2012 Class Yearbook

January 3rd, 2013, by Nolan

As 2013 begins and we plan for an exciting new year of classes, we look back at all of our board building classes of 2012. Our students made some amazing boards and we made new friends from all over the country and beyond… as well as some great memories. Congratulations and thanks to the Grain Surfboards class of 2012 – may your boards bring you endless joy.

Grain Surfboards Vans Team
We kicked off the year with a Board Blitz with the Off The Wall design team from Vans in early February.

Grain Surfboards Class
Later in February, Al and Kyle braved the cold in our first 7-day class of the year.

Grain Surfboards Class
At the beginning of March, we went west for our first class in Portland, Oregon. We used locally sourced Western Red cedar and enjoyed a week of great weather in Portland. Thanks to Vin for letting us set-up shop in the Instrument headquarters.

Grain Surfboards Class
We returned to Maine for our March Class, where unseasonable weather continued for Mike, Topher, and Chuck. We were shaping outside in t-shirts…in March…in Maine!

Grain Surfboards Class
Two good friends and two couples filled up our April Board Blitz.

Grain Surfboards Class
We had a really fun crew and mix of boards for our May Class.

Grain Surfboards Class
Cameron chose to make his own surfboard for his high school senior project. He built a 9′ Root in our May class and then stayed another week to glass it.

Grain Surfboards Class
We had quite the class in June! Our then intern Ascher built a Steamer, Outside TV filmed for a short video they made about us, and I broke my nose during a lunchbreak surf.

Grain Surfboards Class
In the beginning of July, we had three fathers and sons build three boards in three days! Stanton, Nate, and John became the youngest Grain students at 12 years old.

Grain Surfboards Class
Our July Class students came from near and far. Near being our hometown York and coastal New Hampshire. Far being Virginia, Costa Rica, and Tobago!

Grain Surfboards Class
One half of our August Board Blitz was Team Fitzgerald. Eden’s brother and father helped her build an 8′ Steamer.

Grain Surfboards Class
Team Kamm from our August Board Blitz. Joel and Lucia built a 6’2″ CI Biscuit.

Grain Surfboards Class
Later in August we had a class with seven people, including an Australian and two Brazilians, as well as Beckley and Steve, our first Jordan Project Scholarship winners!

Grain Surfboards Wegener Class
Jon Wegener co-taught our paipo class in September, kicking off our Surf Re-Evolution weekend.

Grain Surfboards Entropy Resins Class
The guys from Entropy Resins stayed after Surf Re-Evolution to build a couple boards of their own.

Grain Surfboards Class
T.J., Jimmy, and Grant built a 6’5″ Seed, 9′ Root, and a 5’10″ Waka later in September.

Grain Surfboards Korduroy Class
In the beginning of October we built boards at the Korduroy.TV headquarters in Encinitas, California.

Grain Surfboards Class
Veteran student Bob built a 4’5″ Leaf with an intricate plank design.

Grain Surfboards Class
Scott won a class spot at the 3S Artspace fundraiser at Grain in August. He came back in October with a buddy and built himself a 10′ Waterlog.

Grain Surfboards Class
Michael and Jack made some logs in our last board building class of 2012.

Grain Surfboards Class
In our last class of the year, Jack glassed the 10′ Waterlog he built in our November class and Ryan glassed the 8′ Steamer he built from a HomeGrown Kit.

We’re looking forward to all of this year’s classes! See you in Maine, California, or the UK!

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One Response to “2012 Class Yearbook”

  1. Butch Says:

    Everybody looks like their having the experience,I think often of mine.I still look at my board and just smile.

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