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Grain-New York on the
East End of Long Island

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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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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.  

 

More info on Workshops

Upcoming Workshops

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Jun 25, 2018 - Jun 28

Mid-Week 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)

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Jul 05, 2018 - Jul 08

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)

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Jul 10, 2018 - Jul 13

Mid-Week 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)

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Jul 17, 2018 - Jul 20

Mid-Week 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)

Jul 19, 2018 - Jul 22
4 Day Workshop at Grain
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Jul 19, 2018 - Jul 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.

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Jul 14, 2018 - Jul 22

Split Weekend 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)

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Jul 26, 2018 - Jul 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)

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Aug 02, 2018 - Aug 05

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)

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Aug 07, 2018 - Aug 10

Mid-Week 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)

Aug 16, 2018 - Aug 19
4 Day Workshop at Grain
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Aug 16, 2018 - Aug 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.

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Aug 14, 2018 - Aug 17

Mid-Week 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)

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Aug 11, 2018 - Aug 19

Split Weekend 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)

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Aug 23, 2018 - Aug 26

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)

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Aug 28, 2018 - Aug 31

Mid-Week 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)

Sep 06, 2018 - Sep 09
4 Day Workshop at Grain
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Sep 06, 2018 - Sep 09

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.

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Sep 13, 2018 - Sep 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)

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Sep 27, 2018 - Sep 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)

Oct 05, 2018 - Oct 08
3-Day/4-Day Fri -Mon @Grain--NY
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Oct 05, 2018 - Oct 08

3-Day/4-Day Fri -Mon @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)

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Oct 11, 2018 - Oct 14

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)

Oct 18, 2018 - Oct 21
4 Day Workshop at Grain
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Oct 18, 2018 - Oct 21

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.

Nov 08, 2018 - Nov 11
4 Day Workshop at Grain
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Nov 08, 2018 - Nov 11

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.

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.

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