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.

Sunday 19 February 2012

Paulonia good vibes…

First set of paulonia good vibes bonzer runners… weird stuff to foil compared with hard American Ash… super light and very soft…


Tuesday 7 February 2012

Grasshopper Atlantic POD

Thought you might like to see a board done by Richard of Grasshopper Surfboards in USA for Chad Davis. Chad asked me to help out with some details on my Atlantic POD EVO6 Looks awesome, and those cut laps really clean.

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A few words from the shaper…

“6'3 x 21 x 2-7/8 | 15-1/4 tail and 14-1/2 nose | blank - 6'5 A red US blanks | glass 6x4 deck, 6 bottom. Not a typical bonzer bottom as concave goes tip to tail and all the way out to the rail, instead of the venturi type just in between the fins. goes from very slight single up front gradually getting deeper and transitioning into the full double barrel through the fins. double barrel concaves inside the v (spiral-v) off the tail. some small channels in between the bonzer runners. has not been ridden yet. originally he wanted glass on bonzer runners but the glasser talked him into fcs - haha! i dont blame him! i think its better this way as he can try it as a straight single, thruster, quad, 2+1, 6 fin, 5 fin. awesome! Richard.”

Monday 6 February 2012

Asymmetric bonzer

I’d been thinking about an asymmetric for years, then this years Sacred Craft kind of re-excited me… but i have always struggled with the concept for the waves we have. Most times I can’t have a board that is optimised to go only one way and most of the asymmetrics out there seem to be biased to forehand performance, so a longer straighter rail toe-side for better projected bottom turns and a shorter rounder planshape on the outside rail for coming off the top and for cutbacks. For me this was an issue, as backside I’d have to deal with a shorter curvier planshape. I have found I can turn harder off the bottom and top backside so have always been comfortable with a longer board & straighter rail.

So this asymmetric is an experiment, is isn’t the right way round in terms of those who are most expert in these designs. My idea simply takes the primary side of my favourite frontside and backside boards and joins them. So this is my 6’2” Riddler frontside and my 6’4” FreakFish backside… except for the fins. To add drive on the frontside bottom turn and compensate for that curvy planshape I am using my incut keel fin (LokBox) with a single bonzer feeder on the rail. Heelside its all straight forward FreakFish EVO6… I have never had a problem cutting back frontside with the FreakFish, infact it carves a turn as sharp as any, so that longer straighter rail will be no problem. Backside roundhouses should be ridiculously easy and with more drive.

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Saturday 4 February 2012

A lot going on…

I love this point of the process. Everything cut, squared, flat, symmetrical ready for the fun bits… 2012-02-01_16-41-09_302 2012-02-03_16-23-55_597 2012-02-03_16-29-01_554

EVO6 Bump stinger 7’11” x 21 7/8” x 2 7/8”…

Spherical rocker, bonzer EVO concaves with feeder channels up front forward of the stings  (based on MCs light vehicle concept). Concave shovel flex nose (same as the Joker) and cheek flex tail (same as the Atlantic POD)…

Thursday 2 February 2012

Thinking about warmer times…


Unknown reef we stumbled across going off beautifully on a swell that was maching out all the usual suspects. Banyaks, Sumatra, 2004.

Wednesday 1 February 2012

Walk off the earth

Someone tuned me into this song the other day. Just amazing video… beautiful cover… enjoy!