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Grain-New York on the
East End of Long Island

Longboard

Root

Aptly named to represent where Grain began, the Root continues to be one of our most popular boards. This classic design is perfect for knee-to-head-high beach breaks because of its moderate rocker, down rails throughout and a slightly hollow nose. We’ve come far, but the Root is still a dominant classic.

 

Name origin:
Pretty simple origin, yet somehow today feels a bit prescient.  As one of our earliest designs - though it's been through a series of refinements - we couldn't have known that Grain would be looking back to The Root with such fond nostalgia.

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Board specs:

Volume:

65.15 L

   

Length:

8'11-7/8"

Width:

22-3/4"

Thickness:

2-7/8"

   

Rocker-Nose:

4-9/16"

Rocker-Tail:

1-13/16"

   

W@12" Nose:

18-3/4"

W@12" Tail:

14-1/2"

Fins:

Center fin-box or
Glass-on
 

You Build it

kits & plans

$99+

kits & plans

Kits are for the independent builders, the ones with a garage full of space and a knack for following instructions. Homegrown Wood, Paper and Booster are the three main types of board building kits. Match one of our many board designs with a kit of your choice and construct a surfboard in the comfort of your own home.  Allow three to four weeks for delivery.

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Root Paper Plans

9' Plans $99.00  Add to cart

The Root Kit

The Root Kit $925.00  Add to cart

Workshops

$1750+

Workshops

Work in a hands-on four day workshop or fantasy camp workshop with a group of professional board builders by your side. Construct your dream surfboard and immerse yourself into the Grain culture with other adventure seekers. Our workshops are located here on the farm in York, Maine or on the road in places like and New York City, St Augustine Florida, Cardiff California, Portland, Oregon and more.  

 

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Upcoming Workshops

May 26, 2017 - May 29

3-Day/4-Day Board Building @Grain--NY

Join us at Grain-NY on the East End of Long Island for a 3- or 4-day Surfboard Building workshop in our New York shop in a converted livery stable. Tuition includes instruction, the board you build (ready for glass), breakfast & lunch, materials and NY Sales tax on materials.


NOTE: Fins, leash and board bags are options personalized to individual needs. Order separately. We can help you make decisions about selecting these accessories, but order several weeks ahead so we have them here when you are. We can also glass your board for you, just leave it with us at the end of class and we'll put it in the queue. (prices vary)

Four Days Workshop Tuition: $2225.00

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Three-Day (skip day 1) Workshop Tuition: $2225.00

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Jun 01, 2017 - Jun 04

3-Day/4-Day Board Building @Grain--NY

Join us at Grain-NY on the East End of Long Island for a 3- or 4-day Surfboard Building workshop in our New York shop in a converted livery stable. Tuition includes instruction, the board you build (ready for glass), breakfast & lunch, materials and NY Sales tax on materials.


NOTE: Fins, leash and board bags are options personalized to individual needs. Order separately. We can help you make decisions about selecting these accessories, but order several weeks ahead so we have them here when you are. We can also glass your board for you, just leave it with us at the end of class and we'll put it in the queue. (prices vary)

Four Days Workshop Tuition: $2225.00

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Three-Day (skip day 1) Workshop Tuition: $2225.00

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Jun 08, 2017 - Jun 11

3-Day/4-Day Board Building @Grain--NY

Join us at Grain-NY on the East End of Long Island for a 3- or 4-day Surfboard Building workshop in our New York shop in a converted livery stable. Tuition includes instruction, the board you build (ready for glass), breakfast & lunch, materials and NY Sales tax on materials.


NOTE: Fins, leash and board bags are options personalized to individual needs. Order separately. We can help you make decisions about selecting these accessories, but order several weeks ahead so we have them here when you are. We can also glass your board for you, just leave it with us at the end of class and we'll put it in the queue. (prices vary)

Four Days Workshop Tuition: $2225.00

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Three-Day (skip day 1) Workshop Tuition: $2225.00

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Jun 15, 2017 - Jun 18
4 Day Workshop at Grain

Jun 15, 2017 - Jun 18

4 Day Workshop at Grain

A four-day board-building class with each student going home with their own board. The process includes building up the rails, prepping for top planks, adding internal support blocking, gluing down the deck, shaping the rails and finish sanding. We’ll also teach you a few extra techniques for building these in quick-time.

