what we do



We only ride one wave at a time, so we only make one board at a time, it makes sense.  That's the Daily Bread way, it's all about having enough for today and riding that wave for all its worth. 

From our workshop on the Mendip Hills of South West England we love making hollow wooden surfboards, you can even come and make one with us if you'd like?  



Making custom boards... We start by having a conversation: we can talk, meet and exchange ideas until we are both comfortable with what it is we are trying to achieve. You can design almost every aspect of your board including length, shape, cedar stringers, nose and tail blocks, leash plug, fin set up and much more!




"Spent an incredible four days shaping 'Joel' with Chris. He is a true craftsman and a inspiration to work with. I now have the most incredible 8' 6" unique board. Can't recommend the whole experience highly enough."  Rob

No kit here...  We start with a blank sheet of paper and design your board together until we are both happy. Then we choose a rough plank of Paulownia and together shape it into something beautiful.

Don't worry if you have never used hand or power tools before.  Attitude is more important than ability!  I only work with one person at a time and with a little bit of encouragement you will be amazed at what you can produce, however if you have any concerns please ask.

Click the button for a little bit more on the process.


Share the Love

I love wooden boards.  I love making them, I love riding them and I love other people riding them too.  So what's the point in having a rack of boards in my workshop when they could be out there spreading the love?

Hire one of my boards for £20 a DAY.  

Going on a surf trip?  Want to take something different to surf? Curious to see how a wooden board rides?  If you just want to experience what it's like to ride a wooden board, with no intention of buying, that's cool with me, I hope you catch some great waves!  Get in touch and we can discuss where and when and what boards I have available.

If you then decide that life is no longer complete without your very own Daily Bread surfboard, I'll take your most recent hire fee as a part of your initial down payment.




I repair wooden boards and foam boards, this is an art in itself! 

A board's dings are part of its history and strangely the repair itself can become part of the overall beauty of the board.

It is difficult to generalise about the pricing of repairs but I charge £25/hour for workshop time plus materials.  I would expect a rail or deck ding to take a couple of hours to fix but get in touch, send me a picture and I'll be able to give you a better idea.

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I really don't like wasting wood so I make lots of lovely things from the offcuts.  Take a look there are lots of present ideas for surfers.

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Pictures taken by the awesome Ollie Edwards, https://twitter.com/Oli_Edwards