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Known by some as a “magic carpet”, we designed this 8’ mini-tanker for a small-statured long-boarder that wanted a catch-anything, full-volume longboard experience in a size he could maneuver easily. The Steamer has a classic long-board nose in an eight-foot package. This board carries it’s thickness far forward, offsetting a super-wide squash tail that virtually guarantees you’ll catch every wave you paddle for. While it’s perfect for beginner surfers, it also makes a great big-guy board for those transitioning from logs to shorter boards. The two-plus-one fin setup and hardened tail offers the more advanced surfers a board they can enjoy in hollower waves, where full-size long-boards just don’t fit. Gently curving hips help this board sweep through turns like a dream, while the wider, thicker nose begs for you to cross-step forward.
Every Grain Home Grown Surfboard kit comes with all the components that go into the board including machine-cut keel and frames, top and bottom planks, rail strips, fin box, glue, epoxy, fiberglass, mixing buckets, gloves, instruction manual, etc. These kits are designed to be built by anyone with the room to to do it. Previous wood working experience is helpful, but not necessary. All you need is the ability to follow written directions and a little patience.
Finished Board Specs
8'-0″ x 22-7/8″ x 3-1/16″
Some things you’ll need are not included in the kit – but most of it should be available locally. Hand tools, supplies and fins are available here in the store as well. The included manual shows how to make a simple rocker table from basic materials you can obtain locally, or you can buy a precision cut rocker lift set right from us. See our Tools and Supplies sections for those. A rocker table helps form the board to the correct rocker. It also helps to have a 4 to 6 bar clamps for assembling the top and bottom planks, but simple wood wedges could be used as well.
Please allow 3 weeks for delivery from the time your order is placed.