Surfboard planks: ready to be shaped in new forms | Photo: Radich Stuart Surf Blanks

The Maritime & Technology Faculty of Southampton Solent University will teach students how to design and shape a surfboard. The new and original course develops skills in both composite technologies and graphic design.


The course offers an incredible opportunity to build and design your own customised surfboard and gain transferable skills whilst creating your board that can be enjoyed for years to come.

This part time evening programme offers excellent learning and development from an experienced team of Composite and Marine experts. The transferable skills from this course can be applied to a variety of industry sectors – Marine, Engineering, Automotive, Aerospace, Construction, and Product Design.

Students will hand craft a surfboard using resins and composite materials and incorporate their own design features, giving their boards a unique personal quality. The facility to brand boards with company logos is also available.

The cost for this course is £595, including the board, materials, course notes, tuition and refreshments. The next course dates are in May and June.

A pilot group have recently completed the programme - they were all delighted with their personally crafted boards and rewarded with additional skills to compliment their current portfolio. They are off to The Gower to test their new boards on the waves of The Peninsula.

"This was an excellent opportunity. It was a really interesting course and everyone enjoyed learning new skills", students reported.

Learn how to shape a surfboard.