1-on-1

This course is conducted 1-on-1 and is for the individual who wants to learn how to laminate a surfboard with polyester resins. The course modules are designed for people with no previous laminating experience and will provide detailed instruction of glassing principles and processes covering everything from the laminating bay itself to tool choice and use, the benefits of different materials and cloth, plug installation, sanding and various techniques and tricks of the trade. The duration of each class runs between 6 - 8 hours (dependant on how many extras you want on your surfboard). 

 

*Please note – Each participant must provide their own shaped blank! A Pre-shaped blank can be purchased from The Surfboard Studio but must be organised two weeks prior to the booking date.

 

Glassing a surfboard during the 1 on 1 glassing course
Glassing a surfboard with a red pigment at The Surfboard Studio Glassing Course

 


 

COURSE INFORMATION

The course commences with a brief talk about the surroundings in a glassing room, talk about flammable liquids that you will be handling and first aid if something goes wrong and the dangers of mixing different liquids.

 

MODULES

1. THE GLASSING BAY
  • Mixing ratios for resin and tints and pigments. 
  • Fibreglass weights and what you need on different boards.
  • Tool description for use in laminating surfboards.

 

2. PREPARATION BEFORE GLASSING
  • Learn to mark out and prep blank for glassing
  • Mark pin lines ready for pigments and cut laps
  • Layout glass and learn the cutting process.

 

3. LAMINATING STAGE
  • Laminating the bottom
  • Cutting of the laps
  • Grinding of the laps
  • Laminating the deck
  • Grinding of the laps
  • Putting hard edges on tail

 

4. FILLER STAGE
  • Putting on the filler coats top and bottom

 

5. SANDING STAGE

Understanding the process of what to sand and what not to sand.

  • Safety of electric sanders.
  • Different grades of sanding pads.
  • Sanding techniques for bottom and deck contours.
  • Hand sanding the rails.
  • Fine Tuning your board.

 

6. FINISHING STAGE
  • Pro-finish board to hide all scratches and imperfections.
  • Wet and dry Surfboard.
  • QC board for completion.

 


 

COURSE PRICE

 

$995.00
per person

*Please note – Each participant must provide their own shaped blank! A Pre-shaped blank can be purchased from The Surfboard Studio but must be organised two weeks prior to the booking date.

 


 

BOOKING REQUEST

Please complete the booking request form below. Select the preferred date and we will get back to you within 24 hours to discuss your booking. Once a booking is accepted we require full payment.

Booking confirmation is subject to teacher availability.

 

PRESTON

 


 

INSTRUCTOR PROFILES

In the course you are supervised through each stage of construction by an expert while you build a surfboard from start to finish and you come out with your own board, finished and ready to surf.

 

Zak Koniaras (Zak Surfboards)
Alan 'Rousa' Rowsell (Rousa Surfboards)
Michael Anthony (Mad)
Isaak Jagoe (IJ Shapes)

 

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ACCOMODATION OPTIONS

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.

 


 

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.

 

Please note our Course T&C's here