Come and join us this winter to get in touch with your creative side and shape your own timber surfboard. What better place to do it than on the doorstep of one of New Zealand’s most consistent and beautiful surfing beaches here in Gisborne? You could even make a long weekend of it and spend a day or two notching up your wave count.

The workshops run over two days, and we provide you with everything you need, even a bit of lunch, to get up close and personal with your new board.

How it works:

Choose a board from our range, or work with us to create your own custom shape.  We’ll prepare the blank for you using our timber wrap technique*. Everything will be ready for you to come and complete the shaping over the weekend of your choice.

The way these boards are constructed, the finished rocker, concaves and deck roll are already present on the blank - so over the two days, you get to shape in the rails and perfect that final shape. We’ll provide you with all the tools and guidance required. 

You then leave the board with us,  we take care of the glassing and get it ready to hit the water.  You can then either collect it from us a few weeks later, or we can arrange to get it shipped to you.

So if this sounds like a great way to spend a winter weekend, drop us a note using the form and let us know which date and board you are interested in.  We’ll shoot you an email back to answer any queries you may have, or simply book you in.

Winter Weekend Workshop pricing

Up to 8' - $1800

Over 8' - $2000

Custom design +$250

(please note - we are currently updating the website with the board models available)

*Timber Wrap Technology EPS foam core wrapped in NZ grown Paulownia completed with laminated Paulownia rails. We’ve been riding this construction for a good while now and the result is a fast, responsive and durable surfboard.

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Please select which board you are interested in making.
Please select the course month you are interested in.