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 26 July 2011

take SPRAT – new bonzer fish

The new SPRAT bonzer fish 5’8” x 20 1/4” x 2 5/8”.

This board isn’t quite finished as I still have to shape the tail and do the fish cut… but the shaping room is booked for late next week to do this and the new Porpoise, so more pics soon. Absolutely loved shaping this and everything went beautifully from the beak nose the the rails.

Bernoulli’s principles are the inspiration for the curved concave bottom contours that compress the water under the front foot and then release the pressure through the rear which according to the math will make it VERY quick…

 P1050914 P1050921 P1050915

Tuesday 19 July 2011

Cheeky EVO6 bonzer

This is the new Atlantic POD 6’4” x 20 3/4” x 2 7/8”. This will be a dedicated EVO6 ad the only to be decided items are the resin tint and the rear fins. I am contemplating a cut away rear fin on the heelside only to enhance the initial turn-in backside… but it will then limit test riders to natural foots unless I FCS it… decisions, decisions. 

Oh, and the “cheekly” reference is to the rear “cheeks” on the tail. This was something I had never seen until Guy P showed me his personal board that Malcolm did him this summer… it’s designed to add a micro level of flex to the last couple of inches of the tail. I love it and have incorporated my version into this Atlantic POD… Malcolm, please forgive the cheekiness… 

P1050842 P1050847 P1050852

This board will be finished with American Ash bonzer sides, gloss and polish. It is reluctantly for sale, although as it is my replacement for the original 6’6” Atlantic POD that Richard prised from me (following a breakage in Irish juice) I’m hoping no one will buy it...

Monday 18 July 2011

Slack posting

Been a bit of shaping, a bit of sanding, and a bit of surfing going on and somewhere between that and helping design a website for my daughter’s preschool… my bloggings have been neglected. Normal service to resume shortly with some interesting shapes, unusual glass-jobs, resin panels and funky fins… till then…


That’s me just before I got sucked over the falls backwards and washed all the way across the surgeons table… down payment of skin accepted by HTs. Pic by Tony Plant

Tuesday 12 July 2011

Post modernism from the mainstream…

For those who only accept shapes from the mainstream – proof that single fins AREN’T old school by Rusty…

They’ll make you a better surfer too…

Monday 11 July 2011


Poster medium

Looks like will be an awesome event Grant is putting on, as usual.

Tuesday 5 July 2011

Board Jam postponed

Sadly the BoardJam has been postponed (The National Trust felt it had no option in response to some local issues) So our chilled out day talking boards and trying lots of different non-mainstream shapes will have to wait a while. We still plan to have it and will repost with location and details when known. Thanks to all for your interest, and to Mark of Glass Tiger for all his work in setting things up.

Polished EVO6 fins


Roachy’s CRV rear set finally where they belong on his 6’7” Riddler

Friday 1 July 2011

Collaboration Cleanline EVO5 bonzer

Mark from Glass Tiger’s own 6’5” Cleanline EVO5 bonzer –  wood  by Mark, shape by yours truly. Mark will have this board and my Mentawais Cleanline 6’8” at Paddle Round the Pier this weekend.