It's 9' 8" long, 23 3/4" wide, 4" thick (thicker at ends), and weighs about 120 lbs. The rough cut was crude, and there are some issues to work around. Pics
I have to agree with Bill Thrailkill's observation that the end roughed out as the tail is going to be better as the nose in terms of rocker, and dodging some of the issues with the wood.
So looks like the square end will be my nose, determining my rocker will be my first order of business.
Personally I'm always ready to learn, although I do not always like being taught. - Winston Churchill
Haha, thnx greg! Should I call it The David? The Big Z? The Cody Maverick?
Looking at this thing, as crude as it is, you gotta respect the mystery guy who carved this out of a tree trunk. Man-handling a hundred-plus pounds and coming up with a viable surfboard blank probably working by sight with nothing more than a chainsaw.
This pocket of rotted / punky wood is without a doubt the most limiting aspect of the blank. Its like a giant pothole on the road to my success. It's gonna be a challenge to deal with, for sure. The wood has a spongy, pithy quality that makes is completely unsuitable, so I have to cut it out in shaping, or cut it out and splice a better piece in.