Wednesday, 23 January 2013

Belated Holiday Cheer

Just got back from a nice long, well earned break in Morocco.
In all the excitement of packing and making sure everyone had their boards picked up before we jetted off, I forgot to pre-load this little Christmas E-cheer I had prepared.
Whoops!! Better late than never.
As we are still wishing our "Happy New Years" to people as we catch up,
it somehow still seems appropriate.

Wednesday, 31 October 2012

Pumpkin Head

Pumpkin head is standing by on swell check!
 Ocassionally, you come across things that are just inspired comic genius....

Brilliantly harmless and naughty.

If I cruised past this it would certainly put the Happy in my Halloween.
Images courtesy of Mark @ 
Please follow the link for more images of interest.

Saturday, 27 October 2012

Crafty Ideas for Halloween

With Halloween just around the corner,
I was inspired to look back over some of the boards we have made
that share a goulish theme.
The bright colours make them reminicent
of something from the Mexican Festival Day of Dead.

Friday, 26 October 2012

Gentlemen, get your lady ticklers at the ready.

 It's nearly Movember.

That special time of year
when you can road test that Hogan handle bar moustache
you've secretly coveted out amongst your peers,
 for their judgement and amusement, and guage if you carry it off.

Probably not,
but for the month of Mo,
where Moustache is King,
feel free to be a suave or ferral as you like.

So get involved, and not just by growing the fuzz,
It's all in support of an excellent cause.

So if Mo maketh the man.....


To sign up and grow your support visit Movember UK

Friday, 31 August 2012

Oooohhhhhh, that's a sexy fish!

You likey???.......Me likey, very much.
Sweet, sweet fish - All trussed up and looking for a new home.
Pure Fun - Rocket Fish (NEW)

6'1" x 20' 1/2" x 2' 1/2"



Available to take in the water today.
Call to view and for further information.


Tuesday, 10 July 2012

Mini Shop now open!

There's no denying it, this Summer has been pretty rubbish!

Plenty of the wet stuff, but unfortunately the wrong kind, and no sunshine or heat to speak of.

Still, it's not all been a complete loss.....(silver lining and all that).
It's given Jas a good opportunity to to do something he normally never finds the time to do, and that's make up some nice stock boards.

Yay, Finally I've found a use for these stickers! The boys at FCS will be delighted.


More to follow. Check them out on our website at Board available to take home today.

Sunday, 22 April 2012

Monday, 2 April 2012

What's under your board?



FCS has launched a new campaign known simply as ‘Genuine FCS’. The campaign follows the global release of the new branded Genuine FCS X-2 and Fusion systems which feature the FCS logo on the top face of the plugs.

One of the key factors driving the Genuine FCS campaign is the high number of counterfeit products in the market place, of which the buyer is often completely unaware. Whilst FCS is flattered by the scores of imitations, none of these systems stack up against a Genuine FCS system.

‘Look for the Logo’ is a call to action for anyone purchasing a new board with FCS.
If the plugs installed in the board don’t have the FCS logo, there’s every chance the consumer is buying an inferior product.

The Genuine FCS campaign not only highlights the new branded plugs, but also provides rare insights into the minds of the best surfers in the world as they share their experiences using the Genuine FCS system.

While the campaign will appear in print, extensive online video content and imagery can be viewed on the Genuine FCS website Content will be continually updated with the campaign expected to last over 12 months.

LEVEN Surfboards uses genuine FCS fins
and fin systems in our boards.

Saturday, 31 March 2012

Book Launch - H2H

What a great turn out there was last night for the launch of David and Jan Penprase's much anticipated sequel, Harbour 2 harbour. Well done to all those who have been involved in bringing it all together.

It was brill to finally see all the great images that they had worked so hard, and so long to put together. There are certainly some real characters in the village, and David's eye captured them in such beautiful detail.
Of course, I just love the image he took of our Jase in his dusty best, but there are so many terrific shots it's hard to pick a clear favorite but here are some that caught my eye.

(Images extracted from Harbour 2 Harbour) 

Our postman, John!

There are plenty more on show - definately worth taking the time out to go and view.

Exhibition is on everyday 10am -5pm,
31st March to 15th April
Customs House Gallery,
On the Harbour,

All proceeds to Cornwall Hospice Care and Children's Hospice South West.

