Since we started building surfboards, what we've enjoyed most is the pure joy that people get when they get to see their board or surf it for the first time. In the last few years, there’s been a real shift taking place. Wood boards are seeing a resurgence, but more importantly, people are taking back the thrill of making their own boards just as the forefathers of modern-day surfing did right up through the nineteen-fifties
There are an increasing number of resources offering ways to build surfboards in the garage as god intended. When we first developed our HomeGrown Kits even more exciting than the idea of more people surfing wood, was the notion that we could help people get the same satisfaction that we get every time we build a board. There’re rewards that you take away from the experience that far exceed any dollars-and-cents considerations.
We get a lot of emails from builders about how much they've enjoyed building their kit and how much they learned from the process. But we’ve also found that for certain people, HomeGrown Kits can seem a little too challenging or time consuming.
We thought about doing something for those who want to feel the pride and satisfaction of surfing a board they made themselves, but don’t yet believe they’re ready to start from scratch. So that’s why we decided to offer wood surfboard blanks in selected sizes. We build the board – you get the satisfaction of trimming, shaping, sanding and glassing it - all you need is a shaping stand and a few tools. You don’t need to be a shaper because the shape is already built into the blank – you just refine it with helpful templates that we include to guide you.
We’re hoping this will be just the thing - You get a board professionally built in our shop, and still get the satisfaction of dialing in the rails and bringing the board to life.
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