Surfing England Story

For the last 2 years we have been developing a wonderful relationship with Surfing England, the national governing body for surfing in this country. Their headquarters are not that far away from us in North Devon.

They approached us looking for some environmentally friendly trophies for the many events that they hold throughout the year. As our relationship evolves, so do the designs, as you can see!…

Maple Wave Wooden Trophy

We started off with some simple but very aesthetically pleasing and tactile blocks of solid Maple, which were shaped in-house to create the crest of a wave. We then printed the Surfing England logo onto them, along with the Caravan and Motorhome Club (sponsors) logo and the category details.

Bodyboard Award

Surfing England then asked us what other shapes we could do – could we do board shaped? Of course we can! So, the next design was in the style of a body board. This was also made out of solid Maple.

And then the designs just kept on coming…

As our relationship with Surfing England has grown they have been keen to keep on trying new ideas. At Inspirwood, we love getting creative and we have worked together to come up with new innovative designs.

Super SUP Design Award

This is a real favourite of ours, the SUP trophy. We loved them so much we took them around town for a lil’ photo shoot! We made these out of solid Ash and then the paddle was made from Walnut.

Para Surfing – Shortboards

We then did a shortboard design for Surfing England’s Para Surfing Open Competition, sponsored by Muscle Food. These beauties were made out of solid Ash.

The Fin

The latest design which we have just done for the 2024 English National Surfing Championships has been made in the shape of a surfboard fin. We made these out of 30mm thick solid Ash. The logos and categories were printed and the event name laser engraved.

The Wave Project – Adaptive Surf Hub Sign

As well as all these trophies, we also made a striking sign for The Wave Project’s, Adaptive Surf Hub that opened up in Croyde, North Devon in April 23. The hub is the first official surfing centre specifically for people with disabilities and we are proud to have played just a tiny part in this initiative. We made the sign out of some “living edge” Oak to give a really organic feel and be able to withstand the wild North Devon elements.

We can’t wait to see what is next with Surfing England and if you’d like to form a strong working relationship with Inspirwood, where we can support you in all your wooden media needs, please do get in touch.