Technology

Polystyrene, epoxy resin, glass or carbon fabrics and EVA foam as a non-slip surface are the standard materials for the production of rigid paddleboards. We, in café paddleboards, replace 80% of these materials with wood. Renewable raw material created by nature. We don’t develop anything new, we just bring back the material used for centuries to build boats.

core

Everything begins in CAD. The shape of the paddleboards is carefully designed with regard to the required riding characteristics and to possibilities of the production technology. The core is then milled from a plywood using a CNC router.

hull

The deck and the hull are shaped from the paulownia wood. Paulownia has two exceptional characteristics. The strenght-to-weight ratio ranks it among the best woods in the world. Moreover, it’s a fast-growing tree species that can be grown on planatations. Currently in Spain.

deck

The best part is to be found on the deck. As an anti-slip material, we don’t use EVA foam, but a cork and wood veneers treated only with oil. For this purpose, we select waterproof and resistant woody plants. The feeling of standing on the wood with your bare feet is unreplaceable.

design

There is no need to add something to the design of the paddleboard as it is formed by the pattern of the wood. However, we plan to combine wood veneers and to complement it with a laser engraved design.

core

Everything begins in CAD. The shape of the paddleboards is carefully designed with regard to the required riding characteristics and to possibilities of the production technology. The core is then milled from a plywood using a CNC router. 

hull

The deck and the hull are shaped from the paulownia wood. Paulownia has two exceptional characteristics. The strenght-to-weight ratio ranks it among the best woods in the world. Moreover, it’s a fast-growing tree species that can be grown on planatations. Currently in Spain.

deck

The best part is to be found on the deck. As an anti-slip material, we don’t use EVA foam, but a cork and wood veneers treated only with oil. For this purpose, we select waterproof and resistant woody plants. The feeling of standing on the wood with your bare feet is unreplaceable. 

design

There is no need to add something to the design of the paddleboard as it is formed by the pattern of the wood. However, we plan to combine wood veneers and to complement it with a laser engraved design.