Workshop Tuition: $1750.00

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Jun 15, 2017 - Jun 18

3-Day/4-Day Board Building @Grain--NY

Join us at Grain-NY on the East End of Long Island for a 3- or 4-day Surfboard Building workshop in our New York shop in a converted livery stable. Tuition includes instruction, the board you build (ready for glass), breakfast & lunch, materials and NY Sales tax on materials.


NOTE: Fins, leash and board bags are options personalized to individual needs. Order separately. We can help you make decisions about selecting these accessories, but order several weeks ahead so we have them here when you are. We can also glass your board for you, just leave it with us at the end of class and we'll put it in the queue. (prices vary)

Four Days Workshop Tuition: $2225.00

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Three-Day (skip day 1) Workshop Tuition: $2225.00

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Jun 22, 2017 - Jun 25

3-Day/4-Day Board Building @Grain--NY

Join us at Grain-NY on the East End of Long Island for a 3- or 4-day Surfboard Building workshop in our New York shop in a converted livery stable. Tuition includes instruction, the board you build (ready for glass), breakfast & lunch, materials and NY Sales tax on materials.


NOTE: Fins, leash and board bags are options personalized to individual needs. Order separately. We can help you make decisions about selecting these accessories, but order several weeks ahead so we have them here when you are. We can also glass your board for you, just leave it with us at the end of class and we'll put it in the queue. (prices vary)

Four Days Workshop Tuition: $2225.00

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Three-Day (skip day 1) Workshop Tuition: $2225.00

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Jun 27, 2017 - Jun 30

3-Day/4-Day Board Building @Grain--NY

Join us at Grain-NY on the East End of Long Island for a 3- or 4-day Surfboard Building workshop in our New York shop in a converted livery stable. Tuition includes instruction, the board you build (ready for glass), breakfast & lunch, materials and NY Sales tax on materials.


NOTE: Fins, leash and board bags are options personalized to individual needs. Order separately. We can help you make decisions about selecting these accessories, but order several weeks ahead so we have them here when you are. We can also glass your board for you, just leave it with us at the end of class and we'll put it in the queue. (prices vary)

Four Days Workshop Tuition: $2225.00

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Three-Day (skip day 1) Workshop Tuition: $2225.00

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Jul 05, 2017 - Jul 07
3-Day Board Building @Grain--NY

Jul 05, 2017 - Jul 07

3-Day Board Building @Grain--NY

Join us at Grain-NY on the East End of Long Island for a 3- or 4-day Surfboard Building workshop in our New York shop in a converted livery stable. Tuition includes instruction, the board you build (ready for glass), breakfast & lunch, materials and NY Sales tax on materials.


NOTE: Fins, leash and board bags are options personalized to individual needs. Order separately. We can help you make decisions about selecting these accessories, but order several weeks ahead so we have them here when you are. We can also glass your board for you, just leave it with us at the end of class and we'll put it in the queue. (prices vary)

Four Days Workshop Tuition: $2225.00

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Three-Day (skip day 1) Workshop Tuition: $2225.00

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Jul 13, 2017 - Jul 16

3-Day/4-Day Board Building @Grain--NY

Join us at Grain-NY on the East End of Long Island for a 3- or 4-day Surfboard Building workshop in our New York shop in a converted livery stable. Tuition includes instruction, the board you build (ready for glass), breakfast & lunch, materials and NY Sales tax on materials.


NOTE: Fins, leash and board bags are options personalized to individual needs. Order separately. We can help you make decisions about selecting these accessories, but order several weeks ahead so we have them here when you are. We can also glass your board for you, just leave it with us at the end of class and we'll put it in the queue. (prices vary)

Four Days Workshop Tuition: $2225.00

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Three-Day (skip day 1) Workshop Tuition: $2225.00

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Jul 13, 2017 - Jul 16
4 Day Workshop at Grain

Jul 13, 2017 - Jul 16

4 Day Workshop at Grain

A four-day board-building class with each student going home with their own board. The process includes building up the rails, prepping for top planks, adding internal support blocking, gluing down the deck, shaping the rails and finish sanding. We’ll also teach you a few extra techniques for building these in quick-time.

Workshop Tuition: $1750.00

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Jul 20, 2017 - Jul 23

3-Day/4-Day Board Building @Grain--NY

Join us at Grain-NY on the East End of Long Island for a 3- or 4-day Surfboard Building workshop in our New York shop in a converted livery stable. Tuition includes instruction, the board you build (ready for glass), breakfast & lunch, materials and NY Sales tax on materials.


