The Surfboard Studio offers the Make Your Own Surfboard course for nearly the price of a brand new production board. Over two consecutive Saturdays, we provide you with all of the materials, tools and live instruction necessary to create a custom surfboard. Upon completion, the surfboard is yours to keep, and the lessons provide you with the ability and knowledge to shape additional surfboards on your own, and go on to experiment with different elements of the shaping process.
We run our courses over 2 days – essentially 7 & 10 hour sessions. These sessions are run on Saturdays from 9am – 4pm and 7am – 5pm, requiring participants to attend 2 sessions to complete their surfboard. Maximum 5 students per course.
Day One begins with the basics of surfboard design. You will also be familiarised with the shaping bay and all the tools and techniques used in the craft. We will lead you through the intricacies of shaping and design, including planning shapes, bottom contours, nose and tail, rocker lines, deck shapes and rail shapes. We will discuss fin and plug installation, including various theories around fin positioning on different boards, and how their placement may affect performance.
Day Two of the course will proceed into the glassing stage, where you will learn about various techniques and materials used in glassing a surfboard. Optional extras like adding logos and colours to your resin are done at this stage, before cutting your own cloth, mixing the resin and laminating your own board. Then on to sanding and pro-finishing, and you’ll be ready to get it in the water!
In the course you are supervised through each stage of construction by an expert while you build a surfboard from start to finish and you come out with your own board , finished and ready to surf. View the profiles of our instructors:
* Due to limited spaces and high demand, all bookings are final and cannot be refunded. Changes to dates of bookings will be considered only at our discretion, and will attract at $250.00 administration fee for re-booking courses. If you wish to discuss this, you must email firstname.lastname@example.org with “Change of Booking” in the subject line at least 30 days before your course is due to commence.