ROSE - DIY Customised Kit | 9'6" or 10'1"
ROSE - DIY Customised Kit | 9'6" or 10'1"
ROSE - DIY Customised Kit | 9'6" or 10'1"
ROSE - DIY Customised Kit | 9'6" or 10'1"
ROSE - DIY Customised Kit | 9'6" or 10'1"

ROSE - DIY Customised Kit | 9'6" or 10'1"

Regular price $501.80
Tax included.


About the Rose 9'6" or 10'1"

We developed the Rose as a tribute to the 1960’s Pig, with the wider point behind center closer to the tail. Pigs were pioneered by Dale Velzy at Malibu in the late 50s, great trimmers and nose riders finding the outline more maneuverable when stepping right back onto the tail, and very fast in trim and nose-riding doesn’t hurt at all.

If you like old school snappy bottom turn, fast nimble walking, in-the-slot trimming, tight nose-rides, and high kick stalls. A truly classic ride, the Rose is the extreme end of the pivot-trim-nose ride approach for small lined up waves today or when you need all the volume you can get on those flat days and need to catch something.

  • You can build your own custom board either 9'6" or 10'1" x 23 1/2" x 2 1/2"
  • Weight: Your board should end up at under 1kg per foot depending on your external finish
  • Suits waves 1' - 4'
  • Ability to modify the bottom contours with more concaves if that is what you are after
  • The Rose is available in both our Premium Kit and DIY Customised Kit. Unsure which Kit to purchase? Compare our Kits to find out more details, or check out the Premium Kit here.


      The DIY Customised Kit includes:

      1:1 Full Size scale paper plans

      To mark out the rails, ribs, nose and tail blocks – specific to the selected board style

      Paulownia for Rails

      2 / 200 x 8mm of Rough sawn Paulownia that will need to be machined to 6mm and cut into 6 individual rails

      Plywood panel for Ribs and Frame Stand

      External hardwood to be cut to size using the 1:1 full-size paper plans

      Nose & Tail Blocks

      150 x 38mm Rough sawn timber to be cut to size using the 1:1 paper plans

      Paulownia for Skins

      6 / 200 x 8mm Rough sawn Paulownia to be machined to 4mm ready to be glued together

      Instruction PDF

      A comprehensive, step by step instruction guide with photos, delivered via email as a PDF

        Compare Kits

        Should I buy the Premium Kit or Customised DIY Kit?

        Simply; the Premium Kit is recommended for Beginners/Intermediate and first time board makers, while the DIY Customised Kit is recommended to experienced woodworkers or someone who has attended one of our in person courses. The Premium Kit has more inclusions with materials that are pre-prepped, eliminating the need to have access to certain machinery, reducing prep time and allows you to jump straight into the frame assembly.

        The DIY Customise kit includes the bare bones un-prepped materials with more scope to customise and truly ‘do-it-yourself.’  You will be making your board from scratch with more scope to customise your board and use the 1:1 paper plans as guide.

        Both kits will include our comprehensive step by step Instruction guide in PDF format.

        Across our 8 different surfboard styles, you can choose either Premium Kit or DIY Customised Kit, depending on your needs.


          There are required parts you will need to complete your board, but some of these you may want to source yourself:

          Item  Description
          Plastic Leash Plug The plastic leash plug is a standard plug easily glued into any surfboard, once the glue if off the plug is then sanded down flush with the board to glass the board, we only supply the black plug.
          Brass Leash Plug

          Stuart designed this Brass leash for not only practical purposes but for an easy install into hollow boards to glue in with very little clean up after. The top flange is only 1 mm thick so with the glass and resin on the deck it easily becomes flush when it is sanded flush and buffed.

          In a beautiful wall hanger, it definitely adds that bling that comes with glossy timber and shiny brass. If left unfinished or used a lot it will tarnish giving the board an old school nautical vibe

          Brass Vent

          If you want a vent and chose a brass leash plug then a brass vent is for you. 

          You do not need a vent if you have a bung and every board needs a bung, but it will give you time carrying your board in the heat before you need to take the bung out, allowing you to walk back around to that point before you jump off the rocks back for another wave, or you hope out of the water take the bung out, walk out to the point put the bung back in and off  you go, your decision whatever works for you and where you surf .

          140 Pack of Pegs

          These pegs are you extra light clamps for your rails, I have tried a few brands and sizes but I have found these give the best pressure and last the longest.


          We will supply you with enough paper to sand your board rails, decks and a design for an easy to make sanding board for your desks, I also show you the best way to sand your board in the video tutorials.

          Safety Glasses

          You only need one eye to see, but two to really look

          Take care of your eyes, the resins, fiberglass and glues can easily destroy your eyes if you get dust or fibres in them, if you don’t buy these glasses please make sure you get some from somewhere.

          Dust Mask

          The paulownia dust is very fine and can choke your lungs when sanding it, I leave the sanding till the end and probably only sand the timber when the board is finished and for about 3 hours. Once the resin is on the timber the board is then sanded again the resin dust is not good for you so please where a mask of some sort.


          Our "Wave Of Tradition" Tees

          After 3 years these Tees are getting close to the end of the run, we print no more than 200 of each design and we have limited numbers left. A new design is in the works.

          Centre Fin Box and Timbers
          Centre and supporting timbers are available or you can purchase your own FCS finbox to put in.
          LHS and RHS Finbox
          FCS LHS and RHS finbox.


          Resin and Adhesive Glue will need to be sourced independently from a supplier. We use and recommend:

          Techniglue CA ER60 Epoxy Resin: which can be purchased directly from Nightingale Supply here

          Surfset Flex Clear Resin: which can be purchased directly from Sanded here

          For a full list of other materials and equipment needed to make a wooden surfboard please view the FAQ page