Teaching, Surfing and Making Friends - 2012 Class Schedule Live

Teaching, Surfing and Making Friends - 2012 Class Schedule Live

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There's something special that happens around the shop on that first Sunday of a class. The crew here may have hustled pretty hard to get ready - often right up till Saturday night - prepping material, sweeping up, cleaning the bathroom... But when that Sunday morning comes, and those fresh faces arrive with the early morning sun, this place comes alive with a new kind of energy and enthusiasm. Holly Holloween at Grain Surfboards
Holly in full safety-gear costume
It's hard to explain why it's so important to us, but I might equate it to having kids, and then those kids have kids. It feels like creating a family of offspring; of people, of surfboards... and who knows what else. But each time we open our doors, our community widens, friendships are created and maybe - in some unpredictable way - the path we're on is affected. Case in point: Last year, Joe and Holly came to visit us for a two week Fantasy Camp where they built and glassed a couple of boards. We have to assume they got as much out of it as we did, cause they're back right now, building a couple more beauts. Holly's is a sexy 6'10" Pandan and Joe's a broad and fast 6'4" Wherry. It might be hard to put a finger on what exactly happened last year that inspired them to save their pennies for a return trip this year, but I know for us, it feels like a home-coming when they return. Joe at Grain Surfboards Workshop
Joe gets down to the final details
All this is just a long way of saying that we're happy to have just released the 2012 class schedule, and it's packed full of opportunities to learn to build your own board, both on the east and west coast. Have a look, check out your schedule and let us know what works for you. We look forward to another great year of building boards and making friends.