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We asked Dick Pearce & Friends if they could make some of their elegant and environmentally conscious Bellyboards with our Devon design and here they are! Especially big thanks to Nashi for getting it so good! We couldn’t resist not popping down to Newquay to pick them up in person - and it was great to see their workshop/shop in action!

Here’s some details straight from the horses mouth - The boards are made with the highest quality sustainably sourced FSC accredited 9mm birch plywood. The birch is grown and processed in Europe. We use the best quality plywood available to ensure maximum life and fun out of each board.

Jim ventures up to the workshop

Birch Plywood is a very sustainable product - birch trees absorb and uptake more CO2 from the atmosphere  in their growth than is emitted during the plywood production process.

Please note that due to the natural variation in wood, all the boards are different and have individual characteristics. Open knots in the wood have been repaired with wooden plugs, and nose curves will vary which gives in an amazing finish!

  • Standard measurements of the 'Surfrider Model' are 120cm in length, 30cm nose width, 29cm tail width, 0.9cm thick.
  • Each DP&F Bellyboard is unique, with an individual nose bend. The boards are bent on the original racks which have been used for over 50 years. 
  • These templates and designs have been passed down through the generations. 

      Nashi mid screenprint - just pulled a heart ❤️ 


      Post surf - The boards should be stored in a dry environment when not in the water. Store upright (not flat). If looked after well…. they should last for generations. Will need repainting/oiling/staining every few years after heavy use. Wood is good! 
      Info on the different finishes: 

      • Fully Painted - We use the highest quality exterior grade paint to ensure excellent protection for years. The paint is water based and environmentally friendly. These boards are very hardy and can handle lots of water and beach time! 
      • Oiled - The Naked Wood on the boards are treated with natural layers of linseed oil. This protects the wood and brings out the beautiful woodgrain. Can be re-applied over the years to keep the board waterproof. 
      • Woodstain - Our woodstain is made up of natural plant oils. The microporous, breathable finish allows the ply to breathe. Water repellent and extremely weather and UV resistant. Long lasting finish for years to come - the satin finish looks and feels beautiful.
      • Naked - The boards are sanded beautifully to show the natural wood grains and colour. They are NOT TREATED - 100% ply. The Naked boards need to be finished with paint, oil or stain before use in the ocean. 


      You can see the full rundown of How to Bellyboard on the Dick Pearce website!

      We have 10 boards printed with Devon in the shop now. They will be £80 each (pickup in person only)  and we have some ply mount racks, belly wax, fridge magnets and booklets to browse too - so pop by if you want to slide a few waves in style!

      Not even Bantham has seen this board yet!

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