NOTE: Fins, leash and board bags are options personalized to individual needs. Order separately. We can help you make decisions about selecting these accessories, but order several weeks ahead so we have them here when you are. We can also glass your board for you, just leave it with us at the end of class and we'll put it in the queue. (prices vary)

Four Days Workshop Tuition: $2225.00

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Three-Day (skip day 1) Workshop Tuition: $2225.00

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Jul 25, 2017 - Jul 28

3-Day/4-Day Board Building @Grain--NY

Join us at Grain-NY on the East End of Long Island for a 3- or 4-day Surfboard Building workshop in our New York shop in a converted livery stable. Tuition includes instruction, the board you build (ready for glass), breakfast & lunch, materials and NY Sales tax on materials.


NOTE: Fins, leash and board bags are options personalized to individual needs. Order separately. We can help you make decisions about selecting these accessories, but order several weeks ahead so we have them here when you are. We can also glass your board for you, just leave it with us at the end of class and we'll put it in the queue. (prices vary)

Four Days Workshop Tuition: $2225.00

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Three-Day (skip day 1) Workshop Tuition: $2225.00

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Aug 03, 2017 - Aug 06

3-Day/4-Day Board Building @Grain--NY

Join us at Grain-NY on the East End of Long Island for a 3- or 4-day Surfboard Building workshop in our New York shop in a converted livery stable. Tuition includes instruction, the board you build (ready for glass), breakfast & lunch, materials and NY Sales tax on materials.


NOTE: Fins, leash and board bags are options personalized to individual needs. Order separately. We can help you make decisions about selecting these accessories, but order several weeks ahead so we have them here when you are. We can also glass your board for you, just leave it with us at the end of class and we'll put it in the queue. (prices vary)

Four Days Workshop Tuition: $2225.00

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Three-Day (skip day 1) Workshop Tuition: $2225.00

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Aug 10, 2017 - Aug 13

3-Day/4-Day Board Building @Grain--NY

Join us at Grain-NY on the East End of Long Island for a 3- or 4-day Surfboard Building workshop in our New York shop in a converted livery stable. Tuition includes instruction, the board you build (ready for glass), breakfast & lunch, materials and NY Sales tax on materials.


NOTE: Fins, leash and board bags are options personalized to individual needs. Order separately. We can help you make decisions about selecting these accessories, but order several weeks ahead so we have them here when you are. We can also glass your board for you, just leave it with us at the end of class and we'll put it in the queue. (prices vary)

Four Days Workshop Tuition: $2225.00

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Three-Day (skip day 1) Workshop Tuition: $2225.00

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Aug 15, 2017 - Aug 18

3-Day/4-Day Board Building @Grain--NY

Join us at Grain-NY on the East End of Long Island for a 3- or 4-day Surfboard Building workshop in our New York shop in a converted livery stable. Tuition includes instruction, the board you build (ready for glass), breakfast & lunch, materials and NY Sales tax on materials.


NOTE: Fins, leash and board bags are options personalized to individual needs. Order separately. We can help you make decisions about selecting these accessories, but order several weeks ahead so we have them here when you are. We can also glass your board for you, just leave it with us at the end of class and we'll put it in the queue. (prices vary)

Four Days Workshop Tuition: $2225.00

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Three-Day (skip day 1) Workshop Tuition: $2225.00

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Aug 17, 2017 - Aug 20
4 Day Workshop at Grain

Aug 17, 2017 - Aug 20

4 Day Workshop at Grain

A four-day board-building class with each student going home with their own board. The process includes building up the rails, prepping for top planks, adding internal support blocking, gluing down the deck, shaping the rails and finish sanding. We’ll also teach you a few extra techniques for building these in quick-time.

Workshop Tuition: $1750.00

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Aug 24, 2017 - Aug 27

3-Day/4-Day Board Building @Grain--NY

Join us at Grain-NY on the East End of Long Island for a 3- or 4-day Surfboard Building workshop in our New York shop in a converted livery stable. Tuition includes instruction, the board you build (ready for glass), breakfast & lunch, materials and NY Sales tax on materials.


