7-Day Surfboard Board Building Class

Everything you need to know about the week-long classes in surfboard building that we hold on our farm in Maine.

7-Day Surfboard Board Building Class


7-Day Board Building Class


If you’re looking to immerse yourself in the full Grain experience, there is no substitute for coming to our shop on the farm for a full week and building your own board from step one.

Our seven day class allows you time to get to know us and the students you’ll be working alongside, and if you’re planning to build a kit at home, it’s your best opportunity learn the process completely. You’ll have more time to explore the area, get out on the water and demo some boards and just decompress from the ups and downs of life.

What You Get

Students will have their choice of building any board we offer as a HomeGrown Surfboard Kit. Each student takes home his/her own board ready for glassing and finishing on their own. Materials used in the board and those to be taken home with the student are the same as used in Grain Home Grown kits – sustainably grown cedar, zero volatile organic compound epoxy, etc. The cost of all materials, supplies and selected pages of detailed instruction on glassing and finishing ($520- $820 value) are included in the course. The glassing supplies to be shipped to your home are also included as is use of all of the tools needed and access to the shop, showers, wireless internet, and lounge. We also throw in a practically-gourmet breakfast and lunch each day. Students are responsible for their own dinner costs as well as accommodations, although we’re happy to recommend some nice places around the area.

What You learn

Two Grain board builders will be available to guide students through the easy step-by-step process to ensure that each board that leaves the shop will be a beautiful one-of-a-kind surfboard that will last a lifetime.

We'll learn basic surfboard design concepts, the simple application of steam to manipulate wood into shapes, adhesive applications, elements of edge tool work, glassing and effective use of epoxy. Glassing demonstrations will be held in the evenings to help students with the techniques they will use if glassing at home.

Previous classes have filled in just a few days, so please call or email to reserve your shaping stand soon.

Listed below are 7-day workshops held in York, Maine. See the main schedule or the schedule by length & locale and for 3-day/4-day dates on Long Island at Grain-NY, check out the Grain-NY Schedule. Grain--NY Schedule

If you don't see dates that work for you, check our full schedule. There may be traveling classes close to you. Or come to Maine - it's a beautiful place, and hanging at our shop is an experience in itself! There's also our Board Builder's Fantasy Camp: any dates you want (as long as we're free) plus you can build any board in our line. It's one-on-one; just you and a Grain board-builder for a week.

Days: Seven days, Sunday a.m. through Saturday p.m.

–We can glass your board for you (prices vary)
–Wave Tribe board bag, fins, or other accessories (order a MINIMUM of two weeks before you arrive.)

More Details: see below, or these links:
Course Schedule, All Classes
Class FAQs
Lodging Suggestions

Reservation: Full payment is required to reserve a shaping stand. Tuition is semi-non-refundable.