Beat the winter blues and craft a surfboard

Beat the winter blues and craft a surfboard

We’re in the thick of winter, which can often leave us dreaming of warmer days and salty oceans. If the first half of the year is anything to go by, the next half will fly by just as fast. Soon enough we’ll be leaving the steamer at home and enjoying the summer swells.

How about warming up the winter bones with some woodwork and surfboard crafting at the Bywater Surf workshop? You’ll have a brand new hollow wooden surfboard to enjoy, ready for the glorious spring time and many seasons to come. We can’t think of a better way to spend a tax return. If you haven’t done something for yourself this year, maybe this is just the experience you need.

We have spots open on our August and October 4 day board making courses and then that will be a wrap for surfboard making til 2023. Conveniently running over 4 consecutive days (Thur - Sun) at our Boondall workshop, students are fully guided by expert Stuart in crafting the work of art that is a timber surfboard. No experience is necessary, just enthusiasm for creating the surfboard of your dreams. Class sizes are kept small to ensure hands on guidance, you’ll meet some new friends and walk away with a new set of skills.

Choose from 11 different surfboard styles, with various options on timber patten and nose & tail shape. If you’re not sure what board is best suited to your needs, we can point you in the right direction so you’re confident you’ll be making the most enjoyable and versatile board for yourself.

Here’s a glimpse into the board making class last August.

We can’t wait to see what boards are brought to life this year. For those who can’t make it to our Brisbane workshop course, might be tempted to indulge in a DIY kit to tackle the project in the comfort of your own home. Shop the range here. Don’t forget we also offer gift vouchers and payment plans.