This board is all about speed on big waves! This board was inspired by boards built by one of the best big wave riders on the planet. He charged huge surf all over the world and he ruled the Banzai Pipeline on the North Shore of Oahu Hawaii. These waves require skills, courage, and the right equipment.
This board has soft 50/50 rails that get a little harder at the tail. The bottom is flat for speed and the narrow tail reduces drag to a minimum.
We air brushed our board with subtle "ghost flames" on the deck. If you like the look and want to duplicate it on your own board email us and we'll send the PDF file that will print a full size picture of the flames. Tape up the pages and cut out your own stencil.
Our instructions were first released in 2005 and have gone through many updates and revisions since then. As a registered buyer you'll get updates free for life. We guide you from selecting the wood to glassing the board and everything in between. There are 78 pages with over 200 illustrations currently. We know there are lots of sites showing wood surfboard builds but you wouldn't buy a new car and say "I'll just use the manual from my old car" would you? Our instructions were written for our plans and are the best in the industry.
8'6"Big Wave Gun Full Size Templates
8' 6" BIG WAVE GUN SPECIFICATIONS
- Length 8' 6"
- Width - 20 1/16"
- Nose - 12 1/8"
- Tail - 11 1/16 "
- Thickness - 3"
- Nose Rocker - 5 13/16"
- Tail Rocker - 3 3/8"
- Fin - single or Thruster
- Glassing - 4 oz, E glass
- Suggested resin - epoxy
- Glass schedule - 2 deck, 1 bottom
- Bottom profile - flat
- Construction - Fishbone frame
- Vent - Brass or plastic
ALL WOOD SURFBOARDS AREN'T BUILT THE SAME WAY
So don't use the wrong instructions.