For four days Grain Surfboards will host a hands on experience class inside the Surfing Heritage Foundation in San Clemente, California. Space is limited so make sure that one of those six spots has your name on it by registering ASAP.
|Just imagine it, six people building boards with their own two hands surrounded by the complete history of surfing told through shapes; guns and toothpicks, alaias, noseriders, thrusters, kneeboards and more. On February 6th through the 9th, Grain Surfboards will be setting up a West Coast classroom smack dab in the middle of the Surfing Heritage Foundation– one of surfing’s most treasured collections of history.
Curator and Creative Director Barry Haun: “We have not done anything like this before in the space. We’re very stoked to be able to host this here and look forward to documenting the class to share with our followers.”
Grain’s unique construction style makes it possible for every surfer to build something just as functional and beautiful as the classic boards that will surround them as they work. The class includes the full course of instruction, use of tools, all the supplies and materials and two meals a day. Each student walks away \with their own wood board ready-to-glass and a free membership to the Surfing Heritage Foundation.
” We’re doing a lot to help surfers get the chance to build their own – our new 4 day class format allows people to take just a few days off from work, and setting up a moveable shop close to where people are saves the expense of coming to all the way to Maine. We are so honored for this opportunity to work within the walls of SHF,” said Mike LaVecchia, Grain Surfboards co-owner.
The class is only open to six students – spots fill up quickly. Registration is currently open.
Grain class results in no commercial certifications, and is intended for personal enrichment only.
|ABOUT GRAIN SURFBOARDS Grain Surfboards is committed to promoting the benefits of building and surfing wooden surfboards and believes that wooden surfboards can have more impact on the surfing experience and less impact on the environment. All of the wood products used in Grain surfboards and kits are sourced from local mills and forest lands in Maine that practice sustainable harvesting. All wood waste from the production of Grain’s boards and kits is actively reduced and creatively recycled. Grain ships surfboards and complete surfboard kits worldwide and hosts week-long classes in which anyone can learn to handcraft their own wood surfboard. Grain is co-owned and managed by Mike LaVecchia and Brad Anderson.|