We love our surfboard making workshop weeks so much, we wanted to find a way to offer them to those for whom paddleboarding is their main passion. Whilst we custom make our exploration paddleboards to order due to their size and complexity, you can get hands-on and make yourself one of our cruiser paddleboard models on a five-day course.
Over the week, you’ll build the paddleboard of your choosing alongside a maximum of two other people, with us guiding you through each step of the process. No previous experience or aptitude for making is necessary; we break everything down into bite-size chunks and support you at all times.
If you find yourself unsure of any of the options below, we are more than happy to organise a phone or zoom call to help guide your choice to get the board that is best for you. Just email us and we’ll line something up!
Or, you can always just book the date you’d like, and we’ll be in touch to figure out the rest.
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Customise Your Experience
Here, you can select all, some or none of your choices for what you’d like to come and make with us. If you’re unsure of any of the options, feel free to fire us an email or give us a call.
Day One – Cut out the frame and glue to the bottom skin.
Day Two – Build up the rail strips as far as we can.
Day Three – Big Wednesday. Finishing the rails, fitting nose, tail and fin blocks, prepping the board for the deck and getting the deck skin glued down.
Day Four – Lose yourself with the shaping tools and rough out your surfboard’s shape.
Day Five – Finishing the shaping, sanding and signing off your surfboard. High fives and hugs all round.
Where to Stay
Before Your Workshop
Before your workshop, we will prepare all the elements ready to begin constructing your paddleboard. We take the raw material (rough sawn wood from the sawmill) and process it into the deck and bottom skin, the rails strips and nose and tail blocks and we laser cut the internal frame of your paddleboard from poplar plywood.
It works out to abut three days work per paddleboard for us to be completely ready for you.
We’ll have this all laid out on your own workbench on the monday morning and we’ll talk you through how we piece them together before getting started.
After Your Workshop
Over the five days you’re with us, we’ll do all of the woodwork making of your board, so we’ll end up with a completely shaped wooden paddleboard that is ready for finishing.
The week after your workshop, we take it a short distance up the road to the best paddleboard laminator in the UK, who finishes your board ready to be splashed in the sea, river or lake.
Once we’ve spoken with him, we’ll be able to give you an estimate for when your board will be ready, but this is typically about 8 weeks after your course.
Once we have your paddleboard back in the workshop, we can either work out delivery for your board or you can come and collect it.