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 28 February 2013

Atlantic POD big-up

Merrick from Florida finally got his Atlantic POD wet the other day and sent through his great email. Thanks Merrick.

“Hey Tim, I am real angry over this Atlantic POD.  We had some of the best waves around here in a long time, lined up, pure glass and I rode the POD. It rode so AWESOME that now I think this is my favourite board and not the asymmetric Orca anymore HA HA HA HA HA.

The pod fired up, i was taking nice drops, fading my turns , the waves lined up making it scream down the line. I got so tubed and came flying out one wave. Another wave i was s-turning down the line, the face opened up and went round and i was able to do a sharp cut back on the tail, pull it back around and get tubed. This board is going to Indo for sure. I surfed almost 6 hours today. it was waist to head high, over cast light offshore winds and i was able to grab some of the big sets before anyone else , i always do that LOL. Some of the guys paddling out were hooting as I came screaming down the set of the day - going so fast I love it.   One guy asked me do you surf Indo, I laughed and said “no i had never been there but i will be going”, he said the way you draw your lines and make your drops. i told him I am a kid who grew up surfing in the 70’s so I learned to draw my lines on single fins and I am all about style and speed.

Ok I am rambling now. The board is so much fun, fast loose and just great. Every board I have from you is very special in their own way.

Talk to you later, Merrick”

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Wednesday 13 February 2013



Who was to know what impact this shot would have on my life at the time it came out in Surfer Mag in the 70s.

Sunday 3 February 2013

Of late…

I have been surfing more than shaping. There seems to have been a sudden drop in orders despite the Surfers Path advert… and this has coincided with the most prolonged run of epic surf i since I moved to North Devon, allowing me to really explore the coast and ride some hidden gems entirely alone.

I have been able to really explore my asymmetric shapes as the waves have been so good, almost like being overseas (the almost being the water temperature). I love them, and that LokBox TS Cutaway fish foil is part of the magic.

So i count my blessings and remember how lucky i am to be able to surf, to design and make the sleds that let me glide over the water, sometimes gracefully.