Sales from the first book raised over £20,000 for charity and it is hoped that the sequel will be no less successful.

A big thank you to David and Jan for letting us participate and making it so fun.

All images copyright of David Penprase.

Wednesday, 28 March 2012


Following on from their success with the stunning pictorial Harbour to Harbour,
David and Jan Penprase have been working ceaselessly capturing even more portrait images for the sequel, Harbour 2 Harbour, which is to have it's much anticipated unveiling later this week.
It will be followed by an exhibition of their wonderful images, which should definately not be missed.

Tel; 01326 569365.

The exhibition will run everyday from
Saturday 31st March to Saturday 14th April 2012
10am - 5pm

All proceeds from the sale of the books / images are in aid of
Cornwall Hospice Care and Children's Hospice South West.

Please contact the gallery for enquiries.

Wednesday, 21 December 2011

Merry Christmas

 Thank you to all our customers for your support throughout the year. Wherever the wind and tide have taken you for Christmas and New Year, we hope that have have a truely wonderful time.

 After a hectic few weeks getting boards finished in time for holidays and presents,  we are looking forward to taking a few well earned days off, at least that's the plan - Jason hotcoats boards this Christmas morning at his own peril!

Merry Christmas everyone.

Friday, 16 December 2011

Board Art - Brotherly love.

Just came home from a pretty disasterous day at work to find a parcel on the sideboard...............all Christmas presents recieved and accounted for so I am truely puzzeled! ........Wondering if maybe I had forgotten something in a wine induced ebay haze. Purchase panic sets in.

To my suprise when I opened it, I discover that it's a suprise Christmas present from my brother in Oz. Relief and warm heartedness come over me all at once.

It's a fabulous book, filled with all sorts of great surf, snow and skate art. In fact just about anything that you can do on a board as well as bios of the artists. I am truely touched - even more so as I have been such a shit, nagging about him never writing or sending postcards and the like. I am stunned and amazed at his thoughtfullness and feel even more crap for having only sent him a poxy card for Christmas. Guess this means I owe him that new fish his been gunning for even more. Little brother done good!

Amazing book. Fantastic images. Get yourself a copy to adorn your coffee table.

I now feel totally re-inspired, full of love and it's turned my day right around. Christmas drinks here we come!

Friday, 9 December 2011

This Christmas..............

Don't get stressed........

Take a deep breath........

Who wouldn't be happy to wake up and find this next to the tree?

Friday, 11 November 2011

Go for Launch! - Harbour 2 Harbour Book Update


Well done David and Jan on the almighty effort of managing to arrange and organise shoots for 150+ souls for the second edition of Harbour 2 Harbour - You very clearly love to set yourselves a challange!

It's official, after much anticipation a launch date has been announced!

SATURDAY MARCH 31st 2012 at 10am


Fantastic effort. I don't know where you both find the energy but I sense a well earned break on the horizon.

Well done again to you both. It's a wonderful legacy for the community to have in it's archive.

Lest we forget

Wednesday, 9 November 2011

Ho, Ho, Ho,

What a stunner!

We made this beauty for our Royal Navy service friends for their Mess Christmas Prize Draw.

We've be fortunate enough to do a couple of boards for them over the years, but this baby is by far the best one yet. 

Hopefully the lucky winner will think the same.

Sunday, 16 October 2011



Following on from the success and reception of their pictorial book Harbour to Harbour in 2010, David and Jan have been working their socks off on organizing Harbour 2 Harbour - Part Deux!

It's quite a massive undertaking (well done for taking it on again) and as always fundraising is key.

Local support has been generous and so far raised around £7000 in sponsorships but another £5,000 is still needed to enable the reprint the first ( HARBOUR TO HARBOUR ) which were snapped up and enough of the new one ( HARBOUR 2 HARBOUR ). The more books that are produced will mean more money generated from their sale to go to charity.

Anyone interested in making a donation to the project or has any fundraising ideas should email / contact David or Jan  on or phone 01326 562838.

Profits from the sale of these publications will go to Cornwall Hospice Care at Hayle and Edgcumbe and some to CHSW.

