We're Thankful

We're Thankful

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2010 has been an unbelievable year for Grain. The community is building around surfing wood boards and more and more people are experiencing that feeling, that satisfaction, one gets from being actively involved in the design and building of their own surfboard. Our classes have attracted people from places as exotic as Brazil and Singapore and as close-by as Massachusetts and New Jersey. As each class comes to an end, we feel so fortunate to make new friends and we're so grateful to have had the opportunity to help them build the board of their dreams.
I can't recommend GRAIN'S boards and their board-building classes enough. Inside their shop my board took shape while outside the leaves went from green to red and yellow. I occasionally surfed and constantly devoured lobster and pie. I got to listen to Gemini's easy bluegrass while I hung out with the sharp-witted and most welcoming artisans that make up the Grain gang. Thanks and God Bless Grain. Next time I'm building a 6'4" WHERRY. Joe R.
We talk to kit builders every day from all over the world, and do what we can to help them navigate through the trickier parts of building their own board. It's the satisfaction that we get when we see photos of a finished board and a smile on a kit builders face that keeps us excited to come to the shop each day. Marco O. and his Waka: "This last weekend here in Brazil was phenomenal, amazingly awesome for my Grain surf experience... Finally the Grain 5'10" came alive ... I surfed for four hours .... MAGICAL BOARD" And we're so thankful to our custom board customers. While some may not have the time or space to build their own board, these customers and friends are 100% responsible for helping determine what new shapes we create. Some boards to look forward to for the coming months, a 12' gun, 9'6" classic noserider, and a 9' Pig. It is with their inspiration and imagination that many of our shapes have come to be. Fit in and around all that we do each day to keep this place humming, we've also had so many new opportunities. Thanks to the hard work and dedication of many close friends, we were finally able to get the Pug finished out and on the road. The Rollin' Nolan East Coast Ramble was a huge success. While some businesses would measure success purely on financial return, our measure is more about connecting with people, helping kit builders along the way, getting people on boards, and building community. We couldn't have been more pleased. We also had the unreal opportunity to partner with Dogfish Head Brewery on a unique beer called GrainToGlass. Be sure to tune into The Discovery Channels Brewmasters Sunday December 12th at 10pm est for the whole story. Just a reminder, our sale on kits end on December 1st. Get your orders in soon and save 10% on any HomeGrown Kit. We simply can't say enough about how important the people are to this place. If Grain has a personality, it is because it mirrors a small part of every customer, friend, student, partner and enthusiast we've ever had. Thank you for giving us the opportunity to do what we love. Below is a brand new short film that our good friend Jeff Taylor at Fieldwork NYC put together for us. He came to visit just a week ago and immersed himself in all things Grain. By the time he left, he had finished this film. We can't thank you enough Jeff. Fieldwork-Grain Video Video directed by Jeff Taylor and produced by FIELDWORK, an independent production team based in New York City. Jeff was a blast to work with, and their stuff speaks for itself, simply beautiful. Check out their site for more - www.fieldworknyc.com