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. 

 

Hand Shaping Surfboards - The Surfboard Studio

 

$850.00 

Plus a blank at industry price, which must be purchased on the day of the session. Booking confirmation is subject to teacher availability.

 

CNC DESIGN ONE-ON-ONE

 

This course teaches CNC CAD surfboard design using AKU or Shape3D. Once you have designed your board on CAD we will cut it on our in-house APS3000. We teach you how to clean up a pre-shape and get it ready for glassing. 

 

 

Surfboard Shaping Courses - The Surfboard Studio

 

$850.00

Plus a blank at industry price, which must be purchased on the day of the session. Booking confirmation is subject to teacher availability.

 

 

 


INSTRUCTOR PROFILES

 

View the profiles of our instructors:

Zak Koniaras (Zak Surfboards)
Simon Forward (4D Surfboards)
Michael Anthony (Mad)
Ian Chisholm (South Coast Surfboards Australia)
Daniel Melo (The Surfboard Studio)

 

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Build your Own Surfboard - The Surfboard Studio - Zak and Dan

 


CONDITIONS

Please note: For all inquiries about running one of these courses for your group please email us at info@thesurfboardstudio.com.au

* 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 info@thesurfboardstudio.com.au 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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