Santa Cruz Board Builders Guild

We are a premium surfboard manufacturer in Santa Cruz, California that specialize in all stages of the surfboard manufacturing process. We work on all styles of surfboards from WCT pro designs and high end artsy retro fish to fabric inlay longboards and wooden hulls. You have a project? We can help you bring it to life.

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Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Happy Holidays

Here's to a healthy and prosperous new Year!

Thanks to all of you for your support and belief in the art of surfboard building.

Let's keep the dream alive and well!

Happy holidays,


Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Chambered redwood and balsa

Here is another stunning board by Marc Andieni.
Glassed with a single layer of 4oz. cloth and glossed and polished.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

7'6" Vaquero

Olive Oil tinted Vaquero by Marc Andreini. Glassed with a 7.5 oz. volan/6oz. silene combo on the deck, and a 7.5 oz volan bottom.
Single(capped) Bhane long box, drill through leash attachment, and a gloss and polish to finish. This is a custom board for a lucky client of marc's.

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Group Effort

This board was brought to life to be auctioned off to benefit the Valley Churches United Missions. This organization is a coalition of community and church volunteers coming together to perform humanitarian acts.
Thanks to Ted @ Rev chem for the Materials, Nick @ Source Surfboards for the shape, Tony Mikus for the beautiful resin art, Fletch for the inlay, and Dave for the sand, pinline and polish.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

5'10" Felix Alfaro

This is a board shaped by our friend Felix Alfaro of Sand Dollar Ding Repair. Felix has always wanted a black board, so here you have it! Tattoo inspired inlay, and a red resin pinline finish off this really cool board.

Saturday, November 29, 2008


What's the deal? When this board showed up at the shop for repair we were too busy to get the story on this.
If anyone has an idea, please post your story! The best story will win a SCBBG shirt.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Pumpkin Pie

Laminator Doug Fletcher was feeling a bit festive when he did the color on this Andreini pintail. Pumpkin pie anyone?

Saturday, November 15, 2008

5'7" Bullet stub

Here's a new twist on an old board. This board looks like too much fun.! Could be seriously addicting. Design and shape by Marc Andreini.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Haut 8'6" Mini

This is a sweet little custom for a lucky client of Doug Haut.
2+1 fin set up, resin art, pinline, and gloss n' polish.

Monday, November 3, 2008

Shop Images

Boards in U.V. Box
Lamination Room

Sanding room

Polishing room

"Life's Blood" break

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Two Birds Fly

Some real cool stuff, from Two Birds Fly.

Shaped by: Mandala
Art by: Thomas Campbell
Glassed by: Santa Cruz Board Builders Guild

Shaped by: Mandala
Art by: Serena Mitnik Miller
Glassed by: Santa Cruz Board Builders Guild

Shaped by: Mandala
Art by: Nat Russell
Glassed by: Santa Cruz Board Builders Guild
Shaped by: Mandala
Art by: Lana Porcello
Glassed by: Santa Cruz Board Builders Guild

Shaped by: Mandala
Art by: Kyle Field
Glassed by: Santa Cruz Board Builders Guild

Shaped by: Mandala
Art by: Johanna St. Clair
Glassed by: Santa Cruz Board Builders Guild

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Drill Baby Drill

James Mitchel of Las Olas Surfboards and SCBBG team member, did this beautiful single to be auctioned off for this event.
Sorry about the blurry photos.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

6 0 Natural Curves

This is my new board shaped by master craftsmen Steve Coletta of Natural Curves Surfboards.

It's a real treat to ride a custom from Steve...There are few people on this planet who understand the modern shortboard like Steve.


Wednesday, October 15, 2008

More Sacred Craft

Nick Palandrani talking shop

The Sacred Craft show was a really cool event.

So many nice boards to look at it was almost overwhelming.

The turn out of people was awesome.

It's great to see people still appreciate the true art form that is surfboard building!

Lots and lots of talented craftsmen in the industry...

Speaking of talented, Santa Cruz's own Ward Coffey placed a very respectful 2nd in this years shape-off.

The judges said it really could of gone either way.

Congratulations to Ricky Carrol.