Make your own wooden surfboard using au natural DIY surfboard kits. Our kits are shaped in a computer and cut using by North Shore CNC from marine grade plywood to create the perfect frame. You provide the cedar strips, glue, clamps and sweat and soon you will have a sweet cedar ride for your next trip to Chestermans Beach.
The au natural fish surfboard differs from your typical shortboard in that it has a wider, rounder nose, a wider mid-section width and a ‘swallow tail’. We like ours to be between 5’2″ and 6’4″ long and between 18″ and 22″ wide, but custom is what we do so we are not confined to the norm. These boards have been designed to improve wave catching capability while maintaining speed and maneuverability performance, ideal for Vancouver Island’s small to medium sized waves.
The au natural gun is long, narrow and pointy at both the nose and tail for maximum rail contact. Ours range from 6′ to 8′ plus. These wooden surfboards are ideal for the illusive big wave, or for powerful, steep waves of Vancouver Island. They are ideal for this type of surf because they are easier to paddle out further to the big surf and easier to control on the steeper waves. The name derives from the term ‘elephant gun’, and means the board is the surfers’ gun for hunting down big game/giant surf.
The au natural longboard are usually over 9′ long, with a rounded nose. Au natural longboards are much more stable in the water, they are easier to paddle and great for catching waves, making them ideal for men of girth and learning on. However due to their size, it can be tougher to get through the white water and oncoming sets. There is a great deal of style attached to riding a longboard – and that’s why we ride them. Au natural longboards are known for their hang fives and tens, drop-knee turns, cross-stepping along the deck of the board… and even tandem surfing! Go Bart Go!
Au natural surf offers a multipurpose touring paddle boards which offers are typically much wider, longer, have a greater volume, than your regular surfboard. Their size and volume make them more much more stable than wave boards. These boards are perfect if you are spending your time flat-water paddling on lakes or cruising outside of the surf zone on a beautiful day. Touring boards are great for beginners, so if this is your first time looking into sup and you will mostly be on flat water, then I recommend you go with one of these.