If you don't need the guidance and support that comes with a full surfboard kit, we've developed a complete set of plans printed on plotter paper that will get you well on your way to a great board.
On our paper plans we've printed full-scale keel and frames, nose and tail templates, board outline, and a few construction detail notes. These frames and keel are the inside shape of the board, accounting for a 1/4" plank thickness to be added back to the board and include notches, lightening holes, finbox locations and more. We also include a 46-page guide that covers the high points of the building process including dimensions to mill your planks and rails and an outline of the construction method. Buy your own spray adhesive, jigsaw and plywood, and get creative with re-purposed or reclaimed wood - let your creativity guide you. If this is for you, just head to our Boards section, select Paper Plans from the drop down menu of the board you're interested in, and we'll ship the plans right out.
SOMETHING YOU NEED TO KNOW: We designed these plans for a limited number of builders, they are NOT for everyone. We intend them to help those who:
· Have experience building boards of this construction (for example have taken a class or built a kit)
· Have some unique construction ideas and just need a frameset of a proven shape to get started
· Just like to figure things out on their own
Please consider carefully whether you can manage to build your own with no guidance other than your own experience, ingenuity, our 46-page guide and the advice of friends.
For those who haven’t built a board like this before, we recommend starting with a complete Homegrown Kit or by joining us for a workshop. Above all, we want you to be successful in building your own board, so if you buy plans and then decide it’s over your head, we'll credit $50 toward the purchase price of a full Homegrown Kit. Just call us and we’ll take care of it.