DIY Soft Surfboard Workshop

  • 19 Aug 2017
  • 9:15 AM - 11:15 AM
  • MakerPlace Classroom and Metal Shop
  • 3


(depends on selected options)

Base fee:

We reserve the right to postpone or cancel any course without notice. Attendees may cancel up to 48 hours in advance without penalty. Cancellations up to 24 hours in advance incur no penalty if the minimum number of attendees is maintained. Otherwise, and always in the case of no-shows (except in the cases of medical emergency and family bereavement) a 100% penalty of the tuition (not including materials fees, if any) is levied.
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With hot summer weather already here, come design and shape your own custom soft surfboard at MakerPlace Surfboard Workshop because making and surfing are fun!

This workshop uses soft PE foam blanks called Moda Core that incorporates snowboard technology to flex for variable rocker. PE means easy, non-messy shaping with manual and power tools. Internally, a composite wood core precisely controls flex. Variable rocker means flat geometry for easy speed but rocker when you turn, without plowing, and it works:
The resulting board is a soft but very durable, fun, high-performance surfboard that won't ding, ding you, or ding your wallet.

No fiberglass! Your custom shaped Moda Core will be thermally laminated with deck/rail skins and a bottom slick by Custom X in Oceanside, the world's leading bodyboard manufacturer.
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Only $85 Tuition and $215 materials brings you a three part workshop ...
DIY Moda Surfboard Workshop is split into 2 sessions: Aug 19th , 9:15am-11:15am. The second session you will arrange a time and date personally with instructor.
Session 1:       
1.  Design your own soft board using your custom design or any of several templates provided by the instructor.
2.  Get the time & space to shape your Moda Core blank using MakerPlace's tools and consumables.

Your shaped blank will be taken to Custom X in Oceanside for professional thermal lamination of deck/rail skins and a bottom slick. This step takes about two weeks.
Session 2:
3. Pick up your board 2 weeks later; Install fins box with guidance from instructor.          
Design guidance including optional templates and shaping tips from Brenton Woo, Moda Core inventor.
1 Moda Core PE soft board blank (60"L x 24"W x 2"H)
2 FCS fin boxes (+$15 for additional pair)
1 leash plug
Thermal lamination services by Custom X (allow up to 2 weeks)
Use of MakerPlace's surfboard shaping area, tools and consumables.
Space for this workshop is limited, so sign up today and surf your summer away!

Please arrive 10 minutes early to complete any necessary paperwork. Our shop can be a little tricky to find so we suggest giving yourself extra time for traffic and parking. 

**Please wear closed-toe shoes. No sandals**

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