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.

Friday 27 May 2011

EVO5/6 longboard bonzer glassing

P1050703 P1050707   P1050710  

Dilemma… I wanted a resin tint and a clear nose concave. The only way I could think how to do this was with a 3 stage glass job on the bottom. 4oz nose concave panel. Next week I'll tint the bottom with 6oz but cut out the panel. Then I’ll put a 4oz patch over the whole thing. The end result will be minimal extra weight and a nice clear spoon concave within the tint.

EVO5/6 bonzer


EVO6 set up with FCS plugs for a whole heap of flexibility. Wood EVO bonzer sides in American Ash.

I think that is an Campbell Bros Russ Short above it.

Pinkie perky

Had my first surf since Frosty’s revenge (dislocation of my little pinkie at a nearby reef) at my local break the other day. Have to say the surf was really bad, on shore slop AND backing off in all the gullies… BUT it was great to paddling around in the ocean again. Hope to get back to normal in the near future so postings should be on the rise again.

Here’s a pic of my local break on a BIG day back in February… think 3 times overhead and no one out.


Monday 23 May 2011

Justbonzers Facebook

Justbonzers now on Facebookhttp://www.facebook.com/justbonzers - plenty of pics in the galleries of resin tints and boards, and I'll try to add to this regularly. Had fun at the hand specialist today… prognosis on the finger not great; looking like i wont be sanding, foiling and other fun stuff for a while longer! Killing time and frustration with another run of t-shirts and hoodies for anyone who is interested. Orders via email.


This pic is of my McCoy nugget, somewhere in the Caribbean in 2004.

Friday 20 May 2011

“Joker” EVO5/6 Longboard bonzer

This is a board I'd been thinking about for some time… a long board with the volume and trimming of a 9’6”+ but the foam and manoeuvrability of something much under 9’0”.

The Joker 9'0 bonzer longboard from Tim Stafford Surfboards P1050697 P1050700

The wide nose is effectively “cut off” and has part of a teardrop concave, with the cut providing an initial straight entry, similar to a Harbour nose channel. This will provide a more stable lift that should trim from the nose through the flatter sections that often pop up on our waves here.

The mid section features a straighter, soft rail line for nose riding and high-line trimming. Don’t expect it to turn from the middle though, this is a board that want to be ridden classically, turn off the tail and walk to the nose.

The tail has a distinct hip to pivot around when you do step back, and then the foiled out narrow tail with bonzer concaves will provide the acceleration, drive and holding power.

The rocker is appropriate for an all rounder of its true length, 5 1/8” in the nose and 3 1/4” in the tail, even and with the apex slightly back to allow for off the lips and floaters when riding off the tail.

Glass job… not sure to go for a classic red tint or clear with some nose bands in khaki + orange pinlines. Views in comments or on facebook welcome.

Wednesday 18 May 2011

SouthCoast inkwork for SkinDog Transformer

This was the artwork just after midnight. I finished it at about 1.30am and then got it into Chris the following day for the rest of the spraywork.

The spot is somewhere on the SouthCoast between Southampton and Dover  – those in the know will recognise it I am sure. It’s on the bottom of a SkinDog Transformer.


Monday 16 May 2011

Are you (6 fin bonzer) experienced?

Review of the Hendrix FreakFish came in from Florida over the weekend. Stoked that Merrick is getting on with it so well.

“hey Tim, 2 days on the Cosmic FreakFish with a fun lined up swell. Total Speed lines, cut backs and floaters. Really like this board a lot. It is drawing a lot of attention on the beach too. I was catching lots of waves and going for sonic speed. The waves weren’t the greatest but the board worked well and allowed me to go more top to bottom than normal, the board is SO fast.  I am loving this board; all I can say is, WOW !!!!!!!!!!!! Merrick. PS. We still have swell hitting tomorrow and I am on it, DAWN PATROL”


Wednesday 11 May 2011

One of my favourites…

This is an EVO3 Bat tail 6’6” that would suit anyone looking for some performance in a broad range of waves, combined with easy wave catching (without the duck diving difficulties of a wider nose). The spray, tint and artwork are all just classic late 70s. I think it’s beautiful.

Can't believe this board is still sitting in the shop in Trevone.  Let’s hope this post helps this one find a happy home.

Full details on the original post.


Blunt Diamond

Haven’t done an EVO3 in a long time… kind of miss doing these…


Monday 9 May 2011

Drifter not bonzer

One of my favourite board designs in the single fin/twin fin/thruster transition years. I always wanted to try one, but never did… maybe one day. Hot Buttered Drifter by Terry Fitzgerald.



Thursday 5 May 2011

Wood parabolic EVO5 bonzer

P1130119 P1130118

This was the 6’8” EVO5 post Mentawais. Not a mark on her despite being ridden in the largest of the waves. This board is as light/lighter than a PU of the same length even with the wooden deck and chestnut parabolics. A great way to make a beautiful and high performance bonzer… if you have deep pockets. These go out at £850 including the FCS fins and a mat finish, add another £100 for gloss (which would look awesome!). They are collaborations with Mark from Glass Tiger, so leadtimes get a little stretched as we pass it between us. Allow 6-8 weeks. Has to be the ultimate travel board though!