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 23 December 2011

Spiral V

I was really excited when I saw this as Martin Geary made me a 6’6”  spiral V round pintail back in 1979.

Here is an Outer Limits  7’0” Spiral V single wing pin from “Gearbox” in great condition with a textured deck, for renovation…

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Thursday 22 December 2011

Last shape of 2011

Hugh’s 6’10” Atlantic POD… Bernoulli concaves and cheeky tail. I LOVED shaping this board.

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Tuesday 20 December 2011

Domo Arigato.

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From left to right: 6’4” original FreakFish; 5’11” Rising Sun FreakFish; 5’8” Spinner EVO4; 6’0” Fukushima Porpoise EVO4; double wall HD custom cardboard 0203 box, 1” EPS sheeting, recycled bubble wrap and plastic for internal packaging from Zuma Jays… strapping from NS... thanks to all for their help with these… especially Jason, Daz, Adam, Chris and Nigels… but mostly to Hajime for the order.

Domo Arigato.

Wednesday 14 December 2011

+ 40

THE 5 ol guys who opened my eyes… from left to right: Steve, Tres, Tim Elsner, Bruno, and Mark… somewhere in N. Sumatra.P1010046_thumb[3]


Big 40

Great article in my favourite online magazine, Drift

Some people in life simply inspire, and for me Malcolm is one of those.

Love, respect, peace.

Monday 12 December 2011

Reuse recycle…

Was getting ready to pack up the 4 boards for Japan and thought it would be good to reuse/recycle some old packaging rather than buy new… so offset my carbon trail to Bude with the help of Nigel at Zuma Jay’s who kindly supplied enough used bubble wrap to do all four boards and pack the rails and fins.



Sunday 4 December 2011


Ok so nil posts for a while… my excuse is that you must all be bored with seeing the Rising Sun by now… so many processes! SO i decided to wait until it was finished to post the final set.
After the deconstruction i did some inkwork, including some brush pinlines. It then sat around for a while waiting for some gloss and then finally had its fins tickled with the buffing pad. The rest of the polishing will happen next week before it all gets packed up for the journey East.
For me it has been a real journey, working with resin in an artistic way I hadn’t tried before. It was time consuming but I have to say I love the effect, and I have the pleasure of knowing all the hours that went into it.
So rather than post another Rising Sun from another angle – here’s something from a way back… me surfing one somewhere in the Caribbean BACK IN 1997…
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