Tim Stafford Surfboards

Mostly bonzer inspired creations, made in Cornwall. Designed, shaped, glassed, sanded, finned and finished by Tim Stafford.

I make boards that are easy to ride, that feel natural under foot. Most aren't conventional but they will help you reach that point where you stop thinking about what's under your feet and start to focus on where you want to go and how you want to get there. Why bonzers?

Always happy to chat about your needs and what would work for you but please initiate contact by email or Facebook... details on www.timstaffordsurfboards.com | Ride and glide.

Tuesday 22 December 2009

Monday 21 December 2009

Fun glassing, even more fun sanding...

Tim Stafford Freakfish bonzer EVO6

Daz (sander/polisher extraordinaire) isn’t very happy with me… looks like I'll have to buy him another beer or two. Happy Christmas Daz

Monday 14 December 2009

Freakfish fins

New EVO6 fins for the Freakfish… 7 ply 6mm birch with 2 x 6oz white and 4 x 6oz translucent azure layup… full asymmetric foil



Big thanks to Daz for getting this one out in time for jack to enjoy it this weekend.


Friday 11 December 2009

Jack of hearts…

We like to start them on the bonzers early in North Cornwall…

Jack picked up his tonight and is looking forward to testing it out tomorrow in what looks to be great fun-size conditions…

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Tuesday 8 December 2009

Fancy yours…


Custom artwork on resin tint… this is how they start... freehand, a few lines before the ink…

Friday 4 December 2009

Vit Sea down under… email from West Oz

This was an email from Darryl in West Oz… who amazingly has a Vit Sea twinny over there. Phil says this could possibly be one of the ones Tad took over when he went on a sales trip – if it has an abundance of labels on it then it probably is. Most were shaped by CJ but i do remember Tad doing one or two that summer, and if it has his signature on it then that must be the case.

From: darryl
Sent: 28 November 2009 09:19
To: tim@timstaffordsurfboards.com
Subject: Tad Castiula Bronzed Aussie Twin Fin

Atlantic-Surfer-6-PhilClifford-VS-ad-1979Gday Tim,
I'm doing up a Tad Castiula Bronzed Aussie Twinny that I've had for a while.
Your blog was the only thing I could find with any sort of reference to Tad, and I was wondering if you knew where I could track down any history with regards to that board.
Sick blog mate, I've got a mate over here in Western Australia doing some similar stuff.
Anyway, any info you have would be great.
Darryl, Albany WA

My reply…

Sent: Sunday, November 29, 2009 10:19 PM
Subject: RE: Tad Castiula Bronzed Aussie Twin Fin

Well - I was at Vit Sea when those boards were being made. Most were shaped by Chris Jones (CJ - still making boards in Newquay and ex European champion) but you may have one of the few ones Tad did, glassed by Phil Clifford (works at Ocean Magic now and makes Rockit boards) and sanded by Kiwi Keith (no idea what happened to him).

I probably made the tea for Tad that day, swept the floor for Chris, taped the rails and filtered the resin for Phil, and told Keith to make his own f***in tea!

So chances are it was made in 1980-81 in the Crantock Street factory, Newquay.

Anymore specific info then send me a pic and I'll see what Phil knows…



PS Glad you liked the blog

Supaglide gets wet…

8’2” x 21 1/16” x 2 7/8” – trihull  single fin. Catches waves really easily, beautiful take offs, glides smoothly and turns from any where on the board. Hope to make some more of these for those people who want the advantages of a long board but don’t want to have to adapt their style. This is a test board so if you want to try it just let me know, and you can take it for a spin. It is also available for sale, huge saving at £600, used but as new.  £350 now well used but still in good condition and rides beautifully. Everyone who has tried seems to have got barreled on it which can't be bad!
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Thursday 26 November 2009

Jack of hearts… waiting for art

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Should get this art-worked this weekend… some fun going to be happening on this one for young Jack.

Wednesday 25 November 2009

Azure tint

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This is the custom Freakfish EVO6 receiving its tint… azure blue rail. I tried a little experiment on this one including free lapping half of one clear rail. It worked a treat… Looking forward to art working this as the tint has given some interesting blends to play with… watch this space.

Monday 16 November 2009

Freakfish EVO6 is born…

The latest Freakfish has just been born and sits at 6’3” x 20 7/8” x 2 9/16” … EVO6 fins – yes, 6! More pics later after glassing :)

Love * Freaky

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Friday 13 November 2009

Jack of Hearts 6’0” Hornet gets tinted…



Reverse lap white with cerise/pink tail resin tint.

Jurassic Amber Cleanline…

Finally finished and heading for some chunky stuff with Anthony tomorrow…
It was too windy and wet with a weather warning so no proper shots down at the beach of this one sadly… I think it is one of the most beautiful to date. P1040017 P1040026

Thursday 12 November 2009

6’0” Hornet

Custom Hornet for Jack - 6’0 x 20 1/2” x 2 3/8” … similar plan shape to the MC Bumblebee but with contemporary rails and bottom contours with a modified rocker… This one’s going to be an EVO5 as you can see in the pic…


The other boards are from Black and White in Wadebridge waiting for Jason to get some glass on them.

Wednesday 4 November 2009

Lucas blunt diamond

This was Lucas’s board finally photographed on a blustery day full of swell at Trevone. 4 hours later he managed to break off one of the EVO3 fins whilst surfing corner at Boobies Bay. He’s gutted and so am I as all the artwork will need to be redone around the fins…
6’6” x 21 3/8” x 2 1/2”
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