Basic Surfboard Shaping for Beginners


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We want you to make the best surfboards possible and get stoked doing it! These videos will show you how.


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These instructional videos not only give you the knowledge and confidence to build great surfboards, but also go so far to show you situations to avoid during the building process that would normally ruin your efforts. No expensive power tools necessary, no special shaping bay either. These videos get back to the basics of soulful garage DO-IT-YOURSELF shaping. They demonstrate the spirit of DIY culture by being filmed and edited with low tech, inexpensive equipment saving thousands of dollars while maintaining the goal of delivering top quality information, tips, and tricks.

With these easy to follow instructional videos, you will have all the knowledge and confidence to shape and glass a professional looking, fun to ride, performance surfboard.

Basic Surfboard Shaping for Beginners

“Simple, Clean and Green”

Video contents include:

Over 1.5 hours of “how-to” instruction

~Surfboard Shaping Theory

~Shaping Rack Design & Construction

~Effective use of Basic Hand Tools

~Gluing up your blank

~Making Templates

~Keeping the shaping mess to a minimum

~Surfboard shaping from concept to completion

~Sealing EPS foam to prepare for glassing

~Lots of tips on how to ensure your first board performs well and is fun to surf

~How to avoid costly mistakes while shaping

We want you to make the best surfboards possible and get stoked doing it! Use recycled blanks and bio resin to make the greenest surfboard possible and be kinder to yourself and the environment.

We recommend watching the videos on a laptop in your workspace while shaping – it’s easier and a more effective way to learn and get great shaping results.



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