I collect vintage bellyboards. In fact I have a bit of an obsession.

These boards are mainly made of ply wood, hence the sites title.

I have created this site to document my collection, to gather the history of these boards and share it.

I’m also very keen to get people to understand how brilliant these things are and to talk about the (smallish) resurgence. I will also use this site at some point to trade many of my spares and get others using them.

If I can in anyway help kill off those awful plastic/foam body boards that people buy, use and then dump on the beaches of Cornwall and Devon (and I’m sure the rest of the world) I will.

Hope you enjoy.

Matt Cooper