Month: September 2014

New Gorilla Stock Instore

The new Gorilla Stock is instore now at Zak Surfboards.  Great colour ways and designs in this Gorilla range including their new Melon & Waves themed pads + leashes.  Also brand new pad designs for all of their team riders.  Come check it out instore & online...

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Spirit of Akasha

There is a screening of Andrew Kidman’s film ‘Spirit of Akasha‘ coming up at the Arts Centre Melbourne on the 7th of November. Released last year, the movie has taken a different form this year as a live music event to celebrate the classic surf movie Morning of the Earth – originally created by Albert Falzon in 1972. The film features some of today’s best surfer like Stephanie Gilmore, Mick Fanning, Tom Curren and Kelly Slater riding single fin boards in locations including  Bali, Fiji and Hawaii. The soundtrack for the Melbourne event will be performed by Andrew Kidman and The Windy Hills, Mick Turner, Jack River, Machine Translations and The Sandpebbles. 7 November, 7.30pm Arts Centre Melbourne, Hamer Hall For more info or to book tickets click here...

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Glassing Courses At The Surfboard Studio

The Surfboard Studio are now offering all-inclusive Glassing Courses so you can learn how to laminate your surfboard with polyester, vinylester and epoxy resins. Like their shaping course, the glassing course is designed for people with no previous laminating experience and will provide detailed instruction of glassing principles and processes. They cover everything from the laminating bay itself to tool choice and use, the benefits of different materials and cloth, plug installation, sanding and polishing along with various techniques and tricks of the trade that you will be unlikely to learn anywhere else. These glassing courses cost $495 & usually require 8 hours in total for boards under 7’0. They divide these course into 2 x 4 hour blocks and run them over two consecutive Tuesdays or Saturdays. Head over to their BOOKINGS page to enroll yourself in one of these courses. *Please note – you must bring along your own shaped blank to do this course. Any questions about this or any other of their courses contact: info@thesurfboardstudio.com.au 0438 416 738 03 9416 7384 (Zak...

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New Creatures Stock Instore

The new Creatures Stock for summer 14/15 just landed instore late yesterday at Zak Surfboards.  In this range there are a whole host of new grip pad designs from all of their team riders as well as updated designs of their ever popular leash & boardbag collections. Come instore to check them out in person for or have a squiz at them online shortly (I should have the whole new range up online in the next few...

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Glassing Courses

The Surfboard Studio is now offering all-inclusive glassing courses so you can learn how to laminate your surfboard with polyester, vinylester and epoxy resins. Like our shaping course, the glassing course is designed for people with no previous laminating experience and will provide detailed instruction of glassing principles and processes covering everything from the laminating bay itself to tool choice and use, the benefits of different materials and cloth, plug installation, sanding and polishing along with various techniques and tricks of the trade that you will be unlikely to learn anywhere else. These glassing courses cost $495 & usually require 8 hours in total for boards under 7’0. We divide these course into 2 x 4 hour blocks and run them over two consecutive Tuesdays or Saturdays. Head over to our BOOKINGS page to enroll yourself in one of these courses. *Please note – you must bring along your own shaped blank to do this course. Any questions about this or any other of our courses contact: info@zaksurfboards.com 0438 416 738 03 9416 7384 (Zak Surfboards)...

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New Shaping Courses at The Surfboard Studio

The Surfboard Studio are now pleased to offer  new Shaping Courses to the public. These are perfect for those of you that want to have a crack at shaping their own surfboard design from a foam blank and want to leave the glassing/sanding/ fin installation stages to the experts.  These Shaping Courses also take a lot less time than the full Make Your Own Board Courses, so will suit those of you that have less flexibility with time. TheShaping Courses are primarily designed for people with no previous experience and focus on detailed instruction of shaping and design principles. You will learn from our experienced, professional instructors how to shape a surfboard from a foam blank. In doing so, the course covers all aspects of surfboard design, the shaping bay, tool selection and safety, rough shaping, rail design, fine-tuning, and finish-sanding. The shaping course requires approximately 4 hours total depending on the shape you intend to make.  Usually we will run this course over 1 session (but it may extend into a second for more labor intensive designs) These Shaping Courses will now be regularly offered at The Surfboard Studio. The Shaping Courses costs $495 per person and includes all the materials, tuition and equipment to shape yourself a surfboard out of a foam blank. To enroll yourself in one of these courses head over to their BOOKINGS page. *On request they can also do this course to suit your schedule (over...

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