Over two days you can now do a compressed version of our ‘Make Your Own Board‘ course. In these courses we provide our students with all the equipment, materials, skilled instruction & expert guidance to create their own surf craft from start to finish – ready to hit the water!
Not only do you leave this course with you own hand made board to keep, but you are provided with the knowledge and practical experience to then go on and shape additional surfboards on your own. With the guidance of our expert instructors, you too can leave the Surfboard Studio with your own beautifully finished surfboard – first time!
We start off with the basics of surfboard design, then we will gradually take you deeper into the intricacies of shaping and design including plan shapes, bottom contours (concaves and channels), nose and tail rocker lines, deck shapes and rail shapes.
You will also become familiar with the shaping bay and all the tools and techniques of surfboard shaping. From the shaping section of the course, you will proceed to the glassing stage where you will learn about the various techniques and materials used in glassing a surfboard before cutting your own cloth, mixing your resin and laminating your board.
After you glass your board we will then move on to fin and plug installation including various theories around fin positioning on different boards and how the placement may affect performance. From fin installation, the course will take you to the next stage in the laminating process before you finish and sand your board and get it in the water!
Please note: To run this 2 day course we require at least 4 participants
This Two Day Course is run subject to demand – so if we do not have 4+ participants booked in 2 weeks prior to the start of the course, it will not proceed. (We will of course refund all booking fees to those enrolled in full)
If you can book in a group of 4+ we can also schedule this course on days/at times convenient to you (bring along three friends, relatives or workmates). We can tailor the course to your schedule with days/dates and times – could be over a weekend, during RDOs, basically you decide what will suit you and we’ll try our best to make it happen on those days. For all inquiries please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
*For those of you who want to travel in to Melbourne to do this course from further afield, we can arrange some accommodation choices for you to choose from locally as well. One of the closest with a range of different price options is Bell City. We can arrange for transfers to and from the surfboard studio to local accommodation options as well.