While in grad school to obtain my MBA I experimented with building a hollow-wood surfboard. My big, hairy, and audacious goal was to replace the plastic foam surfboards in lineups worldwide with sustainable surfboards produced from wood.
The production of this hollow-wood surfboard prototype took countless hours and led me to the conclusion that the market for hollow-wood surfboards is more akin to fine furniture than to mass produced surfboards. I chose not to pursue this inquiry further as a result.
Due to life circumstances I have not had access to a wood shop for several years and have not been able to advance the board beyond the final shaping. Once I regain access to a shop I will install the fin box, glass it, and then take it for a ride.