4-Day Board Blitz Class
This rapid-fire workshop helps you build your own board in just four days. Perfect for anyone who can’t afford to take a full week off, the 4-day blitz runs from Thursday to Sunday. Just tell the boss you need a long weekend!
Each student arriving on day one will start with a board that has the frames and one railstrip installed. Students then pair up in teams of two to build the rails of one board in the morning and the other that afternoon. Each student spends the remaining 3 days completing, shaping and sanding their own board. By the end of the day four, you’ll have your own board, ready to glass.
As with our other classes, materials include fiberglass, hardware and resin so that the board can be glassed at home, or left with us to be glassed and shipped later.
Days: Four days, Thursday a.m. through Sunday p.m.
–We can glass your board for you (prices vary)
–Wave Tribe board bag, fins, or other accessories (order a MINIMUM of two weeks before you arrive.)
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What You Get:
Students will have their choice of building any board we offer as HomeGrown SurfbOARD KIT. Each student takes home his/her own board ready for glassing and finishing on their own. Materials used in the board and those to be taken home with the student are the same as used in Grain Home Grown kits – sustainably grown cedar, zero volatile organic compound epoxy, etc. The cost of all materials, supplies and selected pages of detailed instruction on glassing and finishing ($520- $820 value) are included in the course. The glassing supplies to be shipped to your home are also included as is use of all of the tools needed and access to the shop, showers, wireless internet, and lounge. We also throw in a practically-gourmet breakfast and lunch each day. Students are responsible for their own dinner costs as well as accommodations, although we’re happy to recommend some nice places around the area.
What You Learn:
Two Grain board builders will be available to guide students through the easy step-by-step process to ensure that each board that leaves the shop will be a beautiful one-of-a-kind surfboard that will last a lifetime. We will learn basic surfboard design concepts, the simple application of steam to manipulate wood into shapes, adhesive applications, elements of edge tool work, glassing and effective use of epoxy. Glassing demonstrations will be held in the evenings to help students with the techniques they will use if glassing at home.
Previous classes have filled in just a few days, so please call or email to reserve your shaping stand soon.
NOTE: Full payment is required to reserve a spot. Tuition is semi-non-refundable.