Surfboard Shaping


Surfboard shaping can be a way to make your own surfboard before hitting the waves or a way to earn a few extra dollars at the beach. Learn how to shape a surfboard from a professional surfboard shaper in this free surfing video series.

Series Summary

Surfboard shaping is a craft that has been around for generations. Early shapers would pay their dues repairing dings and working in the shaping room for years before shaping their first surfboard. Surfboard shapers have carefully protected their trade secrets and shaping a surfboard remained as mystical as the waves they were meant to ride. Today most surfboards are mass produced by machines but a few shapers still practice the trade as it originated. Many surfers have benefited from their dedication to the sport. In this free surfing video series, a professional surfboard shaper will guide you through the steps for shaping a surfboard. Learn how to create the proper workspace, sand the deck and bottom of the board, level and complete the finishing touches before glassing the board. Whether you are interested in making a surfboard for yourself before catching some waves at the beach or carrying on the surfboard shaping tradition, this free surfing video series will

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