We are now regularly running ‘make your own board courses‘ in Melbourne. 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!
Beginning with the basics of surfboard design, this course 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 the craft. 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. 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!
These sessions are run on Saturdays from 9am-5pm, requiring participants to attend 2 sessions to complete their boards.
All session details can be found in the Bookings section
Included in the course are all the following materials:
Pre shaped blank (5-7ft shortboard/fish with basic profiling from raw blank), fiberglass cloth, resin, fin plugs (thruster set of FCSII, Future or fin box/2+1) and pro-teck.There are also additional options that you can select such as: Extra fin plugs (eg thruster/quad option) Longer boards (up to 10ft) Designing your own logo Deck Patches glass/carbon/vector & Resin tints
*As part of the course we also offer all fins, grips, bags and other surfboard accessories at a 20% discount off recommended retail on the final night