Tim Nolte

Discussion in 'Mid Atlantic' started by Zeroevol, Jan 7, 2013.

  1. Zeroevol

    Zeroevol Well-Known Member

    Jun 22, 2009
    Hey guys, anyone know anything about Tim Nolte surfboards? And no, not Nick Nolte the actor. HA HA
  2. WeekendWarriorMdVaNc

    WeekendWarriorMdVaNc Well-Known Member

    Jun 25, 2007
    Yeah, he shapes boards down in the OBX. Seems to focus on larger boards/retro designs and SUPs rather than performance boards. Google his website.

  3. Zeroevol

    Zeroevol Well-Known Member

    Jun 22, 2009
    Yeah, I checked out his site, I was just wondering if anyone had first hand info
  4. pmanning11

    pmanning11 Member

    Jan 30, 2011
    First board I ever rode was one of his. 9'2" 22.25" 3". Definitely recommend one of his longboards, nothing I'd say that blows ur mind but good standard classic boards.
  5. Inland

    Inland Well-Known Member

    Sep 4, 2011
    I'll second that. I have two boards of his from the mid 90's. Both are still fun today. His more modern boards are probably even better.
  6. Zeroevol

    Zeroevol Well-Known Member

    Jun 22, 2009
  7. Zippy

    Zippy Well-Known Member

    Nov 16, 2007
    I bought a blank from him 10 years ago.
  8. whiskey

    whiskey Well-Known Member

    Jan 18, 2011
    Tim Nolte is a great shaper. He has a huge shop in Currituck and makes boards from start to finish. He specializes in larger boards, but can and does em all.
  9. spongedude

    spongedude Well-Known Member

    Feb 28, 2010

    he looks like a surfer
  10. WEBER

    WEBER Member

    Sep 20, 2012
    I've got a 9'0 shaped by Nolte. Great board. I'd recommend his stuff.
  11. JimB

    JimB Active Member

    Aug 4, 2010
    Tim is a very humble and mellow guy who builds some great boards. Got a few from him back in the 90's when I lived in Va. Beach. Great shapes at a reasonable price.
  12. El Stupido

    El Stupido Well-Known Member

    Nov 17, 2011
    Just sold a 12 foot board made by Tim. It surfed great, was well glassed and held up very well. I would definitely recommend his boards.
  13. vbbutton

    vbbutton Well-Known Member

    Jan 12, 2012
    I have ridden a few of his longboards are they are great
  14. Agabinet

    Agabinet Well-Known Member

    May 3, 2012
    The first board I bought, from a craigslist ad, was a 9'4" x 22 7/8 x 2 3/4 Tim Nolte performance longboard thruster with a hull bottom. I love that board, it was my go to all the time for NJ small days and even when I moved to RI last summer. My best surfing bud liked it so much he had Tim make one for him -- but to suit his size (he's 6'4"). I finally retired it this winter, but Tim is making me a new one at 9'. It has a rounded pin tail and a nice rocker in front. You can't hang ten on it, but it catches in steeper stuff and turns nice and quick for a big board. I really love its versatility. Can't wait to get my new one. The old one . . . someone will get lucky if the snag it down in Narragansett.
  15. chicharronne

    chicharronne Well-Known Member

    Jun 22, 2006
    He learned from "the ever elusive" Mike Doyle. He does good work. He saved me once In '95, when Doyle left me hanging on a board (wouldn't glass it) with a week before a CR trip. If you can get one, try a hull bottom. that was the kind Doyle didn't finish. he was doing boards of some space age polymer that he'd put in a giant real a meal and vacuum the air out
    Last edited: Jan 8, 2013