Wooden Surfboards

I've started building wooden surfboards, because I've missed surfing so badly while I was landlocked in Germany, years ago. And I also wanted to see if it's possible to build a surfboard only from natural materials. In the beginning I worked in my flat in Berlin, later I rented a workshop. When I moved into my wooden truck, I worked in and in front of it, so basically on the road.
I offered the boards under the name Bartés Surfwood. But by now I stopped building wooden surfboards, because it wasn't profitable anymore. Building such complex structures in and in front of a van is a big challenge. You have to deal with many parameters like space, temperature, humidity, etc. - that in the end it takes too much time for a profitable board. And I don't want to give up my independence and rent a workshop (again).

Below you can browse through some of my boards (newest first) with many different types of wood.

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Funboard - Balsa, Poplar, Pine, Cork, Beech

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Fish - Balsa, Poplar, Pine

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Funboard - Poplar, Paulownia, Cork

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Funboard / Shortboard - Paulownia, Bamboo

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Fish - Poplar, Bamboo

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 Fish - Balsa, Fibreglass

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 Funboard - Balsa, Fibreglass

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Shortboard - Balsa, Fibreglass

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Chris
Smells Like Pines

Christian Bartel
Im Kuntzschen Garten 4
38855 Wernigerode