About us

Our way to paddleboarding started with windsurfing as a great way to be on the water even without the wind. After some time, we have found out, that it’s not just an alternative. You have more freedom on the paddleboard – you just throw it on the water and go wherever you want. On the paddleboard, you have more time to enjoy the nature around you, to chat with your friends or to just think and be alone. For me, it is like a time with a good coffee. From this analogy, we have figured out the name – café paddleboards. 

Another hobby of ours is working with wood. It’s wonderful to see, to be there, or to even be the one who creates a desk, a guitar or just a ring box from the piece of wood. Everytime, it is an enjoyment, and everytime, something new arises, because the pattern of wood is unique and unrepeatable. We managed to combine both our passions when we created our first wooden paddleboard. 

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 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 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. 

Products

We have prepared not only café paddleboards for you in our workroom, but also a great amount of fun on organized workshops or even a small piece of paddleboard shaped wood you can always carry with yourself. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram to stay tuned. 

Wooden pendant

The pendant is handmade in our workroom from the offcuts. As well as the large paddleboard, this small one is also made from the paulownia wood and a wooden veneer. Treated with tung oil. You can choose the color of the leather necklace – black, blue, pink or yellow. 

Wooden earrings

The earrings are handmade in our workroom from the offcuts. As well as the large paddleboard, this small one is also made from the paulownia wood and a wooden veneer. Treated by tung oil. The hooks are made of surgical steel. 

Café paddleboards T-shirt

Women’s or men’s organic cotton t-shirt with original café paddleboards print. T-shirt are available in the following colors: 
Men – black or Pacific blue
Women – natural white or vibrant yellow

Paddleboard café rental

Paddleboard can be rented directly from us or in the rental stores at Nové Mlýny and Máchovo jezero. You can try the board for just one hour or to take it with you for the weekend.  

Workshop

We’ll help you to build your own paddleboard. We will give you the material and the tools. A hand saw and a planer will become good friends to you. The paddleboard will be yours, exactly how you create it.

Paddleboard café

We will build you a board according to your wishes. You can choose the size, volume, edges and veneer. Just like you want it. 

Partners

Contact

  • Ing. Martin Starý
  • +420 604 633 938
  • martin@paddleboards.cafe

We build wooden paddleboards directly under Pálava in Horní Věstonice. We will be happy to answer all your questions, offers or comments. Or we can meet somewhere by the water.