For the latest up to date information on the project please visit there website

Friday, 5 August 2011

Chris Janes Art Exhibition

Popped along this afternoon to see Chris's exhibition of his art work (you may recall from my previous entry).

He has been quite the dark horse!

It was a lovely display of work that he has done in oil, charcoal and paint on driftwood - inspired of course by the lovely surroundings of the Gwithian Towans, where he and his family live.

I picked myself up a terrific little framed charcoal sketch of the towan chalets.

(image to follow)

I already have a space in mind for it in my little office nook, where it will be like a little window that I can gaze out of when I am busy tapping away the hours.

A big congrats again guys on it being such a success. I look forward to the next one.

Wednesday, 3 August 2011

Surf Fayre

Summer has made a return just in time for the holiday season.

What could be better than spending the day down at the beach and taking in some good food and music? Add to that the opportunity to get together with some of the finest surfboard shapers in the south west and see their latest designs and models and you know it's going to be a great day.

Unfortunately we won't be available on the day to showcase any of our own boards, but our good friend & fellow shaper Rich 'Butch' Hawkins will be there with a display of his work so pop by & have a yarn.

Rich, is the talent behind Hawkins Surfboards down in Sennen and has generously donated his time and shaped up an awesome little board which will be raffled off on the day to one lucky winner.

It's going to be a great day so go along and show your support to Russ and the guys for all the hard work they have put in to planning and organizing and making the stars align.

Proceeds in aid of charity Surf Action. More information about the good work that they do supporting combat veterans check out the website Surf Action

Thursday, 21 July 2011

The UFO's have landed!

This sight tickled me when I came around the corner so I thought I would post it.

We're  busy working on more tables for designer John Miller and the team at Mark Products. This time around Jas is finishing coffee tables, which I have to say are really cool.

I believe these ones are going off to America when we're done but if you dig them too,  contact John at Mark Products for further information

(Image courtesy of Mark Products)

Monday, 4 July 2011

Local Art Exhibition

Local Towan's artist and surfer Chris Janes is having an exhibition of his work next month which will be well worth a viewing.

Chris, who previously has a small studio in Porthleven is a talented artist and when he is not found on a surfboard, he can sometimes be found applying his artistic skills to one.

Tuesday, 28 June 2011

Exciting new project

It's been a bit of a mad week. Lot's on as always.

For the past week Jas has been over at Homeblown, helping Tris with an exciting new project that he is involved in for furniture designer, John Miller.

John has designed a fantastic dining table called the 'shapers table', which made from polyurethene foam, laminated, glossed and polished, similar to the way you would do a surfboard with a few exceptions.

Scale wise, it was quite a bit bigger than anything Jason has laminated before and is the first piece of furniture he has been asked to do.  It's nice to do a variety of things and it's been really exciting to be involved in this type of design.

The final finished product is very impressive as you can see.
(Image courtesy of Mark Products)

You can check out John's profile and work at

Monday, 13 June 2011

Surf Art

Roaming the net, as you do and came across the work of Newquay artist Melanie McDonald, who's work I have been admiring and now added to my aspiration list.

Although she now lives in Brittany, it is clear in her work that she is still very much inspired by life along the Cornish Coast.

Check out her work at

Sunday, 15 May 2011



A fabulous publication which offered a snapshot into the history of many of the faces that live and work in the village of Porthleven.

The beautiful black and white portrait images were taken by award winning Cornish photographer David Penprase and collated by his wife, and partner in crime Jan over the course of a year and a half.

Published in February 2011, the Hard Back version of 100 sold out in four days and 1000 of the soft backs in under four weeks. 

The project was a huge success and sales from the book raised over £20.000 for the Childrens Hospice South West at St Austell (CHSW).

Releases -
Ports characters caught on film
Custom House Gallery

Monday, 2 May 2011

New Surfboard Logos

We have new logos!

Jas been wanting to change the logos for a while and after much fiddling we have at last come up with the following designs.

The most exciting prospect for Jason is that because we have control of the artwork he can now make adjustments to the colour and design to suit individual orders. We are now also able to size and shape them to suit the variety of boards we are producing, which was something we were unable to do previously.

The flexibility means that we now have a wide variety of logo designs to choose from.

Something to suit everyone I hope.