky tail that I put on it. I am expecting  it very loose but controlled. With the sqwirly tail shape, it has more surface area for tighter turns and the outward curves has a venturi effect, causing suction. I may be wrong though.

If you are interested in building this board or want to see a better view of it, like always, I included the template (PDF Format)  that you can download and print up.  Click here to download the template.

If you do end up building this before I do, let me know the hurdles you came across building this and of course - how it rides! I am sure the tail going to be a little hard to wrap the rails when glassing because all the curves. 

November 13, 2008

BoardSide Now Easier to Access

I now have the domain setup so it's now easier to remember and keep updated on new surfboard designs and projects that I am working on. Remember to update your bookmarks and tell ya friends.

October 24, 2008

BoardSide - ShortSider Twin Fin Stubby Surfboard

Shortsider is a twin fin stubby. Kind of inspired by the Bob Simmon style board but extremly modified. This will have a "S" deck, blunt nose and will measure about 5'5. Should be really loose and fun to ride. I figure I can make this if I screw up on my longboard.

Here is a link to the PDF version of the ShortSider with a few more color schemes.

My Next Project - 9'8 Blunt Nose Longboard

Click Here to View the File (PDF)

Once I save up enough money, I'll be starting my second board - a blunt nose longboard (Nose Rider) i just designed. Probably a 9'8 single fin square tail.

October 23, 2008

Displacement Hull Surfboard - Designs

Before I actually started shaping Displacement Hull, I layed out the design and shape I wanted for the board. It was originally going to be a pintail, but then decided to change it to a diamond tail. The link below is a PDF of the designs I did for this board.

Click Here to View (PDF)

September 24, 2008

Bing Resurrection

This is one of my favorite boards - The Bing Resurrection shaped by Matt Calvani and designed by Ken Mockett at Icons of Surf. Black Resin tint top and bottom w/ red pinline design and moon tail.

Length 9.6
Width: 23 1/2
Nose: 16
Tail: 17
Thickness: 2 2/3

Combining the traditional "PIG" outline with a modern nose concave and half-moon scooped vee bottom tail, this board looks like a retro pig but surfs like a modern single-fin. I'll post some full view shot when I have a chance.

September 06, 2008

Drawing the Template

This is the custom template I just made using a pegboard without the holes for my Displacement Hull project. I decided to make the nose a little more rounded, kinda like a longboard. The template turned out to be a little wide so I had to bring it in a little when outlining. I think it will work alright though.

So after tracing my template, I decided to draw out a diamond tail to see what that would look like instead of the pin tail. Can't decide!!!!

Anyway, I ultimately went with the diamond tail.

Getting My Blank

Pleased to say that I finally got my blank from the Factory (aka Bashams). It's a US Blanks 7-3A. Chuck over at Bashams was very helpful and set aside this one for me. Sweeeeet.

September 04, 2008

BoardSide Displacement Hull Surfboard Project

For a couple of years now, I have been wanting to shape/build my own surfboard. So finally decided to dedicate some time and get started on the project. Lately I have been riding a 7' displacement hull and am absolutely amazed by how it paddles, handles and rides. Soooo, although I don't think it is the best board to build as the first one, I decided that this is what I wanted to go with. I am probably setting myself up for failure. Hee Hee.