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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

Root Test Pilot $820.00  Add to cart

Workshops

$1750+

Workshops

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 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

Jul 30, 2016 - Aug 02
4 Day Workshop: San Francisco, CA

Jul 30, 2016 - Aug 02

4 Day Workshop: San Francisco, CA

A four-day version of our full board-building class for those with limited time. The pace is fast, and we have the starting steps completed before you get here to make sure there’s time to finish. We’ll also teach you a few extra techniques for building these in quick-time.

Workshop Tuition: $2000.00

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Jul 28, 2016 - Jul 31

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: $2675.00

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Three-Day (skip day 1) Workshop Tuition: $2675.00

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Aug 04, 2016 - Aug 07

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: $2675.00

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Three-Day (skip day 1) Workshop Tuition: $2675.00

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Aug 11, 2016 - Aug 14

4 Day Workshop at ADX- Portland, Oregon

A four-day version of our full board-building class for those with limited time. The pace is fast, and we have the starting steps completed before you get here to make sure there’s time to finish. We’ll also teach you a few extra techniques for building these in quick-time.

Workshop Tuition: $2000.00

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Aug 11, 2016 - Aug 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)

Four Days Workshop Tuition: $2675.00

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Three-Day (skip day 1) Workshop Tuition: $2675.00

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Aug 18, 2016 - Aug 21
4 Day Workshop at Grain

Aug 18, 2016 - Aug 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.

Workshop Tuition: $1750.00

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Aug 18, 2016 - Aug 21

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: $2675.00

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Three-Day (skip day 1) Workshop Tuition: $2675.00

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Aug 25, 2016 - Aug 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: $2675.00

Add to Cart

Three-Day (skip day 1) Workshop Tuition: $2675.00

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Sep 08, 2016 - Sep 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: $2675.00

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Three-Day (skip day 1) Workshop Tuition: $2675.00

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Sep 15, 2016 - Sep 18
4 Day Workshop at Grain

Sep 15, 2016 - Sep 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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Sep 15, 2016 - Sep 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: $2675.00

Add to Cart

Three-Day (skip day 1) Workshop Tuition: $2675.00

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Sep 29, 2016 - Oct 02

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: $2675.00

Add to Cart

Three-Day (skip day 1) Workshop Tuition: $2675.00

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Oct 07, 2016 - Oct 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: $2675.00

Add to Cart

Three-Day (skip day 1) Workshop Tuition: $2675.00

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Oct 20, 2016 - Oct 23
4 Day Workshop at Grain

Oct 20, 2016 - Oct 23

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

Add to CartMore InfoDirections

Oct 20, 2016 - Oct 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: $2675.00

Add to Cart

Three-Day (skip day 1) Workshop Tuition: $2675.00

Add to CartMore InfoDirections

Nov 03, 2016 - Nov 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: $2675.00

Add to Cart

Three-Day (skip day 1) Workshop Tuition: $2675.00

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Nov 11, 2016 - Nov 14

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

*10% Discount for Vets* 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: $2675.00

Add to Cart

Three-Day (skip day 1) Workshop Tuition: $2675.00

Add to CartMore InfoDirections
Nov 17, 2016 - Nov 20
4 Day Workshop at Grain

Nov 17, 2016 - Nov 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

Add to CartMore InfoDirections

Dec 01, 2016 - Dec 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: $2675.00

Add to Cart

Three-Day (skip day 1) Workshop Tuition: $2675.00

Add to CartMore InfoDirections

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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