Historic Long Island Workshop

New surfboard building classes in Historic Amagansett NY on the East End of Long Island..

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Surfboard Building Classes In Amagansett, New York

Brad Anderson

by BRAD

The full Grain board-building experience, but close to home for Long Islanders, those in coastal Connecticut, North Jersey, or NYC and hosted by our friends at the Amagansett Historical Association.

More info on Grain Workshops More Grain--NY Workshops

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And truth is, we love a good barn. New Englanders have this habit of examining the roofs of barns ("once the roof's holed, she's done") and silently granting approval to the landowner who repairs his barn roof before his house's. So respect to our hosts for saving these great old buildings and thanks to them for letting us hold two sweet summer workshops (and a handplane day).

We've been busting up and down both coasts for a few years now, carrying entire woodshops in trailers so we can bring the experience of building wood surfboards to as many surfers as possible. Truth? It's alotta work, loads of logistics, planning, travel costs, set-ups and break-downs - including vehicle breakdowns and other unforeseen delights. But we've met a ton of great people and with them have built over a thousand surfboards. So it's worth it. But we've been thinking: maybe we make it harder than it needs to be...

Because all along, we've been designing new classes so that they can be transportable; each relies on a whole shops-worth of shaping stands, hand-tools, and rocker tables. So we've been building and shipping and schlepping - but finally we've built a set that we're going to leave in just one spot. More about that later... but as a teaser, we're holding some board-building workshops in a very special venue: a barn at a historic site in the sweet village of Amagansett New York.

Check the schedule on this page - there are links to reserve a spot, get more info, or get directions.

"Epic" = Worthy of Historical Preservation


Amagansett's a great little town out on the famed East End of Long Island - feels like country, but close to the action... It's not only driving distance from NYC, it's also just down the road from Montauk's sweet breaks.

We've borrowed one of the Amagansett Historical Association's barns - actually a carriage house in which they keep a cluster of cool old horse-n-buggy rigs - that, along with a cluster of equally historic buildings, is on a bit of land close enough to the quaint little downtown that it was destined to become a big parking lot with a grocery at the back of it. Up steps some concerned citizens who found a way to save it, convinced everyone else, formed a historical association while they were at it, all so that they could become our hosts fifty years later.


Surfboard Building Classes In Amagansett, New York

Brad Anderson

by BRAD

The full Grain board-building experience, but close to home for Long Islanders, those in coastal Connecticut, North Jersey, or NYC and hosted by our friends at the Amagansett Historical Association.

More info on Grain Workshops More Grain--NY Workshops

AMG_carriage_perspSM.jpg

And truth is, we love a good barn. New Englanders have this habit of examining the roofs of barns ("once the roof's holed, she's done") and silently granting approval to the landowner who repairs his barn roof before his house's. So respect to our hosts for saving these great old buildings and thanks to them for letting us hold two sweet summer workshops (and a handplane day).

We've been busting up and down both coasts for a few years now, carrying entire woodshops in trailers so we can bring the experience of building wood surfboards to as many surfers as possible. Truth? It's alotta work, loads of logistics, planning, travel costs, set-ups and break-downs - including vehicle breakdowns and other unforeseen delights. But we've met a ton of great people and with them have built over a thousand surfboards. So it's worth it. But we've been thinking: maybe we make it harder than it needs to be...

Because all along, we've been designing new classes so that they can be transportable; each relies on a whole shops-worth of shaping stands, hand-tools, and rocker tables. So we've been building and shipping and schlepping - but finally we've built a set that we're going to leave in just one spot. More about that later... but as a teaser, we're holding some board-building workshops in a very special venue: a barn at a historic site in the sweet village of Amagansett New York.

Check the schedule on this page - there are links to reserve a spot, get more info, or get directions.

"Epic" = Worthy of Historical Preservation


Amagansett's a great little town out on the famed East End of Long Island - feels like country, but close to the action... It's not only driving distance from NYC, it's also just down the road from Montauk's sweet breaks.

We've borrowed one of the Amagansett Historical Association's barns - actually a carriage house in which they keep a cluster of cool old horse-n-buggy rigs - that, along with a cluster of equally historic buildings, is on a bit of land close enough to the quaint little downtown that it was destined to become a big parking lot with a grocery at the back of it. Up steps some concerned citizens who found a way to save it, convinced everyone else, formed a historical association while they were at it, all so that they could become our hosts fifty years later.