This past February, Grain Surfboards flew to California, pulled together all the necessary tools and materials, and led a four-day surfboard building class within the historic walls of the Surfing Heritage & Culture Center in San Clemente, CA.
The Grain Surfboard retuns to the Surfing Heritage & Culture Center to stage another how-to-make surfboards July 31 through Aug. 3.
Like the first time, this four-day class includes the full course of instruction, use of tools, all the supplies and materials and two meals a day. Each student walks away with their own board ready-to-glass. Grain even throws in all of the glassing supplies and instructions plus a free membership to the Surfing Heritage & Culture Center.
An addition to this summer's class is that Grain plans to combine this trip with a two-week demo tour around Southern California. Those who have wanted to get on Grain boards but have not had the chance, will now have an opportunity.
During the first class in February, Jen Smith, former surfer for Roxy, attended and built a Paipo. "Building a wooden surfboard in the museum next to all the original chambered boards and other relics was a pretty special experience," Smith says. "The guys were super helpful and really know their stuff. My board came out looking so beautiful and I can't wait to glass it and get it in the water."
Registration for the class is limited to six students - spots fill up quickly.
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