Surfboard Shaping

Surfboard Shaping


Design a customized surfboard as you learn basic shaping techniques including rough shaping, cutting the rails, shaping the nose and tail, and smooth finishing.

Learn the exciting craft of surfboard shaping! Under the guidance of an experienced shaper, you will go through the step-by-step process of transforming a foam blank into a surfboard you can ride! Classes include an orientation to the shaping and sanding bays, demonstrations on how to use the tools and materials safely and effectively, and instruction on key design elements that are essential for crafting a board you are stoked on.


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What's Included

  • One surfboard blank
  • Surfboard shaping safety training certification
  • All shaping tools and equipment
  • A surfboard rack space to store your surfboard for the quarter
  • Access to our shaping advice office hours

What to Bring

  • Closed-toe shoes
  • Hair tie to secure long hair
  • Wear comfortable clothing that may get dirty

There are no prerequisites for surfboard shaping classes. The cost of the blank and all materials for shaping are included in the cost of the class, however, fiberglass finishing of the blank is not included. We will refer you to a local glasser. All programs are subject to cancellation due to low enrollment. Registration is required; there is a fee associated with this class and the registration fee includes the cost of the surfboard blank. Thank you for your patience and understanding as we work to reopen the ASI Craft Center. 

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