Functional art that you can ride.

Hand shaped surfboards by

Tim Bessell



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Life is too short to settle for anything less than the best equipment.

We will shape you a board that is beautiful and makes you surf better.

We understand the frustration of investing in surfboards that don’t deliver the performance you expect.

At Bessell Surfboards, we'll shape the board that works for you and your level.




Mid Lengths


Who are we?

At Bessell Surfboards, we understand that you want more than just a surfboard—you want a transformative surfing experience. With over 30 years of dedication to the art and sport of surfing, Tim Bessell combines expert craftsmanship with a deep passion for creating boards that not only perform at the highest level but also resonate with the soul of surfing itself. The problem many surfers face is investing in boards that fail to deliver on performance or personal connection. We believe that every wave should be an opportunity for joy and self-expression, which is why we meticulously craft each board to your exact specifications and preferences. Here's how we do it: First, we engage in a detailed consultation to understand your surfing style and preferences. Next, Tim applies his decades of shaping expertise to create a board that enhances your abilities and fits seamlessly into your surfing journey. Finally, we ensure that every board leaving our workshop meets our rigorous standards of quality and craftsmanship, so you can confidently ride waves knowing you have the best equipment at your disposal. Stop settling for less and experience the difference with a custom Bessell Surfboard today.

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La Jolla, San Diego, CA, USA