Well, I should have known better than to take this out on an epic, head-high day. I was taking on a little water but not enough to worry about. The board was light and responsive but the surf wasn’t cooperating. After about the 5th ride I could feel the lamination separating. Before I could take that one last ride into the beach, I snapped her spirit and she broke my heart. But what great time I had until that moment! Not sure it was worth all the effort now but secretly I’m planning the next one…
A great effort.
A typical surfboard has a glassing schedule of 2 x 4oz layers on top and 1 x 4 oz layer on the bottom. Your video does not say how many layers you used. If it was just one layer per side even a stringered foam blank would snap very quickly so maybe just a change to the glassing schedule or the inclusion of some carbon tape top and bottom as a stringer might go a long way to solving the breakage issue..
Good luck with any future projects, you are onto something there so don’t give up, surfing NEEDS innovation.