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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You Build it

kits & plans


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.

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Root Paper Plans

$99.00  Add to cart

The Root Kit

Root Test Pilot $820.00  Add to cart




Work in a hands-on four day, seven day, 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 in York, ME and New York, NY for our East Coast friends, and in Cardiff, CA, San Francisco, CA, and Portland, OR for the West Coasters.


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Upcoming Workshops

Mar 19, 2015 - Mar 22

4 Day Workshop at Chesapeake Light Craft, Annapolis, MD

4 day board building workshop at Chesapeake Light Craft, the granddaddies of DIY watercraft - Annapolis MD

Workshop Tuition: $1775.00

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Mar 28, 2015 - Mar 31

4-Day Workshop at the Fountain of Youth- St Augustine, FL

4 Day workshop at the Fountain of Youth, Hosted by the St. Augustine Maritime Heritage Foundation, St Augustine, FL

Workshop Tuition: $1775.00

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Apr 09, 2015 - Apr 12

4 Day Workshop at Lighthouse Beer & Wine, Wrightsville Beach, NC

Workshop Tuition: $1775.00

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Apr 23, 2015 - Apr 26

4 Day Workshop at Real Water Sports, Waves, NC

Build a Grain Surfboard at Real Water Sports workshop in Waves NC on the famed Outer Banks. Four days and you walk away for a board ready-to-glass. This class is discounted because meals are not included.

Workshop Tuition: $1700.00

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Apr 30, 2015 - May 03

4 Day Workshop: DFH Brewery - Milton, DE

4 day board building class at the Dogfish Head Craft Brewery in Milton, Delaware

Workshop Tuition: $1775.00

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May 09, 2015 - May 12

4 Day Workshop: Tuckerton Seaport, NJ

4 day board building class at the Tuckerton Seaport & Baymen's Museum, Tuckerton, NJ

Workshop Tuition: $1775.00

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We Build it

Custom build


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

The Root 360° Room

Customize your look

Board aesthetics are endless. Here's a few examples to apply. We work with you to pick the right selection when you purchase a board or kit.

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