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.

Thursday 31 January 2013

Asymmetric happiness

Rode the asymmetric today in nicely overhead point surf, backside – still loving it!

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Friday 11 January 2013

North Atlantic Right Board

This is my new Long(ish)board… it finally graced the waves last weekend and what a baptism. I LOVE this board, everything from the shape and tint to the accidental resin bleeds on the nose concave panel.

I was surfing a right hand reef at about head-high. This is probably the easiest wave catcher i have ever had and the board was so manoeuvrable and drivey i really did wonder whether I would ever bother with a shortboard again (which i did later this week but that’s another review).

It delivered in  every area. Even roundhouse cutbacks, which on an 8’10 for a shortboarder is saying something. I even had a few cover-ups as the board rode so beautifully high and tight in the pocket. I guess it further reinforces my belief that asymmetrics really are the best way to go.   P1080685P1080662 P1080663 P1080672 P1080677  P1080675 P1080678 P1080683

Thursday 3 January 2013

East Coast EVOs

Atlantic POD and Orca sent over to Florida just before Christmas. With export packing by yours truly I am pleased to say they arrived without a scratch. Looking forward to more 2013 reviews from Merrick soon.

006 014012 018 Merrick had a couple of Freakfish off me a while ago, the Hendrix ink work was fun to do.

Wood is good

My friend, wood craftsman and collaborator on several wooden bonzers, Mark from Glass Tiger sent me some pics of Carlos Burle on one of his board at Sunset - he is so stoked. What a shot!

Carlos Burle sunset tube-imp

Wednesday 2 January 2013

Give Me Shelter in the Maldives…

I love this shot of test pilot Maurizio – from the gouged tracks you can see just how square he got his 6’6” Give Me Shelter board to go off the bottom.

Sadly Maurizio broke his knee later this session, first day over there. Glad to say he is recovering and going to be hitting the Italian breaks again soon.

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