With your own two hands. Making a wooden surfboard by hand is quite a rewarding experience! Join us at our shop as we guide you through the creation of your very own board.
Three or Four days in, beautiful board out. The 4-day class (can be shortened to 3 days if you prefer) is perfect for anyone with limited time. Just tell the boss you need a long weekend! With the frames and a couple of rail strips already prepared, we dive right into the process. In this workshop you'll work on building up the rails, joining the tops, and then shaping and sanding your board so it's fully ready for fiberglass.
More than a board, it's an experience. Come to learn new woodworking skills, because you already love working with wood, or because those typing fingers are yearning to handle a real tool. Come for the experience of working beside Grain's board builders at our shop in New York just down the road from some world class breaks. Come to make memories with new friends, or bring your own friends and family. Finally, come to BUILD YOUR OWN SURFBOARD!
No skills, no problem. Students are guided through the entire process with full use of our shop and tools. Perfect for those of you who want to make your own board but don't want to take on another project at home, or don't have the space, tools, or confidence to get the job done right.
What's included. Workshop tuition includes a full surfboard kit, personal instruction, and use of all the tools you'll need to build your board. Choose one of a dozen different models to build, plus pick your own plank design! Glassing IS NOT included in this class, though materials do include fiberglass, hardware and resin so that the board can be glassed at home. We offer glassing and shipping services for an extra charge.COVID precautions. We’re slowly increasing our class sizes back to normal (max of 4 people) and all of our staff is fully vaccinated. If you’re vaccinated, you’re no longer required to wear a mask in the shop. We’d ask non-vaccinated students to continue wearing a mask.