About our plans

I have developed a very unique method to build up the rails using just 4 triangular strips per rail, which makes the build process much easier and consistent as well as giving the builder more freedom when shaping, without adding excess weight. PLUS, I have developed a built in SPOON NOSE on the hollow boards, DOMED DECKS, AND VEE-TAILS, unlike other hollow surfboard plans that are flat and featureless. Don't let the modest price fool you, these boards are designed to create consistent shapes that will perform and last!

My "Building Your Hollow Wood Surfboard" E-book gives a full explanation of this method, along with concept and layout, and a complete guide covering the tools and processes needed to construct your own Hollow Cedar Surfboard. This digital version allows you to have high resolution images that you can digitally zoom in on for extra detail that you cant get from a printed book. Order your book with free blueprints in my Store or see below for more info.

Hollow Plans w/ E-Book- $25

Just glue these templates to wood and start cutting. Files in PDF format (Emailed World Wide) Available in the Store. Print it at home on standard paper by downloading the tiled version, which includes guidelines for lining up the pieces precisely. Or download the full version to have them printed at a large format print shop.

Soft Cover Version - $32 Now for sale at Lulu.com or Amazon and comes with one free blueprint download.

FREE! Online tech support through email, I can usually respond to questions within the hour. That's what I'm here for.


Plans/book can be downloaded IMMEDIATELY after checkout. You will receive one set of plans and our E-book to download to guide you through the build process.

Soft Cover Book - $24.94 Now for sale at Lulu.com and comes with one free blueprint download.

All plans come with our E-Book to guide you through the build process. To place an order, go through our "Store" page.


Plans/book will be available for download immediately after payment.

VIDEO ~ SUP in action! Thanks St. Joe Mitch!

More Feedback

From Daniel In Buenos Aires, Argentina:

Hi Chad !

I have a few things to tell you. First, congrats on your manual ( I read your 2nd version ), it is very clear. Your rail method is awesome, really the best one I found. You know I used B&C (bead and cove) for my first project, but i was a little bit too complicated. So the rail method you discovered is way superior. Congratulations on that. It is so simple, so efficient and good looking at the same time.

Glad to know you have updated you Manual and Plans with the rail layout, that's a big plus, and even easier for the costumer ! When I first read the manual and saw the Plans, I didn't get how should I tune the plans to fit the strips ... after reading the manual, all became clear ! Very easy, but even better if the plan has the final outline considering the rail strip angles.

Thanks for your email, maybe I will get the 5 8.



From David Gallagher in Southern California:

"(My board is) ready for glass....out of all the methods I've used I thought yours was the best.

Just thought I'd let you know."

Also Check out more of David's work at www.GallagherSurfboards.com

This review is from: Building Your Hollow Wood Surfboard (E-book, V3)

from Amazon.com

"Whether you surf or not, this is a great wood-working guide with a beautiful end-product. Easy to read, easy too use, and with a little time and patience, you'll soon have a piece of art to ride (or just look at and admire). I highly recommend this. Nothing rides like wood! (p.s. before buying, I would recommend Googling "Timeless Surf Company", like I did. Boards in action, Cocoa Beach, FL. Check the guy out. Plus, lots of pics. Makes me want to live closer to the beach!~) "

By "Book-a-rino!" (United States)


Firstly, thanks for the information contained in your manual. I am a "graduate" of one of Paul Jensen's courses which I thoroughly enjoyed. In my quest for more knowledge I purchased your manual and plan for 9' board (what did I have to lose??) and thought it was great. I love the rails method, seems too good to be true. Oh, and by the way, I intend to buy a couple more plans whilst I am making the classic longboard."

Anthony in Australia

This review is from: Building Your Hollow Wood Surfboard (E-book, V3)

from Amazon.com

"Well worth the investment! This book comes detailed with everything....material lists, equipment needs, words on woods and glues, how to make a ripping jig with your table saw, making rails, nose ant tail block, options to spoon, etc... everything!

Has tons of pictures to reference, includes plans to print out and you are on your way, even an amateur or complete novice to woodworking can figure this out. Working with wood is simple and you can always just get another piece of wood!

Even if you are an experienced builder, you would want to check out some of these techniques to incorporate.

I can't wait to get started on this project...how many time can you make a piece of art and use it for fun!"

By user: xrugger

This review is from: Building Your Hollow Wood Surfboard (E-book, V3)

from Amazon.com

"worth every penny. I've got two sweet boards in the shop to prove it!

By user - someguy