Surfing Heritage Foundation
Feb 6- 9th, 2013
July 31- Aug 3, 2013
During a trip to California several years ago, Mike and Brad had the opportunity to swing by the Surfing Heritage Foundation in San Clemente. It was a visit that stuck with them. The feeling of being surrounded by hundreds of surfboards from all eras of surfing’s past is inspiring to say the least.
We’ve gotten to know Barry and the staff at SHF over the years and this year got the nerve up to ask them if we could actually teach a class in their museum. Just imagine it, six people building boards with their own two hands surrounded by the complete history of surfing told through shapes; guns and toothpicks, alaias, noseriders, thrusters, kneeboards and more. Lucky for us, they said yes.
We are so pleased to offer this 4-day board building class that will take place at the Surfing Heritage Foundation in San Clemente California. You can count on the same experience you’d get by coming here to Maine including two home cooked meals a day, the full course of instruction, and each student leaves at the end with a board ready-to-glass. The tuition’s a bit more for our traveling classes to cover the cost of us getting there, but students living locally avoid the cost of traveling to Maine and cost of lodging. Each student also receives a years membership to the SHF with the tuition for the class.
Days: Four days, Wednesday a.m. through Saturday p.m.
–Wave Tribe board bag, fins, or other accessories (order a MINIMUM of two weeks before class.)
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What You Get:
Students will have their choice of building any shape we offer as a HomeGrown Kit. Each student takes home his/her own board home 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 VOC bio-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 are also included as is use of all of the tools needed during the class. 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 class 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. We will do our best to arrange glassing demonstrations in the evenings to help students with the techniques they will use if glassing at home. To streamline this class to four days, some initial prep work will be done by us before you arrive.
We know this class will fill quickly, 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.