NOTE: Fins, leash and board bags are options personalized to individual needs. Order separately. We can help you make decisions about selecting these accessories, but order several weeks ahead so we have them here when you are. We can also glass your board for you, just leave it with us at the end of class and we'll put it in the queue. (prices vary)

Four Days Workshop Tuition: $2225.00

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Three-Day (skip day 1) Workshop Tuition: $2225.00

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Aug 29, 2017 - Sep 01

3-Day/4-Day Board Building @Grain--NY

Join us at Grain-NY on the East End of Long Island for a 3- or 4-day Surfboard Building workshop in our New York shop in a converted livery stable. Tuition includes instruction, the board you build (ready for glass), breakfast & lunch, materials and NY Sales tax on materials.


NOTE: Fins, leash and board bags are options personalized to individual needs. Order separately. We can help you make decisions about selecting these accessories, but order several weeks ahead so we have them here when you are. We can also glass your board for you, just leave it with us at the end of class and we'll put it in the queue. (prices vary)

Four Days Workshop Tuition: $2225.00

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Three-Day (skip day 1) Workshop Tuition: $2225.00

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Sep 07, 2017 - Sep 10

3-Day/4-Day Board Building @Grain--NY

Join us at Grain-NY on the East End of Long Island for a 3- or 4-day Surfboard Building workshop in our New York shop in a converted livery stable. Tuition includes instruction, the board you build (ready for glass), breakfast & lunch, materials and NY Sales tax on materials.


NOTE: Fins, leash and board bags are options personalized to individual needs. Order separately. We can help you make decisions about selecting these accessories, but order several weeks ahead so we have them here when you are. We can also glass your board for you, just leave it with us at the end of class and we'll put it in the queue. (prices vary)

Four Days Workshop Tuition: $2225.00

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Three-Day (skip day 1) Workshop Tuition: $2225.00

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Sep 07, 2017 - Sep 10
4 Day Workshop at Grain

Sep 07, 2017 - Sep 10

4 Day Workshop at Grain

A four-day board-building class with each student going home with their own board. The process includes building up the rails, prepping for top planks, adding internal support blocking, gluing down the deck, shaping the rails and finish sanding. We’ll also teach you a few extra techniques for building these in quick-time.

Workshop Tuition: $1750.00

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Sep 14, 2017 - Sep 17

3-Day/4-Day Board Building @Grain--NY

Join us at Grain-NY on the East End of Long Island for a 3- or 4-day Surfboard Building workshop in our New York shop in a converted livery stable. Tuition includes instruction, the board you build (ready for glass), breakfast & lunch, materials and NY Sales tax on materials.


NOTE: Fins, leash and board bags are options personalized to individual needs. Order separately. We can help you make decisions about selecting these accessories, but order several weeks ahead so we have them here when you are. We can also glass your board for you, just leave it with us at the end of class and we'll put it in the queue. (prices vary)

Four Days Workshop Tuition: $2225.00

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Three-Day (skip day 1) Workshop Tuition: $2225.00

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Oct 06, 2017 - Oct 09

3-Day/4-Day Board Building @Grain--NY

Join us at Grain-NY on the East End of Long Island for a 3- or 4-day Surfboard Building workshop in our New York shop in a converted livery stable. Tuition includes instruction, the board you build (ready for glass), breakfast & lunch, materials and NY Sales tax on materials.


NOTE: Fins, leash and board bags are options personalized to individual needs. Order separately. We can help you make decisions about selecting these accessories, but order several weeks ahead so we have them here when you are. We can also glass your board for you, just leave it with us at the end of class and we'll put it in the queue. (prices vary)

Four Days Workshop Tuition: $2225.00

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Three-Day (skip day 1) Workshop Tuition: $2225.00

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Oct 12, 2017 - Oct 15

3-Day/4-Day Board Building @Grain--NY

Join us at Grain-NY on the East End of Long Island for a 3- or 4-day Surfboard Building workshop in our New York shop in a converted livery stable. Tuition includes instruction, the board you build (ready for glass), breakfast & lunch, materials and NY Sales tax on materials.


NOTE: Fins, leash and board bags are options personalized to individual needs. Order separately. We can help you make decisions about selecting these accessories, but order several weeks ahead so we have them here when you are. We can also glass your board for you, just leave it with us at the end of class and we'll put it in the queue. (prices vary)

Four Days Workshop Tuition: $2225.00

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Three-Day (skip day 1) Workshop Tuition: $2225.00

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Oct 19, 2017 - Oct 22
4 Day Workshop at Grain

Oct 19, 2017 - Oct 22

4 Day Workshop at Grain

A four-day board-building class with each student going home with their own board. The process includes building up the rails, prepping for top planks, adding internal support blocking, gluing down the deck, shaping the rails and finish sanding. We’ll also teach you a few extra techniques for building these in quick-time.

