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The Salmon Creek, “mini mal”

from $39.00

  • 7’-8” board length
  • 21 5/8” board width
  • 2 7/8” board thickness
  • Optimized for weight reduction
  • Highest quality marine plywood

The Salmon Creek, “mini mal”


Printable Plans, Frame Kit, Frame Kit + Milled Paulownia Strips (US ONLY), Builder's Bundle (US ONLY)

Are you ready to up your game?

Our wide range of shapes for hollow wood SUP ‘s and surfboards is unsurpassed in todays kit board market. These beautiful and functional shapes are designed for those wanting the next level of performance and elegance in a lightweight hollow wood SUP or surfboard. Our frames are optimized for weight reduction and are cut from the highest quality marine plywood available. 

The Salmon Creek, a “mini mal” longboard for traditional surfing

The “Salmon Creek” mini mal really goes back to the roots of our surfing history. We started riding longboards at Salmon Creek in Sonoma County back in the early 1960’s and the “Salmon Creek” mini longboard is a shorter, lighter and more progressive shape compared to the “logs” we rode back at the start of our surfing lives. The “Salmon Creek” can be built as a single fin, flat bottomed, v-tailed board that is fun and loose, or you can experiment with concaves and multi fins. As in all of our fishbone framing kits, the “Salmon Creek” includes our innovative rocker tab system which allows building the board on a flat table without the need for a rocker table. The “Salmon Creek” can be set up as a traditional single fin surfboard or with a thruster fin arrangement.

Salmon Creek Options

  • Printable plans for Clearwood Paddleboards include the PDF that has the full-scale templates for the board you’ve chosen, the assembly manual, and links to the tutorials. Printable plans are a good option if you live outside the United States and want to save on import tariffs. When you purchase printable plans from Clearwood Paddleboards you also get “anytime” technical support via phone or email if you have questions about the process. If you need assistance sourcing materials or need suggestions on any aspect of your build, we’re here to help make your project a success!Printable plans incude:
    • Salmon Creek Mini Mal Plans
    • Assembly Manual
    • Printing Instructions
  • Frame kits from Clearwood Paddelboards are CNC machined from high quality marine grade plywood. Our CNC cut frame kits make getting started with your build accurate and quick. We’ve taken the guesswork out of starting your project by creating a package with all parts organized and numbered for easy assembly. When you buy a Clearwood frame kit you also get the assembly manual and access to our video tutorials, plus, we are here to offer technical support anytime you have questions about the process. If you need help on sourcing materials or have ideas that you want input on, we’re here to offer support.The Frame Kit incudes:
    • Salmon Creek Mini Mal Frame Kit
    • Assembly Manual
  • Do you want to focus on building your board not sourcing the materials you will need. Randy has done all the work for you and created the Salmon Creek Mini Mal Builder Bundle as a complete kit! We’ve bundled the basic components you need to build a hollow wooden paddleboard or surfboard into a package that includes a 10% discount. If you have questions you can call or email us anytime for quick and insightful answers to your questions.The Builder Bundle incudes:
  • Clearwood Paddleboards values lightweight boards and sustainably grown wood. Our commitment to these principals means we are now offering our builders the following deal: if you buy any Clearwood frame kit and paulownia planks, we’ll mill the planks for you for FREE! This is a great deal to get you the best material available for building the lightest weight hollow wood board possible.Frame Kit and Milled Paulownia incudes: