Surfboard Builder’s Fantasy Camp
Surfers can be loners – their ideal is a deserted break with no one out. That’s why we decided to offer a one-on-one class in board building and/or glassing. For a week or two, it’s just you at your own shaping stand with your own board builder guiding you through the process of building a board you’ll have forever. This is the only class where we will help you build any board in our line of kits and custom boards.
Fantasy Camp is also perfect if you can’t make dates in our schedule, can’t get into a full class, or want to share a really unique experience with just one other friend. So if you need some alone time, or dig the idea of being just another builder in our shop for the week, think about the Builder’s Fantasy Camp.
Any board, any time, your own builder. Pretty sweet.
Days: Seven days, you pick ‘em
Bring a friend…
—If they build their own, an additional $2,000.
—If you do one board together, an additional $1,000.
—We can do it for you (prices vary) or
—Stay another seven days and do it yourself ($800 ea)
Course Schedule (so you can avoid the other dates)
Day-to-Day Activities - Scheduling is flexible, especially if you’re staying two weeks.
What You Get:
One-On-One Attention: This is the only chance we offer you to get the personal attention of a seasoned Grain board-builder all to yourself.
Build Any Board We Make: That’s pretty huge, because our regular classes select only from our line of kits. So far, we’ve only done this sort of thing with pro surfers. When it comes to detail work, there’s no holds barred – if you can imagine it, we’ll try to help you make it happen.
Stay One Week, or Two: You can stay a week and take your board home with you, ready for glassing and finishing or take a day off then use the next six days to glass your new stick.
Get Fed, Stay Happy: For the first week, we throw in a sit-down breakfast and lunch out in the builder’s lounge each day. If you stay a second week, the schedule is too spread out and we can’t plan meals… you’re on your own. For your entire stay, you’ll take care of your own dinner costs as well as accommodations, although we’re happy to recommend some nice places around the area.
Get All You Need: We’re also gonna give you a Wave Tribe board bag and fins for your board so that you can get right in the water once the glass is dry. Materials used in the board and those to be taken home with you are the same as the ones 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.
What You Learn:
A Grain board builder will guide you through the step-by-step process to ensure that yours will be a beautiful one-of-a-kind surfboard that will last a lifetime. You’ll 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.
NOTE: Full payment is required to reserve a spot. Tuition is semi-non-refundable.