Workshop Tuition: $1750.00

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Oct 26, 2017 - Oct 29

3-Day/4-Day Board Building @Grain--NY

Join us at Grain-NY on the East End of Long Island for a 3- or 4-day Surfboard Building workshop in our New York shop in a converted livery stable. Tuition includes instruction, the board you build (ready for glass), breakfast & lunch, materials and NY Sales tax on materials.


NOTE: Fins, leash and board bags are options personalized to individual needs. Order separately. We can help you make decisions about selecting these accessories, but order several weeks ahead so we have them here when you are. We can also glass your board for you, just leave it with us at the end of class and we'll put it in the queue. (prices vary)

Four Days Workshop Tuition: $2225.00

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Three-Day (skip day 1) Workshop Tuition: $2225.00

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Nov 09, 2017 - Nov 12

3-Day/4-Day Board Building @Grain--NY

Join us at Grain-NY on the East End of Long Island for a 3- or 4-day Surfboard Building workshop in our New York shop in a converted livery stable. Tuition includes instruction, the board you build (ready for glass), breakfast & lunch, materials and NY Sales tax on materials.


NOTE: Fins, leash and board bags are options personalized to individual needs. Order separately. We can help you make decisions about selecting these accessories, but order several weeks ahead so we have them here when you are. We can also glass your board for you, just leave it with us at the end of class and we'll put it in the queue. (prices vary)

Four Days Workshop Tuition: $2225.00

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Three-Day (skip day 1) Workshop Tuition: $2225.00

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Nov 09, 2017 - Nov 12
4 Day Workshop: San Francisco

Nov 09, 2017 - Nov 12

4 Day Workshop: San Francisco

Four day board building workshop: at the end you'll leave with the board of your choice, ready for glass. You can pick from the list here and note your selection in the Notes on your order (include board length and model name) or select your board later - we just need to know 30 days before class commences.

Workshop Tuition: $2000.00

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Nov 16, 2017 - Nov 19
4 Day Workshop at Grain

Nov 16, 2017 - Nov 19

4 Day Workshop at Grain

A four-day board-building class with each student going home with their own board. The process includes building up the rails, prepping for top planks, adding internal support blocking, gluing down the deck, shaping the rails and finish sanding. We’ll also teach you a few extra techniques for building these in quick-time.

Workshop Tuition: $1750.00

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Nov 24, 2017 - Nov 26
3-Day Board Building @Grain--NY

Nov 24, 2017 - Nov 26

3-Day Board Building @Grain--NY

Join us at Grain-NY on the East End of Long Island for a 3- or 4-day Surfboard Building workshop in our New York shop in a converted livery stable. Tuition includes instruction, the board you build (ready for glass), breakfast & lunch, materials and NY Sales tax on materials.


NOTE: Fins, leash and board bags are options personalized to individual needs. Order separately. We can help you make decisions about selecting these accessories, but order several weeks ahead so we have them here when you are. We can also glass your board for you, just leave it with us at the end of class and we'll put it in the queue. (prices vary)

Four Days Workshop Tuition: $2225.00

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Three-Day (skip day 1) Workshop Tuition: $2225.00

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Nov 30, 2017 - Dec 03

3-Day/4-Day Board Building @Grain--NY

Join us at Grain-NY on the East End of Long Island for a 3- or 4-day Surfboard Building workshop in our New York shop in a converted livery stable. Tuition includes instruction, the board you build (ready for glass), breakfast & lunch, materials and NY Sales tax on materials.


NOTE: Fins, leash and board bags are options personalized to individual needs. Order separately. We can help you make decisions about selecting these accessories, but order several weeks ahead so we have them here when you are. We can also glass your board for you, just leave it with us at the end of class and we'll put it in the queue. (prices vary)

Four Days Workshop Tuition: $2225.00

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Three-Day (skip day 1) Workshop Tuition: $2225.00

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We Build it

Custom build

$2150+

Custom build

Building surfboards is what we do. And since we've built more boards of this type than anyone in the world - even invented many of the techniques for their construction that are now in common use - we can say with confidence: we'll build you a beauty. 

Because this is a custom board the prices will vary, but it's easy to begin yours right now: just make a deposit to get in our queue, then we'll get in touch with you to help you decide on various details that'll make your board one of a kind.

Root Custom Board Deposit

9' Root Deposit $800.00  Add to cart

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