Over two days you can now do a compressed version of their ‘Make Your Own Board‘ course. In these courses they provide 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 their expert instructors, you too can leave the Surfboard Studio with your own beautifully finished surfboard – first time!
They start off with the basics of surfboard design, then 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, you 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 they require at least 4 participants
If you can book in a group of 4+ they can also schedule this course on days/at times convenient to you (bring along three friends, relatives or workmates). This 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.
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