Amagansett NY Surfboard Building Class

Spend a little time building your own surfboard in a historic barn in the quaint center of Amagansett and maybe spin over to Montauk for a surf while the glue dries.

Amagansett NY Surfboard Building Class


Amagansett NY Board Building Class


The East End of Long Island is the spot all New Yorkers would surf if it wasn't just a little too far from work. Beautiful, rural feeling and quaint, the area's steeped in history. If you need a four-day break from the pace, come out and build a surfboard with us. If time's a little short, you can skip day one, we'll get the board started for you, and you can make it a three-day course instead. Just select that option when you're selecting your dates at right.

You can count on the same experience you’d get by coming here to Maine including two delicious meals a day, the full course of instruction, and each student leaves at the end with a board ready-to-glass. The tuition’s a bit more at the Grain-NY location because of the higher cost of doing business in that part of the world, but the sheer awesomeness of the location and it's convenience to everything should more than make up for it!

Two Long Island Locations

Grain--NY: Grain Surfboards New York is our home-away-from-home just beyond New England's southern limit on the East End of Long Island. The Grain-NY permanent workshop is just outside the village center, and is in a renovated Livery Stable and is equipped with everything necessary to build dream-boards. (map)

AHA: We're also setting up a pop-up workshop at the Amagansett Historical Association site right on Main Street for a few workshops this summer. They're sharing their cool carriage house with us (they'll move the carriages out first!) and it should be a great spot... read more about it here and look for the Historical Association in the class schedule. (map)

What You Get

Students will have their choice of building any shape we offer as a HomeGrown Kit. Each student takes home his/her own board home 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 VOC bio-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 are also included as is use of all of the tools needed during the class. We'll even throw in a home-cooked breakfast and lunch as part of the tuition. 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 class will be a beautiful one-of-a-kind surfboard that will last a lifetime. Together, we'll explore basic surfboard design concepts, the simple application of steam to manipulate wood into shapes, adhesive applications, elements of edge tool work and use of other traditional hand tools, glassing and effective use of epoxy. We will do our best to arrange glassing demonstrations in the evenings to help students with the techniques they will use if glassing at home. To streamline this class as much as possible, some initial prep work will be done by us before you arrive.

Classes usually fill quickly, and we hate it when people miss out, so don't hesitate to to reserve your shaping stand soon as you've decided you wanna build your own... Use the calendar listing at right, or the Workshop Options buttons on the board pages or call or email soon.

The full Grain board-building experience, but close to home for Long Islanders, those in coastal Connecticut, North Jersey, or NYC.
More Info on Grain Workshops

Four days, Thursday a.m. through Sunday p.m. OR
Three days, Friday a.m. through Sunday p.m.

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Course Schedule, All Classes
Class FAQs

Reservation: Full tuition is required to reserve a spot. Tuition is semi-non-refundable.