Surfboard Workshops

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About

Over five days, you’ll build the surfboard of your choosing alongside a maximum of two other people, with us guiding you through each step of the process. We’ll have already prepped the raw materials for you before you start (the boring, dusty bits) so your job is to construct your surfboard and shape it. We then take it to our trusted laminator who finishes it ready to be splashed in the sea. To round things off, we can either work out delivery for your board or you can come and collect it and join us for a surf.

Itinerary

  • Day One

    Cut out the frame and glue to the bottom skin.

  • Day Two

    Building the rails.

  • Day Three

    Finishing the board ready for the top.

  • Day Four

    Rough shaping.

  • Day Five

    Finishing.

Wood Types

Cedar with triple dark stringer

Cedar with double pale stringer

Cedar with single pale stringer sandwiched by dark stringers

Cedar with double pale stringer sandwiched by dark stringers

Poplar with single dark stringer

Video showing a make your own wooden surfboard experience course at otter surfboards with interviews and surfing footage from Cornwall
participant on a build your own wooden surfboard course planing the rails
female participant on an Otter build your own wooden surfboard course gluing rail strips in place
James Otter and happy customer with completedd wooden surfboard after a make your own wooden surfboard experience
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