Building your own surfboard in the Shaper Studios

July 12, 2013 | Surfing
Shaper Studios: shape your own surfboard with the pros

The world's first public surfboard workshop is making dreams come true. Get ready. You're going to shape your first magic stick.

How good do you think you are in the art of surfboard shaping? At the Shaper Studios, in San Diego, California, everyone's invited to learn the secret of surfboard building.

Through private and group shaping lessons, novice surfers and professional surfers alike can learn this time-honored craft. A surfable stick will be born, even if you've never touched a virgin blank.

"The best part about Shaper Studios is that you get to choose how hands on you would like to be. It's our job to put your dream board under your feet", the company explains.

There are shaping lessons and glassing lessons, in three different membership programs, depending on the usage of shaping bays, classes, demos, parties, etc.

A good way to estimate the cost of the surfboard plus shaping lessons is somewhere around $100/foot. You can fully customize your surfboard, from having your own digital logo, to painting your own foam and getting fine resin color work.

If you really want to do it yourself, learn how to shape a surfboard.