Build your own wooden dream surfboard
Do you remember? The feeling after your first real wave. Surfing really gives you a kick. Imagine surfing your next wave on a wooden board you made yourself....
A workshop will be organized for the fifth time in Belgium to learn how to shape your own wooden surfboard. You choose which type of surfboard you want to make and in 4 to 5 days you build your own board step by step. You will learn all sorts of woodworking techniques and skills and everything you need to know to build any surfboard at home.
The next workshop will take place from 25 until 30 June 2020 from 9:00 until 17:00 in hostel De Zeekameel in Westende at the Belgian coast. Registration as from January 2020.
Surfboard models & prices:
The price for the workshop depends on type & length of the surfboard you want to make.
You can choose from the following surfboard models::
5’10” SPOILER shortboard: € 775,-
6’2” SHOVEL retro fish board: € 800,-
6’4” ROTOR egg funboard: € 825,-
6’9” KNIFE single fin board: € 850,-
8’0” BLADE malibu funboard: € 950,-
5’9” SPOILER wave kiteboard: € 975,-*
9’0” WING longboard: € 1450,-**
Custom surfboard (€ 120 per foot + € 600,-)***
(* internal reinforcement is necessary for a directional wave kiteboard)
(** because of the current limited availability of Paulownia trees of 9' long in our plantation)
(*** for a custom board design, please send a request to email@example.com)
The final shape (tail type, wings, bottom contours, fin set-up, ...) of the chosen can still be decided during the workshop to match individual preferences, skill, style, etc
Prices include tuition and all the materials to complete the shape of choice (internal plywood structure, paulownia/cedar deck and bottom skins, bead and cove rail strips, glues, …) and the tools needed to work.
Fins and the glassing of the board are not included in the workshop. To laminate your surfboard board with epoxy & fibreglass, you can order an optional glassing kit for 125€.
We can also laminate your shaped surfboard for € 40 per foot length of the board.
Lunch is included in the workshop price. Accommodation, breakfast and dinner are not included.
You can book a bed with breakfast (€ 35/night) and dinner (€47/night) by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
All info on dezeekameel.be.
There is also a camper parking about 800m from the hostel.
Download the full program of the workshop with all detailed info. (In Dutch)
On the surfbuddha blog you can read a review of the workshop by Yannick Verheust (In Dutch).
Photos from previous workshops on the SINUM surfboards facebookpage