Stand-Up Paddleboard Workshop

We enjoy our regular “make your own” workshop weeks so much that we’ve stretched some out so that we can also offer dedicated courses for the stand-up paddlers out there.

Over seven days, you’ll build the flat-water stand-up paddleboard of your choosing in a dedicated one-to-one workshop, with James guiding you through each step of the process. We’ll have all of the component parts already prepared for you (the noisy, dusty jobs) so your job is to construct your stand-up paddleboard and shape it. At the end of the course we then take your board to our trusted laminator who finishes it ready for you to find some flat water and set off on an adventure. To round things off, we can either work out delivery for your board or you can come and collect it and we’ll all go for a paddle together.

Lunch at Woodfired Canteen is included for the five mid-week days, and we’ll arrange a good lunch for the other two days. If you need somewhere local to stay then please contact us for our recommended accommodation list.

If you’d also like your own bespoke made-to-measure wooden paddle to match your new paddleboard, we can make it so that it’s ready in time for when you collect (or we ship) your paddleboard.

As well as expedition-style stand-up paddleboards, we have also in the past run workshops for and made custom stand-up paddleboards designed for flat water day-use. If this is something that you’d be more interested in then please drop us a line to discuss what we can do for you.

If you're thinking of purchasing a workshop, we are happy to break the payments down into more manageable chunks. Simply pick the 'pay via payment plan' option below.

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Stand-Up Paddleboard Workshop
wooden surfboard shaper james otter and two customers making a wooden stand-up paddleboard together.
lady fitting the rail strips of a wooden stand-up paddleboard on an otter surfboards
wooden surfboard shaper james otter and his dad andrew making a wooden stand-up paddleboard together.

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