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News

Check the latest shapers to complete their boards and pictures of their finished board ready to surf. We can also glass your board, do spray designs as well as design your new logo. The Surfboard Shapers Workshop has been running over 4 years and has had many surfers of all abilities complete the course, some going on to establish themselves in the industry.

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Workshops

The Surfboard Shapers Workshop is 10 hours of one on one tuition. The 5 x 2 hour modules include The Shaping Bay, Selecting your blank, Design, Rough Shaping, Fine Tuning and Finish Shaping. Includes is a Design Folder with study notes, available blank sizes and on completion a certificate of competancy on completion. Tool packages available.

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The Shop

We can supply lots of products from tools, DVD’s and Surfboard Shapers Workshop t-shirts but these are just a part of what’s available in the shop. We can also design and print a logo to compliment your new board and not forgetting Gift Certificates for that special person or occasion

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A bit of background

Richard has lived through the heart of the evolution of surfing in Australia. He started learning about the ocean and its power as a boy on holidays at Manly in the 50s and 60s and later when his family moved to Mona Vale on Sydney’s northern beaches. In his early teens Richard joined the local surfriders club and began his competitive surfing career. He competed in events across the country and in 1973 went on to win the Australian Open title. This led to surfing competitions in Hawaii like the Pipeline Masters and the Duke Kahanamoku Hawaiian Surfing Classic. The Surfboard Shapers Workshop has now been running for over four years and in that time he has not only taught many the art of surfboard shaping but shares the handcrafted skills and knowledge of how surfboard designs work in all sorts of waves.