Lightweight Plantation-grown balsa wood!

Wood Surfboard Plans offers pre-packaged kits of premium balsa measuring 1 1/2" x 1 1/2" x 36"




We have balsa sticks that measure 1 1/2" x 1 1/2" x 36" each. They can be used for nose blocks, tail blocks or internal reinforcing blocks.  Or they can be sawed into strips by the builder to laminate the surfboard rails. They can also be glued together to create sheets of balsa for decking. These sticks are strong and have very nice color. The actual weight varies slightly from stick-to-stick but even the heaviest sticks are lighter than any other wood.


Sold in packs of 12 sticks - click on the item below order yours. Unfortunately we can only send this produce to U.S. lower 48 destinations. We can suggest suppliers that ship from Europe and Australia so email us for information.

Sold in packages of 12 sticks


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You can use any wood you like to build a surfboard but consider this; a surfboard made from hardwoods like oak, maple, or walnut will be beautiful - but very heavy. In the water it will have lots of "drive" but turning will be sluggish and carrying it very far will wear you out.


One answer is a balsa board - but a solid balsa longboard can weigh over 40 lbs. We glued up a couple dozen of our balsa sticks and resawed them into 7/16" thick planks to build a hollow 7' 2" Mini Mal. With a lightweight ply frame and the balsa decking turned out to be about 17 pounds. And that included glassing and fins.  We often use balsa strips on the bottom of a board to compensate for heavier, decorative wood we used on the deck.