Shaping Courses

The Surfboard Studio offers 2 specialty shaping courses on how to produce the structure and dynamics of a surfboard. The course modules are designed for people with no previous shaping experience and will provide detailed instruction of shaping principles and processes covering everything from the shaping bay itself to tool choice and use, the benefits of hand shaping over CNC, plug installation, rough shaping, rail design, fine-tuning, and finish-sanding. The course allows the instruction of various techniques and tricks of the trade that you will be unlikely to learn anywhere else. 

 


HAND SHAPE

This course teaches how to hand shape from scratch from the bulky core foam. The course modules are designed for people with no previous shaping experience.

Hand Shaping Surfboards - The Surfboard Studio

$850.00 gst inc.

plus blank at industry price. Must be purchased on the day of the session. Booking confirmation is subject to teacher availability.

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CNC DESIGN

This course teaches CNC surfboard design and shaping from pre shapes. The course modules are designed for people with no previous shaping experience.

Surfboard Shaping Courses - The Surfboard Studio

$850.00 gst inc.

plus blank at industry price. Must be purchased on the day of the session. Booking confirmation is subject to teacher availability.

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COURSE INFORMATION

These courses are approximately 6-8 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).

You will also become familiar with the shaping bay and all the tools and techniques of the craft.

 


 

INSTRUCTOR PROFILES

 

In the course you are supervised through each stage of construction by an expert while you shape a surfboard from start to pre glassing. View the profiles of our instructors:

Zak Koniaras (Zak Surfboards)
Simon Forward (4D Surfboards)
Michael Anthony (Mad)
Ian Chisholm (South Coast Surfboards Australia)
Daniel Melo (The Surfboard Studio)

 

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Build your Own Surfboard - The Surfboard Studio - Zak and Dan

 


 

CONDITIONS

Please note: For all inquiries about running one of these courses for your group please email us at info@thesurfboardstudio.com.au

* 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 a $250.00 administration fee for re-booking courses. If you wish to discuss this, you must email info@thesurfboardstudio.com.au with “Change of Booking” in the subject line at least 30 days before your course is due to commence.

*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.

*On request we can also do this course to suit your schedule (over a morning, afternoon, evening, holiday – you decide). To do this we will require you to organise & book a group of 4 people