2-Day Paipo/ Alaia Building Class with Jon Wegener - San Fransisco

Join us for two days in San Francisco, walk away with your own finless board, ready to get wet.

2-Day Paipo/ Alaia Building Class with Jon Wegener - San Fransisco


2-Day Paipo/ Alaia Class with Jon Wegener in San Francisco


Jon Wegener, friend and famed finless guru, joins us a few times a year for two days of shaping, surfing and sipping beers as he leads a finless class. For two days under Jon's watchful eye, he'll share not only the secrets that help you create your own finless masterpiece, but also his own uniquely expressed pearls of wisdom. Jon's one of the most genuine and interesting people we know, and his work-hard/play-hard ethos always makes this workshop a special occasion.

This time, Jon'll be sharing what he knows in our old favorite, Firehouse 33 on the south side of San Fransisco. The owners of this super cool old firehouse. Jay and Piper, are not only gracious hosts and good people, but Jay also helps us teach classes, and Piper usually knocks out some killer meals for the group.

What You Get

Students will have their choice of building a paipo or alaia (both are finless boards made from solid Paulownia). Each student takes home his/her own board, shaped, sanded, coated and ready to use. The cost of all materials and supplies are included in the course as is the use of all of the tools needed. 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

Jon Wegener and one of our instructors will be available to guide students through the process to ensure that each board that leaves the shop will be a beautiful one-of-a-kind finless creation.

We'll learn basic finless design concepts, elements of edge tool work, proper sanding techniques, plus the application of stains (if desirable) and finishes.

This class usually fills in just a few weeks, so please call or email to reserve your shaping stand soon.

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: Two days, Saturday a.m. through Sunday p.m.

More Details: see below, or these links:

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