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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Monday, August 27, 2012

Reproducing 50 Years of Surfing.

Doug Fletcher got a Velzy "pop-out" as a 13th birthday present, August 13, 1962.
Time flies right. Doug realized that this year would be his 50th anniversary of surfing and decided to re-make his first board.
First thing was to find someone to reproduce that shape, who better then Marc Andreini?
These boards all had the same fin and were solid colors to hide any flaws in the production process, they were sold in department and sporting goods stores for around $70. 
The fin was remade with redwood and pine and fitted to perfection. 
Check that thing out! Incredible work. 

Once it was all finished Doug took the board down to Newport Beach on August 12th of this year... 50 years to the day it had all started for him. He shared some great times with old friends and his son.

13 again!!!

Happy 50th Doug!

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

T.C.B. with Dave A at the board builders guild

Here's Dave A finishing off another wonderful water sled... takin' care of businesss at the board builders guild.
PHOTO: D.Lee August 2012

Friday, August 17, 2012



Sent from Dave Aronovici


The "Sponson Outrigger" by SOURCE surfboards

The 9"6 Sponson Outrigger. A very special custom nose riding machine built by Nick Palandrani of Source surfboards in Santa Cruz, CA.
Nick had very little to say about this board and it's customer other than it being the "ultimate" nose rider.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Working with some of the best!

Finishing boards for some of the best shapers in Northern California, that's what we do.
Making your first board? We'll glass that too.
photo: D.Lee / August 2012

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Legend shapes a classic

A legend shaping a classic.... Doug Haut preps a balsa blank for one very lucky customer.
These blanks are sold as big ol' block that get hand planed down to exact size. A true craft.
you can bet at $800 or so for one of these blanks that the final cost is gonna be up there, but hey,, when a legend shapes your classic what do you expect!
photos: D.Lee