A private class just for you. Surfers can be loners – their ideal is a deserted break with no one out. That’s why we decided to offer a one-on-one class in board building and/or glassing. For a week (or two), it’s just you at your own shaping stand with your own board builder guiding you through the process of building a board you’ll have forever. This is the only class where we will help you build any board design in our line.
A private camp is also perfect if you can’t make dates in our schedule, can’t get into a full class, or want to share a really unique experience with just one other friend. So if you need some alone time, or dig the idea of being just another builder in our shop for the week, think about the Builder’s Fantasy Camp.
Five days in, beautiful board out. The 5-day class is a more immersive experience than our 4-day workshops. We'll take the week to cover each stage from picking planks to final sanding, and you'll only share the instructor with one other student. We begin with selecting your own planks, setting up your rocker table and gluing down the frame. From there you'll glue up the rails, join the top planks, then shape and sand 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 Maine just a block from the beach. 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.
Prices and Timeframes- First Builder:
5-Day Standard Private Workshop- $2500- Choose from any model we offer in our regular 4-day workshops
7-Day Intensive Private Workshop- $3000- Specific to our complex board shapes such as the Cutwater, Fantail, etc.
Bring a Friend- Additional Builder:
5-Day Private Workshop with them building their own board- $1500
7-Day Private Workshop with them building their own board- $2000
Bring a friend to help you build your board- $250 (covers instruction and use of tools)
COVID precautions. 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.