Shaping Courses - The Surfboard Studio
The Surfboard Studio offers two specialty shaping courses on how to design and shape a surfboard. The courses are One-on-One and run for 8-10 hours, and are designed for people with no previous shaping experience. We provide detailed instruction of shaping principles and processes covering everything from familiarisation with the shaping bay itself, to tool choice and use, the benefits of hand shaping over CNC, plug installation, rough shaping, rail design, fine-tuning, and finish-sanding.
HAND SHAPE ONE-ON-ONE
This course teaches how to hand shape a surfboard from scratch - the old way. Starting with an electric planer, you will cut your own rocker line, hand-foil your rails and bottom curve. Choose from over 100 in-house templates with a broad selection of shapes.
Plus a blank, which must be purchased on the day of the session. Booking confirmation is subject to teacher availability.
View the profiles of our instructors:
Zak Koniaras (Zak Surfboards)
Allan Rousa (Rousa Surfboards)
Simon Forward (4D Surfboards)
Michael Anthony (Mad)
Ian Chisholm (South Coast Surfboards Australia)
Daniel Melo (The Surfboard Studio)
Please note: For all inquiries about running one of these courses for your group please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
* Due to limited spaces and high demand, all bookings are final and cannot be refunded. Changes to dates of bookings will be considered only at our discretion, and will attract a $250.00 administration fee for re-booking courses. If you wish to discuss this, you must email email@example.com with “Change of Booking” in the subject line at least 30 days before your course is due to commence.
* For those of you who want to travel in to Melbourne to do this course from further afield, we can recommend some local accommodation choices for you. One of the closest hotels with a range of different price options is Bell City, which is a five minute drive away.
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